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

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

  • Cannot stand for 40 minutes
  • Cannot walk on uneven ground
  • Are prone to fainting or feeling dizzy after any needle/injection/procedures
  • Children under 12 yrs old

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

COVID19 (Coronavirus)

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

  • You travelled anywhere outside of Australia in the last 2 weeks
  • You have a fever or history of sweats or chills
  • You currently have any symptoms of an infection? Eg. sore throat, cough, shortness of breath or fever
  • You been in close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID19 (coronavirus)
  • You have been advised by a medical professional to self-isolate for any other reason.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Do NOT arrive early for your appointment.
  • Before and after your vaccine, you must maintain social distancing by moving to the next mark as it becomes available.
  • You must stay in designated areas as advised by our clinical staff.
  • This is to ensure your safety and the safety of other patients.
  • Bring an UMBRELLA for shade (or rain)

We will ask you to confirm verbal consent rather than written consent to reduce  risks.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

To allow us to assess your suitability to receive the influenza vaccination, please notify the doctor/nurse if you:

  • Have ever experienced any problems after receiving a flu vaccine in the past
  • Have ever experienced any problems after receiving any other vaccination in the past
  • Are allergic to egg or egg products
  • Are allergic to latex
  • Have any other allergies
  • Have a fever or are you currently unwell
  • 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 (eg. on blood thinners or have bleeding disorder, on immunosuppressive medication)

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. Patient required to stay on site at practice for 15 minutes for this reason.

By proceeding to book and attend you confirm:

You are well and do not have risk factors for COVID19 (coronavirus)

You will maintain social distancing and follow the directions of clinical staff

You will remain on site for 15 mins after the vaccination and report any symptoms to clinic staff

You agree to Reydon Street Medical Centre Bulk Billing the cost of consultations to Medicare on your behalf.

You are able to provide a DB4 form to any patient that requests one.
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