COVID-19 VACCINATION SERVICE
1st April 2023
Pfizer & Moderna Bivalent BA4/5 currently in store
Alternatively, call us on 96463377 or walk-in
This is a free service.
Check your eligibility here.
FLU VACCINATION 2023
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
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
Please bring your passport on the day of your appointment.
The traveller is responsible for the testing requirements of the destination they are visiting.
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
ACTIVE INGREDIENT PRESCRIBING
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:
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.
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.
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).
1st May 2020
Free swab test at our nearest clinic:
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)
* 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.
HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS PROPERLY
1st March 2020
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.