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 with Free of Charge to those who are qualified:

Preference for Oxford/Astrazeneca:

  • People 60 years of age or above
  • Health care workers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults over 55 years
  • Younger people with an underlying medical condition, including people with a disability
  • critical and high-risk workers, including Australian  Government officials about to be deployed overseas on official government business.  

Who is ELIGIBLE for Astrazeneca/Oxford Vaccine at Current Phase of Vaccination Roll-out:

  • 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

Preference for Pfizer/BioNTech(Comirnaty):

The Pfizer vaccine is preferred to:

  • People who are 12 years and under than 60 of age with the following specific conditions:
  • People with a history of anaphylaxis to a previous dose of AstraZeneca vaccine, or a component of the vaccine (including polysorbate 80)
  • Other serious adverse events attributed to the first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, in consultation with a specialist immunisation clinic or expert panel.
  • Pregnancy: ATAGI and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZOG) jointly recommend that pregnant women are routinely offered COMIRNATY (Pfizer) at any stage of pregnancy. This is because the risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 is significantly higher for pregnant women and their unborn baby. 
  • Breastfeeding: It is recommended that women who are breastfeeding or who are planning pregnancy receive the COMIRNATY (Pfizer) vaccine. Women do not need to stop breastfeeding before or after vaccination.
  • Fertility: It is recommended that women who are planning pregnancy receive the COMIRNATY (Pfizer) vaccine.

  • Previous thrombotic event

    ATAGI considers that there is no evidence of a risk of thrombotic disease after COMIRNATY vaccination in people with a history of clotting conditions. ATAGI continues to recommend COMIRNATY vaccination in such people (ATAGI, 2021d). 

    This includes those with:

  • Deep venous thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism.
  • People with risk factors for thrombosis (such as use of oral contraceptives or smoking).
  • People with thrombocytopenia (low platelets that can occur with clotting conditions).
  • People with known thrombophilic disorders.
  • People on anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin).
  • People with a history of cardiovascular disease (such as myocardial infarction or stroke).
  • People with a confirmed medical history of CVST.
  • People with a confirmed medical history of Heparin induced Thrombocytopenia.
  • People with a history of idiopathic splanchnic (mesenteric, portal and splenic) venous thrombosis,
  • People with a history of anti-phospholipid syndrome with thrombosis,
  • Thrombosis with thrombocytopaenia occurring after the first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Who is ELIGIBLE for Pfizer(Conmirnaty) Vaccine and Moderna(Spikevax) at Current Phase of Vaccination Roll-out:

  • Non-Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People aged 12 to 59 (under 60)

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander aged 12 to 59 (under 60)

  • All pregnant women excluding breastfeeding and planning pregnancy
  • Children aged 12-15 with specified medical conditions that increase their risk of severe COVID-19, including:

o severe asthma
o diabetes,
o obesity
o cardiac and circulatory congenital anomalies
o neuro developmental disorders
o epilepsy
o immunocompromised, and
o trisomy 21.
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 12-15
• all children aged 12 to 15 in remote communities, as part of broader community outreach vaccination programs.”

  • Non-Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People aged 12 to 29 (under 30) who are meeting the following criteria:

    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 
    • Quarantine and border workers and their household contacts. 
    • Health care workers. 
    • Aged care and disability care residents, staff. 
    • People with an underlying medical condition or significant disability. 
    • People who provide paid or unpaid health, aged or disability care, support or services.
    • Pregnant women excluding breastfeeding or planning pregnancy
    • People with a specified underlying medical condition, with significant disability or who are NDIS participants 
    • Carers of people with a specified underlying medical condition 
    • Critical and high risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing. 
    • Australian citizens or residents who have an Australian Border Force travel exemption where the exemption letter states the person is eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.
    • Temporary visa holders who are currently in Australia and have been approved for return travel to Australia through the travel exemption process.
    • Essential international traveller

Note:

  • On 19 August 2021, the Prime Minister announced that Cabinet agreed that from 30 August 2021, individuals aged between 16 and 39 years will be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.
  • On 27 August 2021, the Prime Minister announced that the Australian Government had accepted advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommending that all individuals aged between 12 and 15 years be eligible for the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine and from 13 September 2021, individuals aged between 12 and 15 years will also be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

People work in one of the following critical or high-risk industries:

  • Defence 
  • Police 
  • Fire 
  • Emergency services 
  • Meat processing g
  • Australian Government officials currently or about to be deployed overseas 
  • Workers manufacturing or distributing COVID-19 vaccines find out the definition of Workers manufacturing or distributing COVID-19 vaccines

People with an underlying medical condition:

Eligible underlying conditions include:

  • Cancers and haematological diseases, currently or in the past find out the definition of Cancers and haematological diseases, currently or in the past
  • Transplant recipients find out the definition of Transplant recipients
  • Chronic inflammatory conditions find out the definition of Chronic inflammatory conditions
  • Immunodeficiency conditions find out the definition of Immunodeficiency conditions
  • Chronic kidney, liver, lung or neurological conditions or diabetes find out the definition of Chronic kidney, liver, lung or neurological conditions or diabetes
  • Severe obesity find out the definition of Severe obesity.
  • Heart disease and blood pressure disorders find out the definition of Heart disease and blood pressure disorders.
  • Severe mental health conditions find out the definition of Severe mental health conditions

A carer or support volunteer for someone with an underlying medical condition:

Underlying medical conditions include:

  • Cancers and haematological diseases, currently or in the past find out the definition of Cancers and haematological diseases, currently or in the past
  • Transplant recipients find out the definition of Transplant recipients
  • Chronic inflammatory conditions find out the definition of Chronic inflammatory conditions
  • Immunodeficiency conditions find out the definition of Immunodeficiency conditions
  • Chronic kidney, liver, lung or neurological conditions or diabetes find out the definition of Chronic kidney, liver, lung or neurological conditions or diabetes
  • Severe obesity find out the definition of Severe obesity
  • Heart disease and blood pressure disorders find out the definition of Heart disease and blood pressure disorders
  • Severe mental health conditions find out the definition of Severe mental health

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker

 Check your eligibility -> COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker 

If you meet the criteria, then please give us a ring and talk to our receptionists to make an appointment.

Note: Some people who are not qualified to receive a Pfizer Vaccine at the current Roll-out Phase, will be qualified at the subsequent phase. Progressively, access to the Pfizer vaccine will be expanded to additional groups as supplies increase later in the year. So please keep checking at  COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker .

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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