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Flu Vaccines 2019

Influenza is a highly contagious disease, with risk of serious health complications.  Flu seasons vary in severity and are unpredictable.  However, what we do know is that vaccination is the most important measure we have to prevent Flu and its complications. Annual vaccination is recommended for...

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15 May
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Meningococcal B

Meningococcal B is a bacteria that can lead to Invasive Meningitis, potentially causing death or life long disability. People spread Meningococcal bacteria by sharing respiratory and throat secretions (saliva or spit).  Generally, it takes close contact for example coughing or kissing to spread these bacteria. It is...

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15 February
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Free Shingles vaccine – Zostavax

Shingles is a condition caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox.  Initial symptoms of shingles can include headache, fever, flu like symptoms and malaise. A stinging or burning sensation may appear on the affected area before a localised skin rash appears, usually within 1-2...

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11 July
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My Health Record Changes

By the end of 2018, a My Health Record with be created for every Australian unless they choose not to have one.  People who choose NOT to have a My Health Record will be able to register not to have one during a three-month opt...

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09 July
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Ranford Medical Centre are now offering on site Iron Infusions

Feeling Fatigued?                                 Low Iron?  When iron levels in the body become too low, the   haemoglobin level can also drop below normal. This can result in Iron Deficiency Anaemia causing fatigue, headaches, dizziness, and palpitations. Initial treatment can include oral tablets, or liquid.  If this is not appropriate...

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02 July