New Flu Vax stock has arrived

New Flu Vax stock has arrived

Our Pharmacy Services

18-06-2019

Sadly, it’s been a bad season so far this year.

Our qualified pharmacists can give flu injections to people 16 years and over, no appointments necessary. We do have stock of both the adult vaccine and the vaccine for those aged 65+.

Note subject to pharmacist availability. There may be an administration cost involved.

Speak to one of our pharmacists for full details.

The number of confirmed cases has soared to nine times more than this time last year.
More than 18,600 people have been diagnosed with the flu since the season started late last year, nine times more than the same time last year.
 
 
 
 

Meet Mitch our intern pharmacist

Meet Mitch our intern pharmacist

Our Pharmacy Services

07-06-2019

This is Mitch, our intern pharmacist. Mitch has completed his undergraduate pharmacy degree, and is working with us before he does his final registration exams.

Mitch is a big AFL fan. Sadly, he barracks for Collingwood, but don’t hold that against him!

When I asked him what his favourite food is, he replied, “LOTS”. He does think he makes good fajitas.

Mitch thinks Berwick Pharmacy is a great place to learn as there are so many things you see which you won’t see in a smaller place. He loves that our team and customers are easy to get along with.

Make sure you say hi to Mitch next time you see him. And feel free to quiz him with pharmacy questions to prepare him for his exams 😉

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Get your flu shot at Berwick Pharmacy

Get your flu shot at Berwick Pharmacy

Our Pharmacy Services

19-04-2019

Protect yourself from the flu! 🤧
Flu vaccines are now available at Berwick Pharmacy.

Available for people aged 16 years and over. No appointments necessary. Subject to availability of trained pharmacist. Cost $25 per person.

People who fulfill high risk criteria may obtain their flu vaccine from their GP when available, and this may be bulk-billed. These are also available at Berwick Pharmacy at an administration cost of $15.

For more information, please speak to one of our pharmacists.

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Did you know we do Ear Piercing here at Berwick Pharmacy?

Did you know we do Ear Piercing here at Berwick Pharmacy?

Our Pharmacy Services

21-02-2019

You even have the option of having two operators, so the process is over faster, which is a good option for kids or anxious adults.

Our price even includes the antiseptic spray, but earrings must be purchased separately.

Ring us on 9707-1555 to book an appointment.

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Unsmoke for your family

Unsmoke for your family

Our Pharmacy Services

16-01-2019

Trying to quit smoking is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions.

Smoking is incredibly addictive, not just physically, but psychologically. It often takes more than one try to quit smoking.

The range of products to help you quit is bigger and better than ever before. Come and chat to our pharmacists at Berwick Pharmacy and kick the habit for good.

 

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What is Consumer Medicines Information?

What is Consumer Medicines Information?

Our Pharmacy Services

04-01-2019

Consumer medicines information
—reliable information

With the rise of the internet, people can find a vast range
of information at home, but there is a need for caution
when dealing with issues relating to health. The best way to
guarantee you are getting reliable information about your
medicines is to ask your pharmacist for a CMI.

One website that can be relied upon for authentic and
trustworthy information on medicines is www.nps.org.au
At this website, you can find CMIs for most of the prescription
medicines available in Australia.

While CMIs are a valuable resource, reading one does not
take the place of counselling by a health professional. It is still
important to talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your
health and medicines.

What a CMI contains:

Consumer Medication Information brochures are written in
plain English by the pharmaceutical company that makes the
medicine. They answer common questions about the
medicine, including
• what it is for
• how to use it properly
• things to consider before taking it
• if there are any known side effects. Read More >

Have a peek into our engine room!

Have a peek into our engine room!

Our Pharmacy Services

19-12-2018

We love that Tracy, one half of our super duo of stock controllers, manages to keep smiling even when surrounded by boxes and boxes of new stock!

Both Tracy and Zoe only started working with us earlier this year, and they’ve both done an amazing job, especially in the lead up to Christmas.

We’ll post more on these two lovely ladies in the coming weeks.

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Meet Michelle

Meet Michelle

Our Pharmacy Services

06-12-2018

This is Michelle, who works in our Gallery Cafe.

Michelle has worked at Berwick Pharmacy for the past seven years, but had worked with us even before that. She can multi-task like a boss, and makes a mean coffee.

Michelle’s number one priority in life is her family, not just her husband and kids, but she’s also super close to her mum and sisters. You may also know her sister, Chantelle, who used to work with us (hi Chan! Miss you!).

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Return your unwanted medicines to Berwick Pharmacy

Return your unwanted medicines to Berwick Pharmacy

Our Pharmacy Services

19-11-2018

Are you spring cleaning or doing a KonMari clean? Do you have any expired or unwanted medicines at home? Ruth, Michelle and the rest of our team want you to bring them in!Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, indoor

You can return any unwanted or expired medicines to us. We will organise safe disposal, at no charge, as part of the RUM Project (Return of Unwanted Medicines), funded by the Commonwealth Government.

In the 2017-18 financial year, pharmacists around Australia collected over 800,000 kg of unwanted medicines. Read More >