*** We are now asking for all those over 80yo to ring and make an appointment for their COVID vaccinations at the medical centre.
On the website health.gov.au there is a link to COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker which will quickly let you know which category you are in and where the nearest immunisation provider is. Foster is listed there under the Respiratory Clinic and do not be deterred by the notice that we are not taking bookings. We are tackling immunising all those in stage 1b in an orderly way, as our supply of vaccines is limited and there is no great reason for haste when COVID is not in the State at present.
We are taking the opportunity of offering and immunising patients who are in stage 1b and who already have appointments for something else and are in the Medical Centre…so don’t be confused if you hear of people who aren’t over 80 being done!
The ability to make an appointment online is still pending-it will happen and we will let you know when it is available.
We are pleased with the progress made in our first week and a bit of vaccinations and especially by the high uptake of the vaccine when offered to our elderly patients.As mentioned last week, after their vaccination patients are given dates for their flu shot, their next COVID shot in 12 weeks time and a sheet informing them of ‘what to expect after vaccination’. Please note that all COVID immunisations are provided free of charge.
We will have more news on the Flu Clinics very soon.