News:

Dr Humera Rasool has joined the practice and is working on Tuesdays. Please make her welcome, as she gets to know Flinders.

Medical Topic:

The shingles vaccine ZOSTAVAX has just become available and subsidised under PBS (Medicare) for those turning70 years old. For the next 2 years a "catchup"will apply to all those up to 79 years old. The treatment is just one dose, and everyone should receive it unless they have serious immune deficiency, and cant have a live vaccine. After this time those who are older than 70 will need to buy it.

This is an expensive vaccine, until recently was $200 and almost unavailable. There is still some diffiulty with supply as the sudden demand has overwhelmed the supplier.

Shingles is a dreadful condition. Don't let yourself miss out.