The colder weather has most definitely arrived! We have been very busy vaccinating many of you against the flu.
We are out of private flu vaccines due to a very limited quantity being available this year. Supply of the government funded influenza vaccines has also been affected. We are grateful for your understanding and patience if this impacts you. For more information about the government influenza vaccine shortage head to the end of the newsletter where a Q&A section will help answer your questions.
With the change in weather some people find that their asthma symptoms worsen. If you need to use your reliever (usually the blue one) more than 3-4 times a week, you may need a review of your asthma and a change in your medications. Please book in to see your GP if this sounds like you!
Our team has grown again. We welcome Dr Kyle Wilcox and Dr Shea Wilcox to Turn the Corner (yes, they are brothers). With our expanding team we are happy to offer more appointments and even longer opening hours.
Poisonous mushrooms growing in Melbourne
The below health alert is from the Department of Health
- Extreme caution is advised when picking and consuming wild mushrooms – if in doubt, don’t consume.
- Poisonous mushrooms including Death Cap mushrooms and Yellow-staining mushrooms are currently growing around Victoria as a result of recent heavy rains.
- Cooking, peeling or drying these mushrooms does not remove or inactivate the poison.
- There is no home test available to distinguish safe and edible mushrooms from poisonous mushrooms.
- Mushrooms purchased from a supermarket, greengrocer or other reputable source are safe to eat.