COVID-19 vaccination

 

COVID-19 VACCINATION:

COVID-19 vaccination is available by appointment to all people 5 years of age and over.

Vaccines for those over 12 years of age are available on Saturdays from 1:00PM.

Vaccines for those aged 5 to 11 are available on Mondays and Tuesdays until May 10th.

Patients are asked to make an appointment by clicking on the link above, via HotDoc or by calling reception on 9749-6777.

 

COVID-19 BOOSTER VACCINE ADVICE

You are eligible for a COVID-19 booster dose if:

  • you are 16 years and older, and
  • have had your second dose of your primary course of Covid-19 vaccination at least 3 months ago.
  • A booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for eligible immunocompromised patients 2 months after the 2nd. dose.

At present, the approved vaccine for boosters that we can provide is the Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine. 

Booster doses are not mandatory, however they are recommended to maintain immunity against COVID-19.

A second booster will be available for those over 65, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders over 50 and immunocompromised patients 4 months after the first booster.

Appointments can be made online via the link above or  at hotdoc.com.au or by contacting our receptionist on 9749-6777

 

COVID-19 Arrangements:

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing to see patients at Hogans Road Medical Centre. We request that all patients, and accompanying persons over the age of 12, wear a mask and  and use the hand sanitiser provided at the entrance. Thank you for your co-operation.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we also welcome the use of telehealth consultations which require patients to make an appointment online or by ringing  9749 6777 and asking for a telehealth appointment.

The doctor would be ringing the patient on the nominated phone number instead of a consultation in the consulting room. There are also facilities available to conduct a video consultation if needed.

If management involves prescribing a script for medication, then the script can either be left at reception for pick up, or sent via SMS to a mobile phone. The script can also be faxed or e-mailed to a pharmacy. 

COVID-19 precautions are always a high priority at the clinic, and our waiting and consulting room furniture is cleaned twice daily and we have restricted the patient numbers in the waiting room to 14 which is the legal requirement for physical distancing.

We hope all of our patients are safe and aim to be guided by all precautions advised by the Health Department to maintain safety and good health.

How to get Proof of Vaccination if you’re not eligible for Medicare

If you’re not eligible for Medicare, you need an Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) to get your proof online. You can get an IHI using the Individual Healthcare Identifiers service (IHI service) through myGov.

First, you need to check if you already have an IHI. You have an IHI if any of the following apply:

  • you have a Medicare card
  • you have a DVA card
  • you’re enrolled in Medicare.

If you don’t have an IHI, you can use the IHI service through myGov to apply for one and link it. To do this, sign in to myGov then:

  1. Select Services or Link your first service.
  2. Select Individual Healthcare Identifiers service and then follow the prompts.

You don’t need an IHI to get the vaccines, you only need it to get proof of your vaccinations.

Once you have an IHI, please contact us on 9749-6777 or by e-mail at reception@hogansrdmedicalcentre.com.au, so that we can report your vaccination to the Australian Immunisation Register to allow you to get official Proof of Vaccina