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 COVID-19 Vaccination rollout – we are scheduled to commence vaccinations after the Easter break (Wednesday 7th April).
Please be aware that the vaccine supply and distribution is controlled by the Australian Government. Our practice will initially receive a very limited vaccine supply, totalling 50 doses per week.
As local production increases and more stock is made available to us, we will endeavour to run more vaccine clinics.
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.
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.
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 14 days before having your COVID-19 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.