COVID 19 VACCINATION
COVID-19 vaccination is now available at the Merimbula Medical Centre. 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 can also book online using HotDoc at www.hotdoc.com.au.
You cannot have another vaccination, including influenza vaccination within 1 weeks of receiving COVID-19 vaccination, unless essential such as tetanus vaccination. You 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 are over the age of 18 years of age. The current Covid-19 outbreak is a warning to the general community of the value of vaccination. Irresponsible media sensationalist reporting have impacted on vaccination rates placing people at increased risk of Covid-19 infection. Doctors are now much more experienced at managing the AstraZenica side effects. The death rate of Covid-19 for over 60 is 1:200 and over 50 1:500. Every vaccine has side effects and regrettable risk of death. The pfizer vaccine is now being assessed for risk of myocarditis (heart disease). You have a much greater risk of dying from a motor vehicle accident than dying from Covid-19 vaccination which at present is about 1:2,000,000 for AstraZenica.
Make an appointment to speak with a doctor about vaccination. Vaccination is free.