The plan Australians deserve – adapting to a harsher climate is now a life and death matter

“The devastating floods in Queensland and New South Wales highlight, yet again, Australia’s failure to plan for natural disasters. As we’re seeing now in heartbreaking detail, everyday Australians bear the enormous cost of this inaction.” writes Professor Barbara Norman – Chair of the Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Network, University of Canberra in The Conversation.

“In just a few years, many Australian communities have weathered a series of natural disasters overlaid by the COVID pandemic. They are exhausted, and deserve better.

So what must Australia do to get ready for the harsher future that awaits?”

GP College calls for more general practice support – and issues a reminder to wear our mask

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is reminding people that face masks still need to be worn in general practice as rules are relaxed across Australia. The RACGP President also called for more support for general practice which is under unprecedented pressure after two years of pandemic. The RACGP is calling on the federal government to invest in a series of initiatives to improve patient care and health outcomes.

 

Flu vaccines arrive in April

2022 influenza vaccines for the National Immunisation Program will be available from April. We will post updates on our site. Flu vaccination clinics will go live for online booking when the vaccines have been received. Please do not call us – continue to visit this site for updates. Continue reading for more early advice about the influenza program.

COVID-19 vaccination at Queen Street Medical Centre Moruya

All COVID-19 vaccines – available now

We have these COVID-19 vaccines ready for you and your family. Please book your vaccination online or ask your doctor at your next consultation.

Astrazeneca (18 years plus), Pfizer (12 years plus), Moderna (6 years plus), Paediatric Pfizer (5-11 yr olds)

The Novavax vaccine is expected to arrive soon.

Reminder: Have you had your booster shot? Continue reading for more booster info.

Dr Phil returns to this place he calls “home”

We are delighted to welcome home our “very own” Dr Phil – many will remember him well from the early days of this practice in Vulcan Street. Here is an interesting snapshot of Dr Phil Crawford’s medical journey to all corners of the globe since his post graduate years practicing in Moruya. Dr Crawford’s focus is seeing patients who have urgent or on the day health needs…

Featured Video Play Icon

How to use a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)

Watch this short video for the right way to do your RAT Test.

For learning  about how to manage COVID-19 at home click on the read more link below.

Omicron – an unprecedented and preventable economic catastrophe

Jim Stanford in The Conversation writes today:

That some political and business leaders have, from the outset of COVID-19, consistently downplayed the economic costs of mass illness, reflects a narrow, distorted economic lens. We’re now seeing the result – one of the worst public policy failures in Australia’s history.

The Omicron variant is tearing through Australia’s workforce, from health care and child care, to agriculture and manufacturing, to transportation and logistics, to emergency services.

The result is an unprecedented, and preventable, economic catastrophe. This catastrophe was visited upon us by leaders – NSW Premier Dom Perrotet and Prime Minister Scott Morrison in particular – on the grounds they were protecting the economy…

I've tested positive to COVID, What should I do now?

I’ve tested positive to COVID. What should I do now?

For two years, COVID has dominated our world. In Australia, we’ve tested every sniffle, undergone extensive lockdowns, and double-vaccinated more than 90% of adults to combat this lethal virus.

So, it’s understandable our first reaction when we test positive to COVID ourselves is to panic.However, a positive test doesn’t mean you will necessarily end up in hospital.

As a GP, here’s my advice on what you should do. See full story in The Conversation

Pfizer vaccinations for children aged 5 – 11 – book online now

New clinics for children aged 5 to 11 years are opened for online bookings when we receive our allocation – just 100 doses per delivery. Clinics are now open for 1st and 9th February 2022 – be quick – demand is strong and contrary to government public info, our supply is currently limited to 100 doses per delivery. You can also book your child’s follow up dose 8 weeks after the first dose.

Please continue to check availability online – please don’t phone us – it is overwhelming our capacity. Please book online.