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National Immunisation Program: Shingles vaccination catch-up program extended

Since our earlier post about this program ending, the Government has extended the supply of Shinlges vaccinations to the most vulnerable group. The shingles vaccine Zostavax® will continue to be free for people aged 71-79 through to 31 October 2023. Read more at: https://www.health.gov.au/news/national-immunisation-program-shingles-vaccination-catch-up-program-extended Better still … if you are aged 70 -79 years old…
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Continuing the tradition of modern medicine, traditional values. There are now more Doctors and more Choice at Reydon Street Medical Centre

Many of you will be aware of Dr Annette Kortlucke’s recent retirement, and patients have been asking who will be looking after the patients at our trusted family medical practice. We know continuity of care and seeing a doctor you trust is important to our patients. Some of our patients have already had the good…
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Are you under 40 years old? under 60 years old? and trying to decide if COVID19 vaccination is right for you?

There is a lot of chatter about the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccinations and who should have which vaccine. The Pfizer vaccination is the preferred COVID19 vaccine for younger patients. At present (29/6/2021) this is those under 60 years old. However, the balance of risks and benefits varies depending on:1) The amount of COVID19 infection in…
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Introducing Dr Vanessa Serrano

A few of the usual doctors will away for the next few weeks. We know it is important patients have continuity of care, and can see doctors they trust to continue the longstanding trusted relationships they have with the Reydon Street doctors. Dr Vanessa has helped our patients over the last few years, and being…
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World’s Greatest Shave 2021 is here!

Blood cancer is on the rise in Australia. Every single day, 47 Australian families will learn that they are facing blood cancer. Blood cancer takes so much, it can take a person’s job away, it can take them away from their families, it can take their hair, and it can take their life. Participating in…
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Endo March is here!

Did you know endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women? That is approximately 200 million women and girls worldwide. The Worldwide Endo March is a campaign that aims to raise awareness of endometriosis. The campaign and events are run by volunteers who are passionate about creating change for women and girls with endometriosis by raising funds,…
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Protect yourself again melanoma!

What is melanoma? Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in the skin cells called melanocytes and usually occurs on the parts of the body that have been overexposed to the sun. Rare melanomas can occur inside the eye or in parts of the skin or body that have never been exposed to…
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