WYNYARD MEDICAL CENTRE

 

Welcome to Wynyard Medical Centre. Please take the time to read the information and if you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact the practice. This site provides information for new general practitioners, medical and nursing students, patients, as well as the public in general, an explanation of the services we offer and biographies of our doctors and staff. Also included are links to other sites of interest, especially clinical resources and Australian health sites..

OPEN 7 DAYS

New Patients & Walk-in Emergency Welcome

COVID-19 TESTING & VACCINATION CLINIC

We do Covid-19 Testing onsite between 5 pm and 6 pm every day. Please book who meet the following screening criteria:

In the last 7 days, if you are having the following symptoms:

· Fever/high temperature (38oC and above)/  History of Fever (night sweats, chills and Rigors )

            and/or

· Acute respiratory and nonrespiratory symptoms: Running nose, cough, sore throat & shortness of breath/breathing difficulty, and headache or diarrhoea.

  and "Yes" to one of the following:

  • Are you a healthcare, aged care or residential care worker with direct patient contact?

In the last 14 days before being sick:

  • Did you have *close contact  with a confirmed or probable case?
  • Did you travel internationally or interstate (Melbourne, Sydney or any hotspots)?
  • Were you a passenger or crew member on a cruise ship?

Please ring and talk to our receptionists to make an URGENT PRIORITY APPOINTMENT AT COVID-19 ASSESSMENT & TESTING CLINIC at Wynyard Medical Centre (CURRENTLY OPEN BETWEEN 5-6PM DAILY MONDAY TO FRIDAY)

COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

We are currently providing Covid-19 vaccination with Oxford/Astrazeneca or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or Spikevax (Moderna) with Free of Charge to those who are qualified.

ELIGIBILITY
mRNA vaccines: Yesterday the Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, announced that from 1 October 2021 people aged 60 and over will be able to access any COVID-19 vaccine, including the Comirnaty (Pfizer) or Spikevax (Moderna) vaccines, at all vaccination sites, regardless of where they live.
This means:
• people aged 18+ can access any COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna and Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)); and
• people aged 12+ can access the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.
High priority and vulnerable cohorts

With the opening up of both mRNA vaccines to those 60 and over, it is important that high priority and vulnerable cohorts continue to be prioritised for vaccination appointments where possible. Please continue to assist these cohorts, such as home care workers, disability support workers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to access a COVID-19 vaccine.

Who is ELIGIBLE for Astrazeneca/Oxford Vaccine:

  • People aged 18 and above even the vaccine is preferred to people aged 60 and above

  • Access to the AstraZeneca vaccine has been expanded to all adults aged 18 to 39 years, provided they give informed consent

Individuals who have had one dose of AstraZeneca without any serious adverse effects should have the second dose of AstraZeneca to gain full protection. They should not attempt to receive an mRNA vaccine for their second dose.
 

Who is ELIGIBLE for Pfizer(Conmirnaty) and Moderna(Spikevax) Vaccines:

  • People aged 12 and above. 

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker

 Check your eligibility -> COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker 

BOOSTERS
ATAGI statement
On 23 September 2021, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) released a statement about COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. More information is available on the Department’s website.
ATAGI are closely monitoring local and international data to inform strategies regarding additional vaccine doses. It anticipates that a relatively small cohort of individuals, such as those with severely immunocompromising conditions, are likely to require a third dose as part of their primary course of vaccination to ensure optimal vaccine effectiveness.
At this point, there is no booster program for COVID-19 vaccines. ATAGI is expecting to provide preliminary advice on the need and timing of additional doses in the broader population by the end of October.
Additional doses
There have been reports that people who are fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca are making bookings to receive other vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna). It is important that you check each patient’s records in the AIR before administering any COVID-19 vaccines and ensure that they receive two doses of the same vaccine. If a patient has been fully vaccinated (two doses of the same vaccine), please advise them that they do not need another vaccine.
For more information, please refer to the ATAGI statement on boosters (above), in which they have stated that two doses of any of the vaccines available in Australia have been shown to protect an individual from COVID-19 and its complications. ATAGI further state in their clinical guidance document that additional or booster doses after completion of a two-dose primary course of COVID-19 vaccination according to an acceptable schedule are not currently recommended.
ATAGI clinical guidance on the use of an additional COVID-19 vaccine dose as a replacement for an invalid dose in specified scenarios of schedule deviation or vaccine administration errors has been published on the Department’s website.
This clinical advice is applicable to both homologous two dose COVID-19 vaccine schedules (same vaccine) and heterologous two dose COVID-19 vaccine schedules (different vaccines) including Australian registered or other accepted non-TGA registered vaccines.

Seasonal Flu Vaccination:

We are also providing Free Seasonal Flu Vaccination to those who are qualified as well. Those who are not qualified to Free Seasonal Flu Vaccination then can have with a cost of $25 on-site.

The goal of the doctors and staff of Wynyard Medical Centre is to provide:

• The best medical care for patients incorporating best practice principals, up to date knowledge and technological advances.
• The best service for patients through awareness of individual health and social requirements, respect for the patients as people and confidentiality for any information gained.
• The best working conditions for doctors, staff and allied health professionals through mutual respect and awareness individually of personal and social requirements.

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