Vaccinations

Latest health information provided by O’Connell Street Medical Centre

Vaccination Before Vacation

Vaccination Before Vacation

When you’re going on a much-needed overseas holiday, it can be easy to focus more on what you’re going to do when you get there, as opposed to what you should do before you go. However, alongside planning your itinerary, you should also schedule a doctor’s visit for vaccinations. Six to eight weeks before you leave the country, book a

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Get Your Flu Vaccination Now

Get Your Flu Vaccination Now

From April onwards, the 2018 flu shot will be available from GP surgeries and other immunisation providers. It seems like only yesterday flu season was in full swing, but as we head into autumn, that dreaded colder weather is on its way. For the best chance of developing immunity against the flu, why not organise your family’s flu vaccinations now?

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The Rise Of The Superbug

The Rise Of The Superbug

Large scale misuse of antibiotics is contributing to an ever-growing issue in health care: antibiotic resistance and the threat of ‘superbugs’. It’s tempting to think that antibiotics are a cure-all, but in many cases, they won’t help at all. We need to ensure that antibiotics are reserved for instances where they are truly appropriate, or else they may lose their

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Flu Vaccine: A Worthwhile Precaution

Flu Vaccine: A Worthwhile Precaution

The Australian Government recommends that the annual seasonal influenza vaccination be given to “any person aged six months and over who wishes to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with the flu”. Seasonal flu comes with a substantial health burden increasing risk of illness and death, particularly in vulnerable populations such as the elderly or diseased. For example, influenza may

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Travel Vaccinations

Travel Vaccinations

“Working in the high-pressure corporate environment can be stressful and it takes a toll on the physical and mental health of employees and managers. At O’Connell St Medical Centre we can provide your company with illness prevention (such as on-site flu vaccinations, travel vaccinations, occupational health and injury prevention) as well as health promotion and education strategies.” If you work

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Have Vaccinations, Will Travel

Have Vaccinations, Will Travel

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, six of the top 10 travel destinations for Aussies are Asian countries. Generally, the three recommended vaccines for travellers to the region (especially Southeast Asia) are typhoid, hepatitis A and B, and influenza. Additionally, country-specific jabs are often required, and these can be found on the Travel Vax website. Before you pack your

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Do You Have Protection?

Do You Have Protection?

For anyone who’s sat among coughers, snifflers, and sneezers on public transport, you probably already know we’re in the thick of flu season That means, if you haven’t already, it’s time for a flu shot – or, at the least, a consultation with your doc about getting one. It’s the same story every year with getting the flu vaccine, right?

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Stay Flu-free

Stay Flu-free

We’ve all experienced the flu: anyone can get it, it’s highly contagious, and up to 15 percent of Aussies experience it annually. But besides the fact that it’s common and unpleasant, what else do you really know about it? Well, many people are unaware of how serious it is. It’s not just a bad cold – it can, in fact,

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