INFLUENZA VACCINATION – PATIENT CONSENT – REYDON STREET MEDICAL CENTRE QUICK ACCESS SESSIONS (2021)

  • These are dedicated quick moving influenza immunisation sessions only.
  • You will share an allocated arrival slot with other patients.
  • Your vaccine may be delivered by a GP or our nurse.

Please note that are NOT SUITABLE to attend the RAPID ACCESS SESSIONS if you

• Cannot stand for 15 – 20 minutes
• Are not safe to use stairs or walk on uneven ground
• Are prone to fainting or feeling dizzy after any needle/injection/procedures

If this is the case, please call the reception to book a separate appointment with one of our GPs.

COVID19 (Coronavirus) Safety

Due to possible risks of transmission of COVID19 (coronavirus), please DO NOT BOOK FOR THE RAPID ACCESS SESSIONS if any of the following apply:

In the last 2 weeks you have:
• any symptoms of an infection? Eg. sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell/taste or fever
• a fever or history of sweats or chills
• been advised by a medical professional to self-isolate for any reason.
• are awaiting COVID-19 test results.
• been in a hotspot or been anywhere outside of Australia
• been in close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID19 (coronavirus)

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

We ask you:

  • wear a mask while attending the clinic
  • maintain physical (social) distancing
  • stay in any designated areas as advised by our clinical staff.
  • to confirm verbal consent rather than written consent

CONTRAINDICATIONS to Influenza vaccinations

To allow us to assess your suitability to receive the influenza vaccination, if you have any of the conditions below please DO NOT BOOK for a quick access session. please book a normal appointment with your GP to discuss the risk/benefits:

  • Have ever experienced any problems after receiving a flu vaccine
  • Have ever experienced any problems after receiving any other vaccination
  • Have any other serious allergic reactions
  • Have a fever or are you currently unwell or have a fever.
  • Have a history of Guillain Barre Syndrome
  • Are prone to fainting or feeling dizzy after any needle/injection/procedures
  • Have any other medical conditions that we should be aware of prior to receiving a vaccination.

You should book an appointment with your GP for immunisation if:

  • Allergic to egg or egg products (generally people with egg allergies will be safe to receive the influenza immunisations available in Australia)
  • Allergic to latex (generally people with latex allergy will be safe to receive the influenza immunisations available in Australia as in 2021 these are latex free)
  • Receiving immunosuppressive medication or treatment ( so they can agree the best time for immunisation)

SIDE EFFECTS

The flu vaccine is very safe and generally people have no reaction. The most common side effects are:

  • Tenderness, swelling and redness at the injection.
  • A small percentage of people may experience a mild fever, aches or headache and feel unwell for a few days – this is not the flu. These symptoms usually clear up within 2-3 days. Please contact the clinic if you are significantly unwell, are not improving or are concerned.
  • Serious allergic reactions (eg. anaphylaxis) are a rare complication and usually occur within 15 minutes of the vaccine been given. For this reason patients are required to stay on site at practice for 15 minutes for this reason.

By proceeding to book an appointment you are confirming you:

  • Have not been to any hotspots, are not awaiting test results and have not been advised to isolate / quarantine for COVID19 (Coronavirus)
  • Will not attend if you are unwell with fever, or respiratory symptoms
  • Will remain on site for 15 minutes after the vaccination and report any symptoms to clinic staff
  • Agree to Reydon Street Medical Centre Bulk Billing the cost of consultations to Medicare on your behalf.
  • Have all the information you require and request Influenza Immunisation.

 

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