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agpal-accredited-general-practiceHyde and Partners has been part of the local community for over 40 years.

Founded by Dr Geoff Hyde, Hyde and Partners has been well regarded for providing the highest quality personal and family centred medical care to Gawler and the surrounding areas since 1976.

The Hyde and Partners Medical Centre is accredited to Royal Australian College of General Practitioners standards and offers the complete range of primary medical services that can be provided to you from your choice of 16 highly qualified and experienced Doctors.

Our main practice is centrally located at 6 Adelaide Road Gawler and our Doctors also consult on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6 Cherry Street Freeling.
For more information or appointments call  (08) 8522 3444.

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2 days ago

Hyde and Partners

🦟 Kunjin virus is a potentially serious illness spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.

There is currently a higher risk of this virus in SA, particularly in regions along the River Murray, after a sentinel chicken tested positive to the virus.

The time between becoming infected and developing symptoms is likely to be between 2 to 6 days and may extend to 14 days. There is currently no vaccine or cure for this virus.

Most people with Kunjin virus have mild or no symptoms. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should contact their GP.

Rarely, the infection may progress to encephalitis (infection or inflammation of the brain).

Symptoms of encephalitis may include:
◾ fever
◾ rigors (chills/shivering)
◾ headache
◾ neck stiffness
◾ irritability
◾ confusion
◾ drowsiness
◾ seizures.
Anyone experiencing symptoms of encephalitis should seek urgent medical assistance.

ℹ️ For info on preventing mosquito bites, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/fightthebite
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3 days ago

Hyde and Partners

Vaccines, like any other medication or natural therapy, can have side effects.

As part of regulatory assessment of all vaccines, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) considers information about possible side effects.

For a vaccine to be registered for use in Australia, the benefits must outweigh the risks.

The possible side effects are minor and may include:
◾ pain and swelling at the injection site
◾ tiredness
◾ headache
◾ muscle and joint pain
◾ chills
◾ fever
Most side effects last no more than a couple of days and do not require special treatment. Serious reactions like allergic reactions are extremely rare.

Even after a vaccine is given, it is still monitored for safety. Healthcare professionals contribute to ongoing monitoring by informing the TGA of any side effects, even if they are very minor.

As part of vaccine safety surveillance, vaccine recipients may receive a text message from the AusVaxSafety program three days and eight days after the vaccine asking if they have had any side effects.

The AusVaxSafety program is run through the National Centre for Immunisation and Surveillance scheme.

ℹ️ For more information on South Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidvaccinefaqs

If you have had a COVID-19 vaccination and think you may be experiencing side-effects, check out Healthdirect Australia COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effect Checker: www.healthdirect.gov.au/covid-19-vaccine-side-effect-checker
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2 weeks ago

Hyde and Partners

There are currently 2️⃣ COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Australia, including the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

✅The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be used for people choosing to get vaccinated in Phase 1a of the roll-out.

✅The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine was registered for use in Australia on 16 February by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

ℹFor more information, visit www.covidvaccine.sa.gov.au
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2 weeks ago

Hyde and Partners

👧There has been an 80% drop in public hospital admissions of children 5 years and under suffering from rotavirus in the last 12 years.🧒

The rotavirus vaccine has helped to significantly reduce this rate since being introduced in 2007 and prevents or reduces the severity of rotavirus in most young children.

🤢Rotavirus is a type of gastroenteritis that causes diarrhoea, vomiting, fever and dehydration and can be fatal if left untreated. Symptoms can last from a few days to a week and people can stay infectious for around one week.

Unlike many other strains of viral gastroenteritis, there is a vaccine available.

Vaccines are our number one defence against infectious diseases and immunisation is a simple, safe and highly effective way of protecting people from harmful diseases before they come into contact with them.

To build long lasting protection, it is important for children to complete the full recommended course or schedule of vaccinations at the recommended times.

ℹThe rotavirus vaccine is available for free as part of the National Immunisation Program and is offered to children at six weeks of age and four months of age.
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UPDATE: There have been PBS changes from 1 June 2020 regarding opioid prescribing. Please book with your regular GP to discuss how these changes will affect you.

Coronavirus Health Alert

As the threat level of COVID-19 is currently low in South Australia, we’re now offering face-to-face appointments.

To comply with the SA Government Emergency Management direction, we have a COVID-Safe Plan and require anyone attending the clinic to scan the QR code or register their details.

We continue to observe social distancing >1.5m and limit the number of patients in our waiting room.

If you have symptoms of cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, or a loss of sense of smell or taste, then a COVID-19 test is necessary. Please refer to the SA Health website for a list of COVID-19 clinics and testing centres. If you are uncertain, please book a telephone consult with your GP, who will discuss and arrange a test if necessary.

Call 000 if you need urgent medical assistance.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov