COVID-19

 

COVID-19 VACCINATION:

We are recommencing CoViD vaccination after 16 December. This vaccine covers a different virus strain to previous vaccines. Please contact reception to make an appointment.

All adults can get a booster if it’s been 6 months or longer since their last COVID-19 booster or confirmed infection (whichever is most recent). Boosters give extra protection against severe illness from COVID.

The Australian Government has accepted a recommendation about COVID-19 vaccines. All adults aged 75 years and older should receive an extra 2023 COVID-19 vaccine dose if six months have passed since their last dose.

This particularly includes people at higher risk of severe illness, like:

  • adults aged 65-74 years
  • everyone 18 years and over with medical comorbidities, disability or complex health needs.

A 2023 booster dose is not recommended for children and adolescents aged 17 years and younger who do not have any risk factors for severe COVID-19.

 

COVID-19 Arrangements:

Masks are not mandatory, however we would ask you to wear a mask if you are unwell for the comfort and safety of our other patients.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we also welcome the use of telehealth consultations. If you require a Telehealth appointment please ring  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 daily.

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.