Monthly Archives: May 2018

Public Holiday

Glen Iris Medical Group will be closed Monday 11th June

due to the Queen’s Birthday Holiday.

 

May 31st, 2018|Clinic News|

FLU SUPPLY UPDATE

Glen Iris Medical Group currently has a reasonable supply of private Flu vaccines and very few government supplies. We will be unable to order more private flu vaccine in the foreseeable future. Please call on 03 9509 7633 to make an appointment.

May 31st, 2018|Clinic News|

Signs and Symptoms of Influenza

Influenza (or the ‘flu’) is a viral infection that is transmitted person to person via airborne ‘droplets’, tiny particles of fluid that are expelled into the air, or onto a surface when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

It affects the respiratory tract, the nose, throat and lungs. It is highly contagious and is attributed to around 3000 deaths in Australia per year. Some flu seasons, like that we experienced in 2017 are worse than other years. This can be attributed to the strains of flu virus that are most prevalent in the community and changes or ‘mutations’ in these virus strains. Viruses are constantly changing, in an attempt to subvert the immune system. Strains of virus that are more successful at this, become dominant and spread. Annual flu vaccines contain three or four of the most prevalent strains for that particular flu season and provide excellent protection against infection but they cannot provide immunity against all strains, or strains that have mutated.

When a person comes in contact with the virus, there may be 1-4 days before they start to exhibit symptoms. This is called the ‘incubation period’. A person may still infect others even if they have not yet started […]

May 29th, 2018|Clinic News|

My Health Record

 

In a highly anticipated announcement, the Minister for Health the Hon. Greg Hunt confirmed recently the My Health Record (MHR) opt-out three-month window will commence from 16 July to 15 October 2018. Every Australian will be offered a MHR unless they choose to opt-out during this period.

Follow this link to read more: myhealthrecordwebsitecopy

May 17th, 2018|Clinic News|