Our Quality Improvement focus this month, February 2024, is Body Mass Index (BMI).
Body mass index (BMI) is an approximate measure of your best weight for health. It is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared (m2).
For older Australians over the age of 70 years, general health status may be more important than being mildly overweight. Some researchers have suggested that a BMI range of 22–26 kg/m2 is desirable for older Australians.
On Call Weekend Clinic - February 2024
- Feb 3rd & 4th : Victoria Street Clinic
- Feb 10th & 11th : Patrick Street Clinic
- Feb 17th & 18th : Victoria Street Clinic
- Feb 24th & 25th : Patrick Street Clinic
Covid and Shingles Vaccines Clinic
Victoria Street Clinic has recommenced Covid vaccination.
Please book your vaccination by phoning 6425 2900 directly.
The Shingrix vaccine (Shingles) was added to the National Immunisation Program for people over the age of 65 on the 1st of November 2023.
This vaccine replaced the previously funded Zostavax vaccine. Please contact the clinic to check your eligibility for this vaccine. Shingles presents as a painful rash, most commonly with blisters and can be followed by chronic pain.
Due to high demand and ordering restrictions there may be a wait, therefor please contact the clinic to arrange your appointment.