COVID 19 VACCINATION

COVID-19 vaccination is now available at the Merimbula Medical Centre commencing on the week starting 5 April 2021. You will need to book an appointment by either telephoning the surgery on 64951369 or using the online booking process by clicking on the BOOK NOW BUTTON at the bottom of this page.

 

You cannot have another vaccination, including influenza vaccination within 2 weeks of receiving COVID-19 vaccination. He will also require a second vaccination 3 months from the date of the initial vaccination.

At this time the government is concentrating on delivering the AstraZeneca vaccine to patients who qualify in phase 1b. Phase 1a does not apply to general practice settings.

The criteria for phase 1b is detailed here below. You can use the health department eligibility test by clicking on the "COVID VACCINATION ELIGIBILITY BUTTON" on this page.

Phase 1b priority population groups include:
•    people 70 years of age or older;
•    health care workers;
•    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults over 55 years;
•    younger people with an underlying medical condition, including people with a disability; and
•    critical and high risk workers, including Australian Government officials about to be deployed overseas on official government business.