COVID-19 Update

Still open: Wodonga clinic continues to operate.

Your safety and peace of mind matter to us, so we’ve made a few changes to the way our clinics operate to keep things running smoothly through the pandemic.

We’ve made additional changes to improve safety

The following changes are also in effect for all clinics to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:

  • Get care remotely—Telehealth is available
  • Reduce risk by avoiding unnecessary contact—triage over the phone, wait in your car, digital forms available
  • Sanitise your hands regularly—hand sanitiser provided
  • Physical distancing applies in clinics where possible, maintain 1.5m distance
  • Regular cleaning of surfaces and high touch areas (such as door handles)
  • Contactless payments preferable during the pandemic

We’re continually monitoring the situation with Coronavirus and will communicate any further changes as they happen.

COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccines

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.

COVID 19-VACCINES FOR KIDS AGED 5 TO 11: We are offering COVID-19 vaccinations for patients aged 5 to 11.

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11: information for parents and guardians.

COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTERS FOR PEOPLE AGED 16+: We are offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters for eligible patients aged 16+

COVID-19 VACCINE FOR PEOPLE AGED 12+: Patients aged 12+ who still need a first or second dose are also able to book.

Patients with no Medicare: Unfortunately, we are not able to give the COVID-19 vaccine to patients without a Medicare card.

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 phoning the practice on  02 6059 2700.

 

Preparing for your COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment

Before your vaccination appointment, you should make sure your details are up to date with Medicare.

Please do not come to your vaccination appointment:

  • if you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19;
  • if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19
  • if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19; or
  • if you are in quarantine.

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.

To keep you and your community safe, before and after vaccination, it is important that you continue to:

  • Stay 1.5 metres away from other people and avoid handshakes and contact with people outside your household.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell and get tested for COVID-19. You must stay at home until your results come back.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use hand sanitiser.
  • Always cough or sneeze into your arm or a tissue and put the tissue in the bin straight away. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, visit health.gov.au.

 

Proof of your COVID-19 Vaccination

Find the best way to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations for your situation
You can get a COVID-19 digital certificate or your immunisation history statement to show proof of your vaccinations.

How you get proof depends on your situation.  All information regarding this can be found here
https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/getting-help-during-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/how-get-proof

Victoria

In Victoria, you can now link your vaccination status to your service Victoria app for when you check-in.
You’ll just need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have the latest version of the Service Victoria app installed on your phone.

Find step-by-step guide to do this here https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/get-your-covid-19-digital-certificate

NSW

In NSW, you can now link your vaccination status to your Service NSW app for when you check-in.
You’ll just need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have the latest version of the Service NSW app installed on your phone.

Find a step-by-step guide to do this here https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/covid-19-digital-certificate#adding-your-covid-19-digital-certificate-to-the-service-nsw-app

Page last updated on March 17th, 2022