Due to the ongoing COVID cases and to keep us all as safe as possible, the practice policy continues to require all symptomatic patients (fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath) to produce a negative COVID swab before being seen in the surgery. We will NOT be accepting at-home rapid tests. The negative swab results must be shown to reception staff
Additionally, whilst restrictions begin to ease, we still require mandatory mask wearing in the waiting/consultation rooms.
COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER
Moruya Medical Centre continues to participate in the Australian Governments COVID-19 vaccination roll out and will commence Pfizer booster doses from January 2022.
Right now you are eligible for a booster if:
you had your second dose of your primary course of COVID-19 vaccination at least three months ago and
you are 16 years and older or
ATAGI reiterates that a third (primary) dose of COVID-19 vaccine is also recommended for anyone with immunocompromising conditions, a minimum of two months after their second dose
On Friday 25 March, the Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt, confirmed a fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is now recommended four months after an initial booster dose for the following groups:
* All over-65s
* All residents of aged and disability care facilities, regardless of age
* Those aged 16 and above with severe immunocompromise
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and older
For people in those categories who had a confirmed COVID-19 infection after receiving a first booster dose, the follow-up booster is recommended with a gap of four months after infection.
Booster doses are not mandatory, however they are recommended to maintain immunity against COVID-19.
Please ring the surgery to book your appointment.
ATAGI is not currently recommending booster doses for: