SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION 2020
Please contact the surgery if you are over 65 and have not had your flu vaccine for 2020. We have a limited amount in stock but will endeavour to source vaccines to ensure all our patients have the opportunity to be immunised.
If you are under 65 and fit the criteria below for the government funded vaccines please contact reception.
 
Vaccine strains:

The Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee recommendation for the composition of influenza vaccines for Australia in 2020 introduces three new strains when compared to the composition of the trivalent and quadrivalent vaccines for Australia in 2019: a new A (H1N1) like virus strain, a new A (H3N2) like virus strain and new strain for the B Victoria lineage.

 

Quadrivalent influenza vaccines:
  • an A/Brisbane/02/2018 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus

  • an A/South Australia/34/2019 (H3N2)-like virus

  • a B/Washington/02/2019-like (B/Victoria lineage) virus

  • a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (B/Yamagata lineage) virus

Eligibility for free influenza vaccine

Free seasonal influenza vaccine is funded for the following groups at higher risk of complications from influenza:

  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over

  • all children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age (including Aboriginal and medically at risk)

  • all individuals aged 5 years and over with medical risk conditions, namely:

    • cardiac disease, including cyanotic congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure

    • chronic respiratory conditions, including suppurative lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe asthma

    • other chronic illnesses requiring regular medical follow up or hospitalisation in the previous year, including diabetes mellitus, chronic metabolic diseases, chronic renal failure, and haemoglobinopathies

    • chronic neurological conditions that impact on respiratory function, including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and seizure disorders

    • impaired immunity, including HIV, malignancy and chronic steroid use

    • children aged 6 months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy

  • pregnant women (influenza vaccine can be given at any stage of pregnancy)

  • people aged 65 years and over (vaccine that is specifically designed to produce a higher immune response is available for this group).


 

 

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OUR COLLECTION TINS

At Surf Beach Surgery we aim to care for others. So far we have collected about $7000 for Doctors Without Borders. Thank you for your generosity.

We are now collecting money for Can Assist, to assist patients in the Eurobodalla diagnosed with cancer. Look out for our donation tins when you visit.

                               

DID YOUR DOCTOR BULK BILL YOU TODAY?

If you appreciate the care you received here today, and enjoyed the discount of being bulk billed, we ask you to consider making a donation.

GREAT WEBSITES FOR HEALTH INFORMATION
 

Trusted Health Advice | Healthdirect

www.healthdirect.gov.au

 

Award-winning health and medical website | Better Health ...

www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

 

myDr.com.au - Health and Medical Information for Australia

www.mydr.com.au

 

Excellent current recommendation and advice regarding vaccinations

http://www.ncirs.edu.au

Information re Electronic Health Records

www.myhealthrecord.gov.au

For Life-Threatening                                For other after hours emergencies please contact Batemans Emergencies call 000                               Bay Hospital on 4475 1500 ,Moruya Hospital on 4474 2666 or                                                                        the GP Healthline on 1800 022 222