COVID-19

Covid-19 vaccinations & testin

COVID-19 vaccination – Preparing for COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination – Information on COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine

We are a COVID-10 vaccination provider

Having a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is one way we can protect our community against coronavirus. COVID-19 vaccines help to prevent serious illness and death from COVID-19, and they are free for everyone in Australia. 

We are happy to help provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and wider community.

When can you receive your COVID booster?

Everyone aged 16 years and older is recommended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose to maintain an ‘up to date’ status. This booster dose is now recommended from 3 months after the last primary dose.

If you have had another vaccine, for example the influenza vaccination, in the 7 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment. 

Are you eligible for the COVID-19 oral anti-viral medication?

Anti-viral medication is available to eligible patients once your have tested positive. 

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be eligible for antiviral treatments if you are:

  • 70 years of age or older, regardless of risk factors and with or without symptoms
  • 50 years of age or older with additional risk factors
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, 30 years of age or older and with additional risk factors.

Risk factors for these groups include:

  • living in residential aged care
  • living with disability with multiple conditions and/or frailty (but not limited to living in supported accommodation)
  • neurological conditions like stroke or dementia and demyelinating conditions e.g. multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • chronic respiratory conditions including COPD, moderate or severe asthma
  • obesity or diabetes (type I or II requiring medication)
  • heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies
  • kidney failure or cirrhosis
  • living remotely with reduced access to higher level healthcare.

People aged 18 years or older

If you test positive for COVID-19 and are moderately to severely immunocompromised, you may be eligible for antiviral treatments.

Conditions include:

  • blood cancer or some red blood cell disorders (thalassemia, sickle cell disease)
  • transplant recipient
  • primary or acquired (HIV) immunodeficiency
  • chemotherapy or whole-body radiotherapy in the last 3 months
  • high dose corticosteroids or pulse corticosteroid therapy in the last 3 months
  • immunosuppressive treatments in the last 3 months
  • rituximab in the last 12 months
  • cerebral palsy or Down Syndrome
  • congenital heart disease
  • living with disability with multiple conditions and/or frailty.

Booking your COVID-19 vaccination appointment?

COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary and free. When it is your turn to get vaccinated, you can make a booking by the booking link below or by phoning the practice on  02 6059 2700.

 

 

Positive for COVID-19?

Telehealth consultations are available with our clinicians. 

If you have tested positive and requiring non-urgent medical attention, please call the clinic on  02 6059 2700 to arrange a telehealth appointment. 

During this appointment your can also discuss with your clinician if you are eligible for the anti-viral medication. 

Victorian Virtual Emergency Department

The Victorian Virtual Emergency Department allows you to access care for non-life-threatening emergencies, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

You will be connected to an emergency doctor and nurse via a video call and receive medical advice from the comfort of your home. 

Please click here for more information.