COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The Madison Medical Practices, have been appointed as a COVID-19 Vaccine Centre by the government, and will commence administration of the Vaccine in April 2021. As to the Federal government rollout initiative, 1b eligible patients will be the first cohort to receive the Astra Zeneca Vaccine. We are in the process of sending out SMS and email messages to our patients over 70 yrs and welcome all other patients listed below to make bookings.

1b Cohort Consists of –

# Patients over the age of 70 years

# Patients who have co-morbidities, including Diabetes, Hypertension etc.

# Patients  who work in Healthcare, ADF, Front line emergency Staff i.e. RFS, Paramedics, police and meat factory workers.

If you are an in one of these categories, please call 9987-2226 and speak to our friendly staff to book you into our weekly COVID Vaccine Clinic.

ELIGIBILITY CHECKER

If you are not sure of your eligibility status, please go to the Covid19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker and conduct the survey @ https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

The Madison Medical Practices are concentrating on administering Vaccines to our own patients due to limited supply, however if you are not a patient of our Practice, and your current GP practice is not administering COVID19 Vaccines, please speak to our staff as to how you can book to have the Vaccine administered, alternatively the government has listed all practices administering by postcodes following your eligibility checker survey, of which they maybe able to administer earlier.

ON THE DAY

It is important that for the 1st dose that you arrive 15 mins prior to your scheduled time to go through a pre survey questionnaire, and if you have any flu like symptoms, please call the reception team to reschedule your appointment for another day.

The 2nd dose will be administered 12 weeks later and the nursing team will book you in for this after the 1st dose.

WHEN CAN I HAVE THE FLU VACCINE?

Flu Vaccine can be administered 14 days after the COVID19 Vaccine.