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COVID 19 and Flu Vaccines

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We are stepping closer to being able to administer the COVID vaccine. Please note that we have NOT been given permission to run Drive Through Clinics and so the administration of the vaccines will be done within the surgeries.

At the Lighthouse Surgery/Narooma Respiratory Clinic we expect to receive the first delivery of vaccines in the week commencing 22nd March.

In Bermagui, we are expecting our first delivery in the week commencing 29th March.

We have not set firm dates for the clinics as yet due to the lack of confirmation of dates and the quantities of vaccines that will be made available to us.

However, we will commence waiting lists for both surgeries. Please call 4476 2999 for Lighthouse Surgery or 6493 4903 for Bermagui Medical Centre to have your name added to the waitlist for Phase 1B

We invite you to register with us but please be mindful that we are at the mercy of the Federal Government in terms of delivery and quantity of the vaccine as well as the Phase 1B guidelines.

We have also started a waitlist for the Flu Vaccine.

We will endeavour to give our community as much information as possible as this process progresses.

Below you will find links with both a copy of the intended roll out schedule, as well as some FAQ’s to hopefully help in the meantime

https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/01/australia-s-covid-19-vaccine-national-roll-out-strategy.pdf

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/covid-19-vaccination

https://www.ncirs.org.au/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines-frequently-asked-questions

Coronavirus (COVID 19)

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In the interest of our patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Bermagui Medical Centre requests that patients only contact the surgery by phone on 6493 4903 for appointments. This applies to all attendances, including the emergency clinic. Please do not attend the surgery without phoning beforehand

If you believe that you may have COVID-19, have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or you are having respiratory symptoms please contact the surgery by phone for advice. Information on self-isolation and other community precautions can be found at http://www.health.nsw.gov.au

After hours health advice is available from HealthDirect on 1800 022 222

The National Coronavirus Health Information Line is 1800 020 080
For credible updates and information we recommend http://www.health.nsw.gov.au

National Immunisation Program Schedule changes

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From the 1st of July 2018, The National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule have implemented changes to the Childhood Immunisation Schedule to improve protection against meningococcal, pneumococcal and haemophilus influenzae type B diseases. The changes include:

  • At 12 months of age, children will receive a meningococcal ACWY vaccine (replacing meningococcal C vaccination);
  • At 18 months of age, children will receive the booster Hib vaccine dose, protecting against haemophilus influenzae type B (previously given as a combined vaccine with meningococcal C at 12 months)
  • At 2,4 and 12 months of age, children will receive a pneumococcal vaccine (instead of at 2, 4 and 6 months)

In addition, maternal pertussis (dTpa) vaccination for pregnant women has been listed on the NIP to guarantee its ongoing access and availability.

For further information and resources

The resources are available for download or order online though the Department of Health website: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/default.aspx

Australian Technical Advisory Group Information for Immunisation Providers: https://beta.health.gov.au/resources?f%5B0%5D=field%20audience%3A446

NSW Health Immunisation Schedule Changes FAQ’s: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/schedule-changes.aspx

Or ring the Bermagui Medical Centre on 02 64934903 and talk to one of our nurses!