Flu vaccinations

Government funded flu vaccines are now available.

Flu vaccines are funded for:

All patients over 65

All aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people aged 5 to <65 years

All patients with chronic health medical conditions

All pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy

All children aged 6 months to 5 years. (*2 doses may be required)

Contact reception on 3299 6777 or book online for your flu vaccine.

Novel Coronavirus  COVID-19

The novel coronavirus is a highly contagious strain that is transmitted from person to person usually when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Incubation period is up to 14 days.

Currently is there is no vaccine for the virus.

Symptoms include: 

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Difficulty breathing

Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Australian Government have introduced telehealth consultations for Medicare and Veteran Affairs card holders.

Stay safe during the pandemic by booking a phone consult. 

Our GP's can provide the following services all via phone consult:

Prescriptions, specialist referrals, pathology and imaging requests, medical certificates, mental health care plans and reviews, GP management plans.

In an effort to stop the spread of the virus in the community, please DO NOT enter the clinic if are experiencing any respiratory cold/flu like symptoms. Please contact reception on 3299 6777 for further advice.

To slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Queensland Government have introduced restrictions around staying at home, going outside, having visitors to your home , business activities, entertainment, and education.

For the latest public health information, please visit the Queensland Health website on :

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus

Marsden Clinic is in contact with Queensland Health, RACGP and Metro South Public Health to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the community following the recommended guidelines.

Measles

There has been a recent increase in the number of measles cases in Queensland.

Measles is an acute, highly infectious illness caused by the measles virus.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Runny nose

  • Red inflamed eyes

  • Tiredness

  • Skin rash

Immunisation against measles is recommended as part of the National Immunisation Program.

If you suspect you may have measles, or have been in close contact with someone who has, please inform reception at time of booking, so we can follow the recommended protocols, and help prevent the further spread of measles.

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