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COVID-19 VACCINATION

 
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COVID-19 VACCINATION SERVICE

15th February 2022

We are an approved Pfizer, Moderna & Novavax Covid-19 vaccination site.​

on-line booking

https://beacon-cove-pharmacy.pharmacybookings.com.au/

Alternatively, call us on 96463377 or walk-in

This is a free service.

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Check your eligibility here.

https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility?lang=en

Vaccination

FLU VACCINATION 2022

Mid-Autumn is the best time to get your flu jab. 

Government-funded vaccines available in store to eligible* patients.

​Private vaccines available for those who are not eligible for the Australian Government's National Immunisation Program.​

Prescription not required

Quadrivalent vaccines supplied


Administered by a highly trained pharmacist 

Strict hygiene & sanitization procedures followed

Traveler Walking In Airport

SUPERVISED RAPID ANTIGEN TEST FOR TRAVEL

1st May 2022

  • Certificate & RAT provided

  • A simple 15 minute test

  • supervised by a pharmacist

To make a booking, call 9646 3377

The traveler is responsible for the testing requirements of the destination they are visiting.

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COVID-19 RAPID TEST CONCESSIONAL ACCESS PROGRAM

Updated 1st May 2022

FREE rapid antigen tests are available to those who hold a concession or pension card

Program period: 24th January to 31st July 2022

Access up to 20 free RATS over 6 months or a maxium of 5 tests in a given month

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ACTIVE INGREDIENT PRESCRIBING

JANUARY 2021

From 1st February, your PBS prescriptions will have the active ingredient, rather than the brand of the medication. This mandate will lead to safer use of medicines, especially in the wake of medicine shortages.

Exemptions to this include: 

  • Hand-written prescriptions;

  • Paper-based residential medication charts;

  • Prescriptions for medicines with four or more active ingredients;

  • Non-PBS/RPBS prescriptions and;

  • items from the Excluded List

However, for safety & clinical reasons, your GP may still wish to include the brand name.

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ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTIONS

25th August 2020

E-scripts, also known as electronic prescriptions, is an alternative to paper prescription. 

After a GP consult, the patient may choose to receive an e-script.

The e-script will be sent as a Q-R token via sms or email. You will receive a token for each medicine prescribed.

The Q-R token gets scanned at the pharmacy. The pharmacist will unlock the prescription details.

If you have been prescribed repeats, you will receive a new Q-R token.

This new token will be required when you need the repeat filled.

Your details will be kept confidential & safe.

You can still receive paper prescriptions if you wish. 

Sanitizing Surfaces

OUR COVID-SAFE PLAN

1st July 2020

In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, below are our current in store policy:

*hand sanitisation prior to entry; 

* maintain a 1.5m social distance as per floor markings;

* maximum people capacity is 3; 

* maximum stay is 10 minutes;

* contactless payment preferred;

* do not enter pharmacy if have symptoms, been instructed to self-isolate or awaiting test results. Please call us instead.

There will be regularly cleaning of shared surfaces (eg. eftpos machines, pen, counters etc).

Additionally, there will be a limit of ONE month's supply on certain prescription medicines and ONE pack of some essential over-the-counter medicines.

Pharmacists must now label all asthma relievers (eg. Ventolin, Asmol).

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COVID-19 TESTING

1st May 2020

Free swab test at our nearest clinic:

Port Melbourne Medical Centre 

Alfred Hospital 

Melbourne Sports Aquatic Centre

You may be eligibility for the test if you have the following symptoms (at time of writing):

* fever or chills (without alternative diagnosis to explain fever) or;
*acute respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell)

In addition testing is recommended for:

* people with new onset of other clinical symptoms consistent with COVID19 (headache, myalgia, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea)


AND 

* those have been in close contact of a confirmed case, have returned from overseas in the past 14 days, or who are healthcare or aged care workers.

Hand Hygiene

HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS PROPERLY

1st March 2020

Hand Hygiene

Step 1:  Wash your hands with either clean warm or cold water. Turn off tap and apply soap;

Step 2:  Lather your hands with the soap, ensuring you rub palm to palm, on the back of your hands, in between your fingers and under your nails;

Step 3:  Scrub for at least 20 seconds;

Step 4:  Rinse your hands under clean and running water

Step 5:  Dry your hands thoroughly with a clean towel or allow them to air dry.

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COVID-19 VACCINATION

 
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COVID-19 VACCINATION SERVICE

9th August 2021

We are now an approved Covid-19 vaccination site. 


Contact us on 96463377 now to book your first & second Astra Zeneca Covid-19 vaccination appointments. 

Alternatively, you may book online.

https://healthengine.com.au/pharmacy/vic/port-melbourne/beacon-cove-pharmacy/s50077

Please fill in your consent form & bring it with you on the day of your appointment.


This is a free service.

Check your eligibility here.

https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility?lang=en

UPDATE 14/9/21 : MODERNA Covid-19 Vaccines will be available late September. Please register your interest by calling 96463377.

Vaccination

FLU VACCINATIONS 2021

Mid-Autumn is the best time to get your flu jab. 

Government-funded vaccines available in store to eligible* patients.

​Private vaccines available for those who are not eligible for the Australian Government's National Immunisation Program.​

Prescription not required

Quadrivalent vaccines supplied


Administered by a highly trained pharmacist 


Strict hygiene & sanitization procedures followed

Image by Kate Hliznitsova

ACTIVE INGREDIENT PRESCRIBING

JANUARY 2021

From 1st February, your PBS prescriptions will have the active ingredient, rather than the brand of the medication. This mandate will lead to safer use of medicines, especially in the wake of medicine shortages.

Exemptions to this include: 

  • Hand-written prescriptions;

  • Paper-based residential medication charts;

  • Prescriptions for medicines with four or more active ingredients;

  • Non-PBS/RPBS prescriptions and;

  • items from the Excluded List

However, for safety & clinical reasons, your GP may still wish to include the brand name.

Chart & Stethoscope

ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTIONS

25th August 2020

E-scripts, also known as electronic prescriptions, is an alternative to paper prescription. 

After a GP consult, the patient may choose to receive an e-script.

The e-script will be sent as a Q-R token via sms or email. You will receive a token for each medicine prescribed.

The Q-R token gets scanned at the pharmacy. The pharmacist will unlock the prescription details.

If you have been prescribed repeats, you will receive a new Q-R token.

This new token will be required when you need the repeat filled.

Your details will be kept confidential & safe.

You can still receive paper prescriptions if you wish. 

Sanitizing Surfaces

OUR COVID-SAFE PLAN

1st July 2020

In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, below are our current in store policy:

*hand sanitisation prior to entry; 

* maintain a 1.5m social distance as per floor markings;

* maximum people capacity is 3; 

* maximum stay is 10 minutes;

* contactless payment preferred;

* do not enter pharmacy if have symptoms, been instructed to self-isolate or awaiting test results. Please call us instead.

There will be regularly cleaning of shared surfaces (eg. eftpos machines, pen, counters etc).

Additionally, there will be a limit of ONE month's supply on certain prescription medicines and ONE pack of some essential over-the-counter medicines.

Pharmacists must now label all asthma relievers (eg. Ventolin, Asmol).

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COVID-19 TESTING

1st May 2020

Free swab test at our nearest clinic:

Port Melbourne Medical Centre 

Alfred Hospital 

Melbourne Sports Aquatic Centre

You may be eligibility for the test if you have the following symptoms (at time of writing):

* fever or chills (without alternative diagnosis to explain fever) or;
*acute respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell)

In addition testing is recommended for:

* people with new onset of other clinical symptoms consistent with COVID19 (headache, myalgia, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea)


AND 

* those have been in close contact of a confirmed case, have returned from overseas in the past 14 days, or who are healthcare or aged care workers.

Hand Hygiene

HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS PROPERLY

1st March 2020

Hand Hygiene

Step 1:  Wash your hands with either clean warm or cold water. Turn off tap and apply soap;

Step 2:  Lather your hands with the soap, ensuring you rub palm to palm, on the back of your hands, in between your fingers and under your nails;

Step 3:  Scrub for at least 20 seconds;

Step 4:  Rinse your hands under clean and running water

Step 5:  Dry your hands thoroughly with a clean towel or allow them to air dry.

Flying Plane

SUPERVISED RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING FOR TRAVEL

1st May 2022

  • certificate & RAT provided

  • 15 minute test

  • supervised by a pharmacist

Call 96463377 to make a booking or walk-in

Travellers are responsible for the test requirements of the destination they are visiting.