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 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.
As per the Department of Health, Phase 1 population should continue to be prioritised where demand & supply allow.
People aged 16 to 39 will be eligible for the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine from 30 August 2021. The Eligibility Checker will be updated and more information about how to make a booking will be available soon.
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.
People aged 12-15 years of age are eligible to get vaccinated if they meet the following criteria:
children with specified medical conditions
Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander children
children in remote communities, as part of community outreach vaccination programs
Those living with disability requiring frequent assistance with activities of daily living, including down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, and severe intellectual disability
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.