Meningococcal disease is caused by bacteria. Although uncommon, it can become very serious, very quickly. Adolescents are at increased risk of meningococcal disease and are more likely to spread the disease to others. The Meningococcal ACWY vaccine is being offered free by the Victorian Government,  to adolescents in Years 10, 11 and 12 at school,…

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Central Clinic Advisory: Summer Health Alerts

It’s that time of the year when we are spending more time in the water. This may lead to water becoming trapped in the ear causing discomfort after swimming. Usually the water will drain out naturally or you see people doing the jig, jumping and bobbing their head to one side trying to dislodge the…

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Central Clinic Advisory: Summer Heat Stress Prevention

Hot weather can affect your baby or child because their bodies cannot adjust to changes in temperatures as well as adults. Babies and children sweat less, reducing their bodies’ ability to cool down. In the hot weather – stay indoors if possible If outside have a well-fitting sun hat, apply sunscreen, and keep in the…

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Suncare Health tips for summer.

Drink more water Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Keep a full drink bottle with you. Take small sips of water frequently. If your doctor normally limits your fluids, check how much you should drink during hot weather. Never leave anyone in a car Never leave children, adults or pets in…

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Remember to immunise so you don't risk a more dangerous illness

Infected family members may unknowingly pass Whooping Cough on to a new baby. Babies in their first months of life are at greatest risk from whooping cough. Newborns are especially vulnerable to infection until they have completed their full three dose course of whooping cough vaccines at 6 months of age. Adult whooping cough vaccination is recommended to…

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