Some Goulburn people say that if you start your fire before Anzac day you're not a true local.
With temperatures already dropping below zero in the evenings it certainly feels like winter is coming and with it, the flu season.
The president of the RACGP recommends that the best time to receive the flu vaccination is mid to late April. Typically, the flu season affects Australians from June to September, with the peak being in August.
Recent evidence suggests that protection following flu vaccination may begin to wear off after three to four months, so the timing is critical to ensure you're still protected at the end of the season.
This year the Health Hub is offering private flu vaccinations for just $13 and will bulk-bill all flu shot consults.
The private vaccine is the same strain as that issued for free by the government to people who are aged 65 years and over, pregnant women, children under five years old, Indigenous people, and medically at-risk people. For the first time, patients can book in for the flu vaccination online at goulburnhealthhub.com as well as by calling 4816 1500.
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If you're looking for a new GP the winter season can be a good time to try someone new and see if they fit. The Health Hub now has five GPs - three female and two male - giving patients a choice in practitioner.
Our new GP registrar Dr Ruwantha who has an interest in mental health and men's health is very popular with patients, and The Health Hub is enjoying its role as a teaching practice.
Our specialist centre also continues to expand with five new specialist services being added this month.
We are thrilled to welcome Dr Razvan Stoita, an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in hips and knees and works at the Base Hospital, paediatrician Dr Ming Chow who has a special interest helping children with behavioural and developmental disorders, and rheumatologist Dr Shweta Kumar who has expertise in all areas of Clinical Rheumatology. In addition, our ENT, Dr Dilshard Soodin can now insert grommets in adults in his Goulburn clinic.
Finally, our dermatologist Dr Rebecca Saunderson, who visits twice a month has recently started a bulk-billed UV booth clinic at the Goulburn Health Hub. This treats patients with psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, pruritus (chronic itch) and many other skin conditions.
So if you're thinking about where to go to look after your health this winter try The Goulburn Health Hub at 37 Ross St, Bradfordville. Call 4816 1500.
There's also a pharmacy, pathology, café, over 90 car parks, a kids' play area and a great Allied Health Centre with its own hydro pool and rehab gym.