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Queensgate Medical Centre is committed to supporting the health, well-being and education of the community. We engage the community frequently with relevant health information and invite specialists from the health industry to share important information that will benefit the lives of our patients and their families or friends.

 

We also share important news about Queensgate Medical Centre and other health information with our patients and community.

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RSV for Adults
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) immunization Arexvy is recommended for all adults >75 Years and those 60-74 with some medical conditions (lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, immunocompromise, kidney failure, neurological disease). Unfortunately, this vaccine is not government funded. The cost of this vaccine can cost between $300-$400 and our doctors can provide a script for this vaccine at the time of your consultation.

RSV for Infants
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) immunizations are now available from July 2024. Infants under eight months (born 1st October 2023 - 1st September 2024), Aboriginal children (born from 1st October 2022 - 30 September 2024) and medically at risk children (born from 1st October 2022 - 30 September 2023) for the vaccination Nirsevimab which provides immediate protection against RSV. Please call our practice to make a booking or enquire on 08 9456 1811.

Shingrix

Shingrix is recommended for everyone over 50 years, and government funded for patients over 65 years. Please call our practice to make a booking or enquire on 08 9456 1811.
Please be aware that you will not be eligible for this vaccine if you have already had a government funded Zostavax vaccine within the past 5 years.

Children's Flu Vaccines

6TH JULY 2023

The 2023 flu season may be one of Australia’s largest flu seasons on record and doctors are concerned about its impact on children!
Since the flu season started in late April, children have made up almost 80% of those admitted to hospital!
Sadly, one child has died of influenza, a three-year-old in Perth.


In 2020, at this stage of the season, nearly 40% of children aged from six months to under five years were vaccinated, compared with just 20% now.  It is so important to book in your children for their annual flu vaccine. It prevents more than half of infections. And, even if infected, vaccinated children are less likely to be hospitalised with it!

 

Flu vaccines are FREE to children aged 6 months to 11 years.


Simply call our friendly reception team at Queensgate Medical Centre on 08 9456 1811 to make an appointment!

Face Masks in the Practice

4TH JANUARY 2023

Effective 5th January 2023, face masks are optional for all staff and patients of Queensgate Medical Centre.

For the health and wellbeing of staff and patients, masks are required for patients with any cold/flu-like symptoms. Please advise our reception team prior to your arrival if you have any respiratory symptoms as you may be asked to wait in your car whilst waiting for your consultation.

All patients will continue to be screened upon arrival. Please do not hesitate to contact our friendly reception team should you have any queries.

National Award of Accreditation

23RD NOVEMBER 2022

 

Canning Vale increased its community health credentials today when Queensgate Medical Centre received a national award of accreditation, demonstrating its commitment to quality and safety within its practice!

To achieve accreditation, a practice team works over a 12-month period to implement the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practices.  The RACGP Standards provide a recognised national benchmark for general practices and services, and a template for quality care and risk management.

Congratulations to the Queensgate Medical Centre team who worked very hard to gain this incredible achievement!

Masks at Queensgate Medical Centre

9TH NOVEMBER 2022

A friendly reminder that face masks are still required to be worn when attending our practice for adults and children aged 12 years and above.

If you have any contagious symptoms including a rash, or cold/flu-like symptoms, please call the practice to make a telehealth appointment. Should you require an in practice consult for any reason and have cold/flu-like symptoms, you may be asked to provide a negative RAT test and asked to wait in your car prior to consulting with your doctor.

 

All patients will still be screened upon arrival. Please do not hesitate to contact our friendly reception team should you have any queries.

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available 

28TH OCTOBER 2022
 

Queensgate Medical Centre now have Moderna Vaccines available (as well as Pfizer AND Novavax!) for your 4th booster vaccine.

You are eligible for a Moderna Vaccine if you meet the below criteria:

  • You are aged 18 and over

  • You have not yet had your 4th booster

  • You are aged between 16 yrs - 29yrs and are immunocompromised

  • You have not been COVID-19 vaccinated or infected with COVID-19 within the last 3 months.

Modera is the recommended vaccine for your 4th Booster for anyone aged 30 years and above and can be given as a 3rd of 4th dose - regardless of your previous brand of vaccines!

To book in, please give our wonderful reception team a call on 08 9456 1811.

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"I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A CASE OF THE FLU"

Meningococcal Disease

About Meningococcal​

  • Meningococcal disease is a rare but potentially devastating infection that can progress rapidly, causing serious disability or death within 24 hours.

  • It is caused by a bacterial infection of the blood and/or membranes that line the spinal cord and brain.

  • It can progress rapidly, beginning with symptoms such as fever and irritability that are easily mistaken for a common cold.

  • The distinctive meningococcal rash is an advanced symptom of blood infection, which may or may not occur.

  • Most children survive meningococcal disease, but if it is not diagnosed or treated quickly it can lead to serious long-term disability or death within 24 hours.

The Signs & Symptoms

Symptoms of meningococcal disease can be difficult to recognise and can easily be mistaken for a common cold or virus.

Common symptoms of meningococcal disease amongst babies and young children may include:

  • Fever

  • Headache

  • Stiff neck

There are often additional symptoms, such as

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Photophobia (eyes being more sensitive to light)

  • Altered mental status (confusion)
     

Newborns and babies may not have the classic symptoms listed above, or it may be difficult to notice those symptoms in babies. Instead, babies may be slow or inactive, irritable, vomiting, feeding poorly, or have a bulging anterior fontanelle (the soft spot of the skull). In young children, doctors may also look at the child’s reflexes for signs of meningitis.

 

Prevention

While practicing good hygiene can help protect against the spread of germs, vaccination is an effective way to help prevent meningococcal disease. The best way to prevent Meningitis, Meningococcal, and Pneumococcal is through vaccination.

 

It’s important to remember that not all strains are covered by vaccinations so, make sure you know the signs and symptoms. The Signs and Symptoms can appear in any order and some many not appear at all. 

IF YOU SUSPECT MENINGITIS, MENINGOCOCCAL OR PNEUMOCOCCAL SEEK URGENT
MEDICAL ATTENTION. 


Remember, every second counts - Speak to your doctor for more information on meningococcal disease and how you can help protect your family.

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