An ethical & confidentiality code, in line with the Australian Medical Association Code of Ethics & the Privacy Act is upheld by all staff at the Moruya Medical Centre
**COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL-OUT**
Moruya Medical Centre has been selected as part of the Australian Government Phase 1b & Phase 2a COVID-19 Vaccination rollout.
While our practice has been invited to commence Pfizer vaccinations, please be aware we are not a vaccination hub. The vaccine supply and distribution is controlled by the Australian Government.
Due to a very limited vaccine supply, we are currently only vaccinating Moruya Medical Centre patients.
All eligible patients, who are not actively registered with Moruya Medical Centre, please contact 'Southern NSW Local Health District' on 1800 318 248 to arrange a vaccination at one of the available mobile clinics.
As per the Department of Health, "Phase 1 population should continue to be prioritised & Phase 2a vaccinations should only occur where demand & supply allow".
If you are in the Phase 1b or Phase 2a population group please phone the surgery on 4474 2200 to reserve your vaccine.
The latest advice from the ATAGI is: The Astra Zeneca vaccine is for 60 years & older, & the Pfizer vaccine is for the 16-59 year age group.).
Proof of eligibility will be required – including those who are receiving the vaccination for work purposes.
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.
Phase 2a population include:
People aged 50-69 years of age
If you are aged 16 to 39 years you may be eligible for vaccination.
People under 16 years of age are not able to get vaccinated at this time.
People eligible for vaccination aged 16 to 39 years old
If you are aged 16 to 39 years old and you are eligible for a vaccination, you will receive the Pfizer vaccine in line with Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) advice.
If you are aged 16 to 39 years old you are eligible if you are a:
Quarantine and border worker
Aged and disability care worker
Disability care resident
Frontline healthcare worker
Other healthcare worker
Household contact of quarantine and border workers
Critical and high risk worker
Traveller with a travel exemption
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people
Person with an underlying medical condition
Other eligible individual
Please use online appointments where possible to reduce call volumes to the clinic.
If you have had another vaccination recently, including for seasonal influenza, you should wait at least 7 days before having your COVID-19 vaccination.
COVID-19 Vaccinations are free for all Australian citizens, permanent residents, and most visa-holders as they are covered by the Australian Government. Please remember to bring your Medicare card to your appointment or we may not be able to administer your vaccine. For those without a Medicare card, please consult your state/territory Health Department for more information on where to get your vaccination.
CORONAVIRUS HEALTH ALERT
At Moruya Medical Centre we wish to keep our patients and staff safe. If you have travelled to any hotspots in the last 14 days, been in contact with someone who has had &/or have a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath please do not enter the practice. We encourage you to call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080 for initial triaging or call the Moruya District Hospital Hotline on 1800 999 880.