3rd DOSE PRIMARY VACCINATION FOR SEVERELY IMMUNOCOMPROMISED

ATAGI recommends a 3rd primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine in severely immunocompromised populations to increase the likelihood their immune response is similar to that in the population after 2 doses. The lost of conditions and therapies is given in detail int eh folloiwng document

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/atagi-recommendations-on-the-use-of-a-third-primary-dose-of-covid-19-vaccine-in-individuals-who-are-severely-immunocompromised

If you are not sure if this applies to you please book a COVID19 immunisation discussion appointment (telephone or video consultation).

This is considered to be a 3-dose primary course and not a booster.

ATAGI recommends:

  • all individuals aged ≥12 years with certain conditions or on therapies leading to severe immunocompromise receive this 3rd primary dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • An mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) is preferred to Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) for this 3rd dose.
  • AstraZeneca can be used for the 3rd dose for individuals who have received AstraZeneca for their first 2 doses if there are no contraindications or precautions for use, or if a significant adverse reaction has occurred after a previous mRNA vaccine dose which contraindicates further doses of mRNA vaccine (e.g. anaphylaxis, myocarditis).
  • The recommended interval for the 3rd dose is 2 to 6 months after the 2nd dose of vaccine.
    • A minimum interval of 4 weeks may be considered in exceptional circumstances (e.g. anticipated intensification of immunosuppression; outbreaks).
    • People who have received a 2nd dose more than 6 months ago should receive a 3rd dose as soon as feasible

If you meet this criteria don’t delay – get your dose soon.

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Reydon Street Medical Centre is moving on 14 February 2022

Reydon Street Medical Centre has a long history of providing high quality health care from trusted doctors from 2 Reydon Street on the corner of Newnham Road and Reydon Street in Upper Mt Gravatt.

The current health crisis means that it is no longer sustainable to continue this tradition from its original premises. To ensure we are more resilient and remain able to provide continuity of care to our patients in the face of sickness or furlough leave we need to be part of a larger organisation.

The great news is the legacy will continue and on 14 February 2022 Reydon Street Medical Centre will join the existing Holland Park General Practice at 1173 Logan Rd, Holland Park. This is part of the IPN Medical Centres network and is located just five minutes from our building.

We intend to provide the same high quality care from doctors you know and trust from more appropriate premises. You should also see the same friendly staff to look after you at the front desk.

Continuity of care and the security of our patient records is our priority. Patients records will be transferred automatically, so your doctor can continue to access them. Given the Holland Park General Practice is part of the IPN Medical Centres network, you can be assured that your health records and personal information will remain safe and secure.

We will continue to book appointments with your chosen doctor, but from Monday 14 February 2022 onwards, all existing and future appointments will take place at Holland Park General Practice.

We look forward to continuing to serve our patients from our new home.