November 2, 2016

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) is the reactivation of the chicken pox virus and causes a nasty rash often on the chest or face (sometimes involving the eye). The rash can be extremely painful and some may get post herpetic neuralgia (PHN) - severe debilitating pain which may last for years. Approximately 20-30% of people who have had chicken pox will get a shingles and is more common as we get older with the incidence rising sharply over the age of 50. Half of people liv...

August 17, 2016

The Hajj 2016 pilgrimage is expected to run from September 9th-14th. A reminder for all planning to attend (or for Umrah) that it is a Saudi visa requirement to have a valid certificate of vaccination against Meningitis ACWY. There are 2 types of vaccine; the conjugate vaccine is effective after 10 days and lasts 8 years and the polysaccharide vaccine also effective from 10 days but only lasts 3 years. Both are single dose vaccines. Unvaccinated pilgrims or those w...

August 9, 2016

 The Australian flu season generally lasts from May to October and we're definitely seeing a steady stream of sufferers coming through our doors. So it is still worthwhile to have the needle. We stock the 2016 Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine which contains:

  • A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus – unchanged from 2015

  • A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus – changed from 2015

  • B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus, Victoria lineage – changed from 2015 in Trivalent...

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