Roll up your sleeve – and stay well this winter

Roll up your sleeve – and stay well this winter

Pharmacist vaccinating a man

Winter is on the way, and that means it’s time to roll up your sleeve once again. In Australia, the flu season typically kicks off in June, reaching its peak around August. That’s why it’s recommended to get your flu shot from April onwards. Ensuring you’re up-to-date with both your flu and COVID vaccinations is […]

Boost your immunity before winter hits

After a late burst of summer, the cooler autumn nights have finally arrived. And that means winter is not far away – along with the dreaded winter lurgies! The good news is, a healthy immune system can help protect you from winter colds, influenza and COVID-19. Now is the time to boost your immunity before […]

Not all pharmacies are the same

Community has always been at the heart of our business, but over the past 125 years, Community Care Chemist has evolved to become so much more than just a pharmacy. We take pride in providing our local community with a wide range of health services. Our highly trained pharmacists are on-hand to not only fill […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

Pharmacist Krishna providing advice to a customer.

On International Women’s Day (IWD) 2024, we recognise and celebrate the achievements of women in our organisation and their contribution to the health and wellbeing of our community, not just today, but every day. At Community Care Chemist, 90 per cent of our registered pharmacists are women, which is well above the national average of […]

Worried about shingles? Don’t risk it!

Anyone who’s suffered shingles will tell you it can be debilitating. Shingles (herpes zoster) is the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. About 1 in 3 people will develop shingles in their lifetime. The virus that causes shingles lies dormant in nearly all adults over 50 years of age […]

Get your health goals back on track

There is a saying by the famous Chinese philosopher Confucius; ‘When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps’. Did you start 2024 with good intentions? Already off track meeting those health goals? Maybe your motivation is MIA or perhaps you just need to commit? If […]

Celebrating 125 years of caring for Geelong

In December 1898, the first Geelong United Friendly Societies dispensary opened in Moorabool St with the goal of bringing affordable and accessible medical supplies and health care to local residents. 125 years on, the organisation now known as Community Care Chemist, remains committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of the Geelong community. Community Care […]

Treatment for common health conditions now available without prescription

Community Care Chemist is participating in a statewide pilot program designed to improve patient access to health care services. As part of the 12-month Community Pharmacist Pilot, eligible patients can attend any of the five Community Care Chemist locations in the region to receive treatment for some common health conditions, without the need to see […]

Take action! Come to a sun awareness clinics

It’s National Skin Cancer Action Week (20-26 November) – and here’s what you can do to improve your sun protection. If you have any skin concerns, book your place in one of our Sun Awareness Clinics taking place across our pharmacies in November. We use state-of-the-art digital imaging to identify the hidden effects of sun […]

Help at hand with spring allergies

Spring has sprung! And while nature is abuzz with new life, the sight of flourishing flowers and blossoming trees can quickly drive those with allergies back indoors, seeking refuge under their covers. If you’re one of the 20 per cent of Australians grappling with hay fever, you don’t have to endure it silently; help is […]

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