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COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 Vaccinations are NOW AVAILABLE for patients who qualify for the Phase IB roll out.

Those who qualify include:

  • Elderly adults aged 70 years and over
  • Other health care workers (Over 50 years of age)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults 55 and over
  • Adults with underlying medical conditions or significant disabilty (Over 50 years of age)
  • Critical and high risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing (Over 50 years of age)

To learn more and find out if you qualify, visit When will I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Our expert nurse immunisers will be running a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic at each of our sites below, every weekday, starting after Easter.  We will be dispensing the AstraZenica vaccine.  Patients who recieve this vaccine are required to have two doses, spaced 12 weeks apart.  We also recommend that you have your COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks before or after getting your seasonal flu vaccine.


If you meet the above qualification criteria, please call your regular or nearest clinic to book in for your COVID-19 Vaccination.

Carrum | Phone: 03 9773 3333

Hastings | Phone: 03 5979 7777

Bangholme | Phone: 03 9706 5560


 

Sunny Side Up – A State of Mind

Sunny Side Up?

I was at the Novotel in Myanmar in 2020 and standing at the breakfast buffet the chef asked me – “How would you like your eggs sir?  Sunny side up?”  Not being particularly cultured, I didn’t actually know what he meant.  I said “yes”.  He looked happy and so he focused on preparing my egg, I mean really focused.  He presented my egg, “sunny side up” with a big smile.  A huge smile.  Later during my breakfast, he came to me and enquired, “how was it?”  “How was what?” I asked.  “Your egg, sir,” – again, with a huge smile.

And that leads me to the topic at hand – self fulfillment.

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My wife and I basically share cars.  And like anyone who’s used to this practice, we come to heads at the choice of radio station.

Whenever I get into the car – there it is, ABC radio, fuzzy, rather analogue in keeping with AM, and serious.  Often political, equal parts scary and inspirational, but no music.  I press the off button, plug in my phone, cling to Spotify and blast the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Joy.  However, occasionally, the conversation on ABC radio does pique my interest, and I stay tuned in.  The other night, that’s just what happened as the host and guest mused about “Maslow”.

Self-fulfillment

Abraham Maslow (1908 – 1970) was an American psychologist who gave us his famous triangle, the underpinning of much motivational and positive psychology.  The fundamental concept is that self-fulfillment comes from really following your passion.  Is this luxurious, foolhardy or hedonistic?  Does self-fulfilling equal self-satisfying?  Once, I myself thought it did, but I’ve since realised that perhaps this is our most powerful contribution to society.  Because, in following our dreams, for that end alone, we make the world around us richer in passion, connection and meaning in a way that transcends the limitations of judging success solely by the financial value externally assigned to it.  Sure, perhaps these measures should align.  But they often don’t.  Take heart, you’re likely to stumble on more peak experiences irrespective, and these are worth much more than money.

Flow

Before finishing, I’d like to tie in one related positive psychology concept that is relevant here – “Flow”.  This is said to be the state of being completely immersed in an activity.  It requires you to live in the moment giving your undivided attention to what you are presently doing.

Putting it all together, if you follow your passion and give it you’ve got, moment to moment – you’ll have a ball, and may just cook up one damn spectacular egg!  Huge smile.