Information about Flu Vaccination
After a severe flu season in 2017, the National Influenza Vaccination Program has introduced changes for free flu vaccinations.
Free vaccination available for high risk groups. Included groups are:

- children from 6 months up to 5 years

- 5 years to adult with medical risk conditions

- all ATSI people age 15 and over

- pregnant women

- all adults aged 65 and over

Changes to the program include flu vaccines for children and a special high dose formulation for those aged over 65.

Ballina to Byron Bay Coastal Charity Walk 2018
Date: Sunday 27 May 2018
as a team, individual walker or runner

The Coastal Charity Walk is a fundraiser for the important Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.
This year, the walk will begin at Missingham Park in Ballina.
The distances are:
to Lennox Head - 13km
to Broken Head - 25km
to Byron Bay - 37km
Goonellabah Medical Centre are supporting this wonderful community event.

Image from the Chopper Walk 2017

Dr Clare Sugden is a general practice registrar at Goonellabah Medical Centre. She has returned to the region having grown up in the Alstonville area and looks forward to building her general practice career here.

Goonellabah Medical Centre participates in the Byron Bay to Ballina Coastal Charity Walk every year. The ‘Chopper Walk’ helps fundraising for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter which is an important service to all communities in this area.

Read more: The 'Chopper Walk' 2017 →