Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hari Raya Haji Opening Times:

We wish all our muslim friends a very good Hari Raya Haji.

Our clinic will be opened on Hari Raya Haji from 8.30am to 12.30pm.  The night clinic will be closed.

The opening hours on Saturday and Sunday are unchanged.

Monday, November 23, 2009

H1N1 Vaccine: Individual Vaccines Now Available

Thank you for your patience.

We have received our batch of H1N1 vaccines today.

These are the Panvax H1N1 Vaccine manufactured by CSL Ltd and as previously discussed, these individual vaccines do not contain the preservative thiomersal.

The vaccines are $30 nett and includes the vaccination fees.

If you have booked your vaccine, please call in to confirmed that you are still coming for the vaccine.  If you don't claim the vaccines by 30 Nov, we will release them to the other patients.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Submit a photo of your baby and win a set of Baby IQ DVDs!

I am running a competition to give away 10 Baby IQ DVD sets. Every set comprise of 5 DVDs designed to encourage talk naturally in an interactive learning experience for parent and child. The DVDs are filmed in HD and the music is performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. Each set is worth $100 and more information about Baby IQ can be found here.

In order to win a set of this DVD, all you have to do is to submit a photo of your baby and tell us why you and your family choose Karri Family Clinic to look after your family's healthcare needs.

Here are the competition details:

1. Submit a photo of your baby resized to 1000 pixels
2. Write in 100 - 150 words why you choose Karri Family Clinic
3. Send your entry to
4. In the title write "Baby IQ contest"
5. The closing date is 6 Dec 2009
6. The ten winners will be notified by email
7. Winners will collect their DVD sets at the clinic.
8. The photos of the babies and the comments may be subsequently published on this website
9. This competition is opened to all patients of the clinic with young children. The photo can be one taken when your child was a baby.

I look forward to seeing your photos!

This competition has been made possible through sponsorship by Abbott.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The seasonal flu vaccines are now available

We have just received our latest batch of flu vaccines. This is not the H1N1, but the normal flu shots. So if you wish to take your flu shots before you leave for your vacation, please drop by the clinic.

Monday, November 09, 2009

H1N1 Vaccines: Single Dose vs 10 Dose Vials

We have many inquiries about the H1N1 vaccine and it is understandable that everyone is quite anxious about taking the vaccination as early as possible especially since the school holidays are just around the corner.

Currently, the only ones that are available in the market are the 10 dose vials. The single dose vaccines will only be available later in the month. Our clinic does not stock the 10 dose vials because I feel that it is better to wait for the single dose vaccines.

The main difference between the 10 dose vials and the single dose vaccine is that the 10 dose vials contain Thimerosal which is a substance containing mercury. The US FDA assures us that it is safe to use but I know that there are many people who will not want to take the vaccine if it contains mercury. So I have decided not to order the 10 dose vials and wait for the single dose vaccines to become available.

If you really need the H1N1 vaccine urgently, please go to the polyclinic and have your vaccination. But if you can wait for another 2 weeks or so, the single dose vaccines should be available. If you have already booked your vaccines with us and wish to cancel, just give us a call to cancel your order.

Monday, November 02, 2009

The H1N1 Vaccine

The H1N1 Vaccine will be available soon at our clinic.

The H1N1 vaccine will offer protection against the H1N1 virus but not the seasonal flu. It is highly recommended for high risk groups like the elderly or those who suffer from chronic diseases. It is also recommended for pregnant women in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters.

Currently, they are still doing the trials for children so the vaccine is not approved for kids yet.

Since it is based on the same technology as the flu vaccine, it has the same safety profile as the flu jab. People who have egg allergies or have reaction to the flu vaccines should not take the jab.

The price of the vaccine is $30 nett and includes the consultation fee.

Because stocks are limited, please ring up to place your orders with our staff. Tel: 67850311. Please leave your name and contact number so that we can inform you when stocks come in. I will also update the website when stocks arrive.

For more information on the H1N1 vaccine, please click here.