Doctor Meike Flore from the Milton Family Medical Practice and South Coast Skin Cancer Clinic says people should not fear getting a COVID-19 vaccination.
The practice, from its newly renovated building [see details below], is administering both the COVID-19 and flu vaccinations.
Dr Flore says the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine ebbs and flows.
"I found in the beginning when the AstraZeneca was coming out and we were getting the COVID vaccine as they [people] could not get it quick enough," she said.
"That was the first couple of weeks - they all wanted their COVID shot and would go to different practices and different centres just to get in quickly.
"Then the scare came out and there were a few more cases with clots and then it went right down."
They had a COVID clinic when the vaccine first came out - people rolled up and hardly asked any questions.
However, following a scare, some people baulked at getting the vaccine while others had a lot more questions than previous recipients.
Dr Flore, at the start of the next roll-out, said people were coming back thinking it was safe and had fewer questions.
Then later last week came reports of more clot-related deaths.
Should people be worried about getting a COVID-19 vaccine?
"I personally don't think they should be worried. I think there are so many other medications and vaccinations that we give and they all have side effects - even flu vaccine," she said.
"Another thing I put to patients is would you rather treat a clot or would you rather treat COVID?
"Most people go - I would rather have a clot."
She added the chance of a clot was extremely low.
One of the reasons for their renovations at a heritage building at 145 Princes Highway, Milton was to meet the demand.
"We felt last year during COVID because this is such a popular area lots of people from the big cities have come to the area to work from home. Then they realised how nice and beautiful it was here so they relocated," Dr Flore said.
"Lots of young families especially have relocated but there are lots of elderly people who have always been here. So that is why we suddenly had this influx of more people.
"We had enough doctors but did not have the space.
"All the GPs and nurses will be all in the one building 'It's a one-stop-shop type of thing," Dr Flore said.
She added the area could always do with more doctors.
Dr Papas will still run the South Coast Skin Cancer Clinic and now has more room to work in as more rooms at the 141 Princes Highway building have become available.
The practice will still be there for their established patients.
"We do not have this thing where our books are closed," Dr Meike added.
Each doctor has their own special interests and they work as a team to make sure the best possible medical services are available.
She opened the practice in 2016.
Dr Flore and her partner Aaron Quirk opened the practice two doors [141 Princes Highway] up in 2016 in the old Salvation Army Hall.
They were looking for a similar style building which they found at 145 Princes Highway, which was the original Green House Art Gallery.
The new building had a similar feel to the old one but it also had to be renovated.
The building, which dates back to the 1890s, was showing its age and falling apart in some places.
The approval process with council took around one year to complete and they ended purchasing the property behind as well which produced them with more car spaces.
The practice can now be a one way drive through from the highway to Wolseley Street.
It also means they can offer drive-through flu clinics which they did recently.
Official building approval came two years ago and the effort was worthwhile - it's a stunning building with many eye-catching features.
It's also a light and bright facility and Aaron was classed as the project manager.
They were told it would be easier to rip the old building down and start again.
"We looked at the building and even though it would be easier and cheaper to pull it down, we thought that Milton has a charm and the building fits in with the character," Aaron said.
All sorts of hidden features and charms released themselves as the renovations progressed.
The builders loved working with such old and dry timber.
Aaron and Dr Meike did think many times over "what are we doing here"?
Dr Flore also encourages people not to relax when it comes to getting a flu shot.
"If we immunise a lot more people we are going to have less hospital admission with pneumonia and chest infections," she said explaining why the flu shot remained important.
She said last year a lot more people some who had never had the flu before did so to cover themselves
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