COVID-19 Vaccine Update September 2021

The Madison Medical Practices, for the past several months have been rolling out the governments strategy of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program of the Astra Zeneca Vaccine. Please note that 2 doses are required and given 12 weeks apart, however due to the recent Greater Sydney Outbreak it has been advised by Public Health to receive the 2nd dose earlier. For more information regarding earlier vaccinations, please make and appointment with our GPs as to when it would be medical advised to have your 2nd Dose. Please book online via our website or via Health engine.

Pfizer Vaccine UPDATE – Commenced at Hornsby MMP on the 22nd July 2021

The Madison Medical Practice Hornsby has been approved to administer the Pfizer Vaccine by the government, and have commenced this for those eligible patients between 40-59 at Hornsby from the 22nd of July. Due to a government announcement made on the 20th of August 2021,  Pfizer will now be administered from the 1st September 2021 to ages 16-59yrs, and then from the 13th of September 2021 will incorporate ages from 12-15 yrs. Those patients over 60 years who wish to have Pfizer, need to have concern medical conditions to grant them Pfizer access, and will need to discuss this with your GP.  We ask all EXISTING patients in these age groups to call and make a booking to receive your 1st Dose Pfizer.

IF YOU HAVE HAD YOUR FIRST PFIZER DOSE AT ANOTHER PRACTICE/HUB – PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT BE ADMINISTERING SECOND DOSE PFIZER AT OUR PRACTICE – YOU MUST RETURN TO THE SAME FACILITY YOU HAD YOUR FIRST PFIZER DOSE.

ONLINE BOOKINGS

We have now started our ONLINE BOOKINGS for both 1st Dose Pfizer and 1st Dose Astra Zeneca for our EXISTING PATIENTS ONLY, we encourage our patients to book via our website or via Healthengine. Naturally our Existing Patients may have immediate family members who do not attend the practice, and may require 1st Doses, please call our friendly staff on 9987-2226 to seek guidance on the best way to book in. Please note that the practice will co-ordinate the 2nd dose dates to ensure we are administering at the correct time allocations, to maintain adequate supply. Please note we are not administering any 2nd Dose Pfizer, please return back to the facility that gave your 1st dose.

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.

Astra Zeneca 2nd doses will be administered between 4 and 12 weeks later and the nursing team will book you in for this after the 1st dose.

Pfizer 2nd doses will be administered 3 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 as early as 7 days after the COVID19 Vaccine, please speak to your GP.