Important COVID-19 Vaccinations Update
Due to a significant increase of incoming calls since the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic, you may experience long wait times or delays in responding to your call. We apologise and Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding. Unfortunately, this is not within our control. If you query is in relation to booking an appointment, we recommend you book through HOTDOC or via our website where possible.
Mead Medical are currently running Astra Zeneca vaccination sessions for anyone over 60 years of age at both of our sites on the weekends, this is to ensure that we do not reduce the number of regular appointment spots during the week for our patients. Please visit the online eligibility checker to determine whether you meet the criteria to receive this vaccination. You can book online via HOTDOC or our website. Please ensure you have completed a consent form when you arrive for your vaccine.
If you are under 60 and have already had your first dose of Astra Zeneca, you will need to continue to have your second dose with the same brand – you can not swap to Pfizer or any other brand.
We do intend to deliver the Pfizer vaccination once it is available to general practice however you will still need to meet the eligibility criteria to receive this. If you are under 60 and would like to organise your Pfizer vaccination earlier, this can currently be done through High Wycombe GP, Victoria Park GP or alternatively you can visit the WA Health website for alternate locations (https://rollup.wa.gov.au/articles/book-your-COVID-19-vaccination).
During times of community outbreak, all patients will be triaged before entering our Practice. Any patient’s with flu like symptoms must book a telehealth appointment with your GP prior to attending the practice, then your GP will determine whether a car consultation is appropriate and advise accordingly.
We as a practice would like to acknowledge our patients and their continued efforts in helping minimize viral infections in general. We understand that whilst our State is currently in a low risk Pandemic phase, this does not mean that we are able to let our guard down in ensuring it remains this way by remaining vigilant and cautious. It would be easy to say we are low risk and therefore no longer require screening of people presenting with symptoms however mild, however this is how other States continue to end up in predicaments that lead to shut down of businesses /lockdowns.
The new strains are fast spreading and highly contagious and as a result Mead Medical continues to triage all patients and any presentations of even mild symptoms with caution until we can properly rule out Covid-19. This means that you may be asked to wait in your car until the GP can carry out an assessment, and if deemed necessary get Covid tested by appropriate providers.
We understand this may not always be convenient but then neither is another Covid outbreak. Our patients and staff are our highest priority and by continuing this cautious approach we have been able to continue to operate and provide care during the past lockdowns.
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