COVID19 Vaccine (AstraZeneca)
COVID19 AstraZeneca vaccine now available.
ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) recommends that all adults are vaccinated against COVID19. The COVID19 pandemic is continuing to cause severe disease around the world, with many lives being lost. The Australian population remains vulnerable to COVID19 and most Australians have not yet been vaccinated and are not immune.
ATAGI recommends AstraZeneca vaccine is the preferred vaccine to those over 60 years of age.
Due to a rare but serious side effect involving thrombosis (clotting), ATAGI recommends that the COVID19 vaccine by Pfizer (Comirnaty) is preferred over COVID19 Vaccine AstraZeneca in adults aged under 60 years.
This recommendation is based on the increasing risk of severe outcomes from COVID19 in older adults (and hence a higher benefit from vaccination) and a potentially increased risk of thrombosis following AstraZeneca vaccine in those under 60 years.
COVID19 Vaccine AstraZeneca can be used in adults aged under 50 years where the benefits are likely to outweigh the risks for that individual and the person has made an informed decision based on an understanding of the risks and benefits.
People who have had the first dose of COVID19 Vaccine AstraZeneca without any serious adverse effects can be given the second dose, including adults under 60 years. The full statement can be found at
Please see your doctor if you have any concerns before booking in for your vaccination.
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.
New General Practitioner
Marsden Clinic welcomes Dr Anoop Raman.
Dr Raman will join the team on January 5th, 2021.
He is interested in all aspects of general medicine with special interests in geriatric medicine (care of the elderly), chronic disease management, orthopaedics and paediatrics.
Please phone reception for an appointment or book online.
Marsden Clinic is pleased to welcome Elmo Senanayake to our team of allied health professionals in January 2021.
Elmo is a skilled and dedicated podiatrist that has been delivering podiatry care since 2012.
Elmo achieved his Bachelors in Podiatry in 2011 at the Auckland University of Technology.
Elmo can implement different measures to improve your overall mechanics of the body with innovative podiatry treatments in our clinic.
He covers all aspects of general podiatry of all ages, nail surgeries, orthotics and more.
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.
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 :
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.
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.
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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.