South Barwon Medical has put in an Expression of Interest to administer the COVID vaccination as part of the 1B roll out.
At this stage we won’t find out until approximately 10 March if we are successful.
We ask that you remain patient and when we know if we are/are not successful we will notify you.
Below is information from the Government regarding the COVID Vaccination
The rollout of the Coronavirus Vaccines across the world has brought with it a feeling of hope that we can be protected from infection and enjoy a normal life again in the near future. But it has also raised as many questions and concerns as it has answered.
With the Covid-19 Vaccine rollout set to begin in Australia, here is some information from government sources and other resources that can help you better understand the ins and outs of the National Vaccination Strategy in Australia.
Which vaccine types will be available in Australia? Australia has entered into 4 separate agreements for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines, if they are proved to be safe and effective. The Australian Government is providing daily updates about which of these vaccine types are approved, how many doses are made available, and when. The information is changing daily, and the government websites are updated accordingly.
At this stage, the only vaccine approved in Australia is Pfizer-BioTech vaccine, which is expected to be made available to Phase1a patients in mid-to-late February, primarily in hospitals.
The AstraZeneca vaccine is currently in phase 2 of clinical trials, and if successful, is expected to be made available to Phase 1b patients in March 2021
Stay Safe – Stay Well
As part of our commitment to our patients, and the community, South Barwon Medical is open and available for telephone, video & face-to-face consultations. It’s more important than ever to take care of your health and wellbeing.
If you have attended an in-person consultation at our clinic within the last 12 months, we can offer you a video or telehealth consultation with one of our Doctors (fees may apply).
When booking your appointment, please advise our reception staff:
– if you have a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath
– if you have had contact with someone diagnosed or suspected of having Coronavirus
– if you have travelled within Victoria in the last 14 days
On arrival at our clinic, please call our reception team to check in for your appointment – 5243 1111
When attending our practice, we require you to bring your face mask and wear it whilst in practice. More information regarding face masks can be found here
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