Pro Medical SA is a group of Medical Practices in Adelaide that offers state of the art facilities with the aim of delivering the highest level of patient care. Our Adelaide General Practitioners have a focus on Family Medicine encompassing all age groups.

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Pro Dental SA is an Adelaide Family Dental Surgery that places an emphasis on preventative care and maintenance. Our Adelaide Dentists are focused on delivering high quality treatments and services in a relaxed and family friendly environment.

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This service is available at:

Kidman Park

Pro Physio SA is an Adelaide Physio and Pilates Practice that is focused on providing the very best physiotherapy treatment, intervention and rehabilitation.

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Pro Podiatry SA is an Adelaide based Podiatry and Orthotic Practice. With an emphasis on communication and education, our Adelaide Podiatrists can help devise a management plan to help treat and resolve a range of complex foot and ankle conditions.

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Pro Psychology SA is an Adelaide Psychology Practice, that prides itself on a commitment to professional quality care to achieve the best possible outcomes and goals for individuals, couples and families.

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Pro Nutrition SA is an Adelaide based Dietetic Practice. We aim to provide optimal patient care with an emphasis on dietary advice & education by providing tailored recommendations that are specific to each patient's needs.

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Pro Remedial SA is an Adelaide Remedial Massage Practice that is focused on assisting patients in all aspects of Remedial Massage, Sports Massage and Therapeutic Massage, including Sports Injury Management, Positional Release, Cupping Therapy, Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage.

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Norwood
Stirling
Hope Valley
Mitcham
Kidman Park

Pro Studio SA is an Adelaide based Pilates Studio, Gym and Rehabilitation Facility. Pro Studio SA offers a safe environment for individuals looking to implement a program of muscular strengthening, conditioning and/or specialised rehabilitation under the careful instruction of our team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Personal Trainers.

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Kidman Park

Pro Exercise SA is an Adelaide based Exercise Physiology Practice that focuses on prevention and treatment of injury and chronic illness through structured exercise participation.

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Kidman Park

Influenza Vaccine 2019

The flu vaccine protects you from getting influenza, a common illness caused by the influenza viruses (A and B). The infection affects the nose, throat, bronchi and occassionally, the lungs.

Each year the vaccine is different, and contains the latest, most common strains of the virus. You need to have the vaccination every year to remain protected.

The flu vaccine contains fragments of three or four (trivalent or quadrivalent) different types of influenza virus. The virus in the vaccine has been killed. Therefore, the vaccine cannot give you or your child “the flu”.

The flu virus can spread very easily, usually when an infected person sneezes or coughs, releasing droplets that contain the virus into the air. These droplets can be breathed in by others, or transferred to anyone who may touch a contaminated surface.

Typically, flu season affects Australia from June to September, with the peak being August. Recent evidence suggests that protection following flu vaccination may begin to wear off after three to four months, so timing of vaccination is critical. Recent recommendations have been to get vaccination in late April-early May.

The following are strongly recommended to have the vaccine every year to protect themselves, or to prevent spreading flu.

Children

  • Aged 6 months to 5 years
  • Aged 6 months and over who were born with heart or circulatory problems
  • Older than 6 months who need long-term aspirin treatment

Children and Adults

  • With breathing problems due to severe asthma, lung disease, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • With conditions that affect breathing including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and seizure disorders
  • With a weakened immune system (e.g. due to HIV infection, cancer and some medicines)
  • With type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • With kidney disease
  • With Down syndrome
  • Who are obese (i.e. a BMI >30 kg/m2)
  • Who are homeless
  • Travelling to countries where it is winter

Adults

  • Who are 65 years and older, and those living in aged care facilities
  • Aged 15 years and older living in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Who are health workers, who care for children or older people, or who provide essential services
  • Pregnant women – flu vaccines can be given at any stage of pregnancy. It is recommended that you have the flu vaccine in Autumn if you will be, or are planning to be, pregnant during winter
  • Women who are breastfeeding – there is no known risk to your baby if you are vaccinated with the flu vaccine while you are breastfeeding

Who is eligible for free flu vaccinations?

  • Pregnant women – The flu vaccine is free every year for pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy), people aged 65 years and over, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 6 months to under 5 years and 15 years or older.

The vaccine is also free to anyone older than 6 months with any of the following medical conditions:

  • Heart disease
  • Severe asthma
  • A long-term lung condition (e.g. cystic fibrosis)
  • Long-term illness requiring medical treatment or hospitalisation the previous year
  • Nervous system disorder (e.g. multiple sclerosis)
  • A weakened immune system
  • Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
  • Children aged 6 months to 10 years on long-term aspirin treatment

Not free but highly recommended

In addition to those eligible for the free flu vaccine, the following groups are strongly recommended to have the vaccine:

  • Health care workers
  • Anyone who works in a nursing home or long term care facility
  • Anyone who lives in a household with a person who is in a high risk category
  • people providing essential services, for example police or ambulance officers
  • Travellers
  • Staff working in early childhood education and care
  • Anyone providing care to homeless people
  • Workers in other industries (corporations wishing to reduce absenteeism in the work force)

Cost

Cost of flu vaccine can range from $10 to $25 to purchase. Contact your GP, local pharmacy or council for more information and eligibility. For further information on the Annual Influenza Program contact your doctor at any of our Pro health Care practices.

Pro Medical SA, Dr Neelam Khanna, General Practitioner

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