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Depression is a mental illness; it is quite a common condition that can affect people of all ages. It is a real illness and not a sign of failure. It is unlike unhappiness, which can occur at any time and is a normal and natural reaction to a fight, argument or even a loss of a family member or friend. Depression is not so easy to get over, it is persistent and the symptoms interfere with everyday life. It is a chronic illness that may require long term management.

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Pharmacy Assistant required by Gympie Amcal Max
A unique opportunity has become available for an experienced Pharmacy Assistant to join a professional team in Gympie Amcal Max. You will receive individual attention and support from the Pharmacists, Retail Manager and the existing team in all aspects of liaising with pharmacy patients and providing excellent customer service.
Above award wage for suitable clients and Full-time or Part-time employment.
We are looking for a people orientated person that understands the importance of people, our passion for our business and a dynamic outlook on life.


Gympie Vaccination Station

Gympie Amcal Max introduces new vaccination services

Gympie residents now have increased accessibility to local immunisation services, with Gympie Amcal delivering pharmacist-administered vaccinations against three highly-contagious diseases –influenza, measles and whooping cough.
Gympie Amcal Max is one of 200 pharmacies across Queensland currently participating in the second phase of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot (QPIP), which is investigating the benefits of having registered pharmacists provide vaccines in a community pharmacy setting.

  •  Influenza –Each year thousands of Queenslanders are hospitalised with the influenza virus, commonly known as “the flu”. As per Queensland Health guidelines, vaccination against influenza is required annually, as the vaccine changes each year to cover the expected disease strains.
  • Measles - According to Queensland Health, Queensland is experiencing its worst outbreak of measles in over 15 years and roughly one third of adults who contract measles need to be hospitalised. A booster is recommended for all adults born during or since 1966, unless you have evidence of having already received two doses of the MMR vaccine. This is especially important for healthcare workers, people who work with children and those looking to travel overseas.
  • Whooping Cough –Whooping cough immunisation in adults protects vulnerable infants from contracting the potentially life-threatening illness. There is no cure and the illness results in death for one in every 200 babies who contract it. As per Queensland Health guidelines, a whooping cough (pertussis) booster dose is strongly recommended for males and females planning a pregnancy, people working with, living with or caring for babies under six months and any other adults who want to reduce the risk of infection and haven't had a previous booster in the last ten years.

QPIP has been authorised by the Queensland Government, as part of a commitment to increase immunisation rates in Queensland, and provide Queenslanders with greater access to medical services. QPIP is being delivered in partnership with The Pharmacy Guild, The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, James Cook University and Queensland University of Technology.
As the community’s most accessible and frequently used health care providers, pharmacists have a unique opportunity to boost immunisation rates.
If you would like to find out more about being immunised, or to book an appointment, please contact Gympie Amcal Max,   Phone 07 5482 1027 or at 14-18 Mary Street, Gympie.  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)



One in six Australians are likely to experience depression and one in four likely to experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Research shows that 65% of people who have experienced a mental health disorder in the last 12 months did not seek help. These statistics clearly show there is more need now than ever before for pharmacists to play a role in mental health in the community.

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