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Labour Day Long Weekend Opening Hours

Dr Foster & Associates Bunbury Medical Centre will be opened the following over the Labour Day Long Weekend:

Saturday 2nd March

8:00am – 12:00pm By Appointment.
3:00pm – 5:00pm Walk in Clinic Only.

Sunday 3rd March
10:00am – 12:00pm. Walk in Clinic Only

Monday 4th March
10:00am – 12:00pm. Walk in Clinic Only

The Usher Surgery is closed on weekends and Public holiday.
To speak to the Doctor on call you may phone 9792 2666.
For emergencies please proceed to the casualty department at the Southwest Health Campus, or if necessary call 000 for an Ambulance.

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Have you had your flu vaccine yet?

Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a highly contagious disease caused by the influenza virus. The 2017 influenza vaccines contain antigens from the following four virus strains:

  • A (H1N1): A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09 like virus– changed from 2016
  • A (H3N2): A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) like virus– unchanged from 2016
  • B Victoria lineage: B/Brisbane/60/2008 like virus– unchanged from 2016
  • B Yamagata lineage: B/Phuket/3073/2013 like virus– unchanged from 2016.

Everyone is encouraged to get the flu vaccine, but it is strongly recommended that the following groups are immunised because they are at higher risk of serious complications from flu and under the Australian Government’s National Immunisation Program the following groups can receive a free flu vaccine:

  • pregnant women
  • children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
  • people 65 years and older
  • Aboriginal Australians 15 years and older
  • people 6 months and older with medical conditions that put them at risk of severe flu, including:
    • heart disease
    • kidney disease
    • chronic respiratory conditions
    • chronic illnesses that required regular medical attention or hospitalisation in the previous year
    • chronic neurological conditions
    • impaired immunity
    • Children aged 6 months to 10 years receiving long-term aspirin therapy.

At Dr Foster & Associates we have available the free Government funded vaccines as well as Private vaccines for patients to purchase.

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