2021 Government Funded and Private Flu Vaccines are now available.
The Government funded vaccines are available for:
*Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
* People aged 65 years and over
* People aged 6 months and over with medical conditions putting them at increased risk of severe influenza and its complications
* Children aged 6 months to <5years
* Pregnant women (at an stage of pregnancy)
We have plenty of private vaccines available if you do not fit the criteria for a Government Funded one.
If you have had or thinking about having a Covid-19 vaccination The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) advises that the preferred minimum interval between a dose of influenza vaccine and a dose of either Pfizer or Astra Zenica Covid-19 vaccine is 14 days. There is no particular requirement regarding the order of receiving a dose of influenza vaccine and either the first or second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
If you would like to book in for your annual flu vaccine please call 07 544.3 9455 and speak with one of our friendly receptionists to book your appointment. We are not running flu clinics so you will be booked in with your regular GP.
Medicine on Second can confirm that we will be working in accordance with Queensland Health and Government guidelines to roll out Phase 1b of the Covid-19 Vaccine commencing Monday 22nd March 2021.
We will be running Covid-19 Vaccination clinics only. If you have an questions about receiving the vaccine please make a face to face or telehealth appointment with your GP prior to your vaccine as we will not be able to offer consults during the vaccination clinics. At this stage we are booked into July. This may change if our expected deliveries increase.
Please be patient with us at this extremely busy time. Our reception team have been inundated with phone enquiries and we would ask you to please be respectful and understanding of our staff. We are doing our very best to ensure we work as per government guidelines while maintaining our regular appointments for our patients.
Thank you for your support and co-operation at this time.
Please find below the link to the online eligibility checker.
The team at Medicine on Second are still taking the health and welfare of our patients and staff very seriously.
We are still offering Telehealth appointments for any patients who are experiencing cold /flu like symptoms including sore throat, runny nose, fevers or cough or anyone who has come from these areas and needs a GP appointment.
We are asking patients when they enter the clinic that they read the A frame sign and answer the questions honestly. If you have any of the symptoms listed, have travelled overseas, have been in a known “hotspot” or have had contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19, please remain outside and either ring us from there or your car or make yourself known to staff and they will attend to you and give you a mask and ask you to remain outside.
We are ensuring that our seating is meeting social distancing requirements.
If patients arrive with a third party (husband, children, relatives) we will ask if they can remain outside if at all possible to limit our numbers.
We are regularly disinfecting surfaces and medical equipment.
Please use the automatic Hand Sanitizer available as you enter the clinic.
Together we will adapt to these unusual and unsettling circumstances, maintain high-quality health care, support each other and keep each other safe. We would like to thank each and every one of your for your support and co-operation.
DO YOU KNOW THAT AT MEDICINE ON SECOND WE PERFORM VASECTOMIES?
This procedure has been well studied for the past 40 years and is a safe and cost effective form of sterilisation. The procedure takes around 30-40 minutes and is performed in our clinic under a local anaesthetic. You will be requested to rest for 48 hours after and avoid any heavy lifting after the procedure.
We recommend that if you are considering getting a vasectomy you make an initial appointment with reception to gather more information about the preparation, procedure, aftercare and costs.
DID YOU ALSO KNOW THAT WE DO ALLERGY TESTING?
You will benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience at Medicine on Second regarding severe food allergies and anaphylaxis, hay fever, asthma and allergic eye conditions, eczema and dermatitis. We offer onsite allergy testing and oral immunotherapy. Please phone reception to make an initial consult to discuss any of these issues.
Medicine on Second offers a wide range of medical services for all ages and health conditions.