Pfizer Comirnary COVID19 Vaccination – 1st release at Reydon Street Medical Centre

 

Pfizer Comirnaty COVID19 vaccination at Reydon Street Reydon Street Medical Centre is now authorised to provide Pfizer Comirnaty COVID19 vaccination

As you’ll know, Reydon Street Medical Centre has successfully been providing AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for about 4 months.

This is long email but please read it all before attempting to book.
We want to be sure we can do this safely and effectively, so the first few sessions will be limited to providing Pfizer vaccination to existing patients. It is confusing as there are different Federal and State Criteria for Pfizer jab eligibility so check carefully.

We are ONLY able to provide Pfizer vaccinations under the Federal Government eligibility criteria (https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/getting-vaccinated-for-covid-19/covid-19-vaccination-program-for-16-to-39-year-olds). The Queensland Government is providing Pfizer to some additional groups, but they need to attend a Queensland Health vaccination centre (see below).

Appointments at Reydon Street Medical Centre can be booked now, but Pfizer jabs can only be made using our online booking system.

You will need to complete a checklist and a consent form at that time in order to be able to book an appointment. We expect demand to be high, and if you cannot see any available appointments, it means the stock has already been allocated. You will need to check the website again to see when there is more available. We expect to receive deliveries every fortnight.

DO NOT ring the practice support team with questions, as they:
  • Will not be able to tell you when more Pfizer will be available
  • Will not be able to save you a vaccine
  • Will not be able to contact you to let you know that we have received more stock.
  • Will not be able to book appointments for you.

We have to follow Federal Government guidelines, and WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO GIVE Pfizer vaccination to patients who are eligible:

  • Australians with a Medicare card AND
  • Aged between 40 and 59 years
  • Aged 16 to 39 years in a priority group who are eligible to be vaccinated (see below)

We’re here to serve our community, but we are going to be following the Government guidelines strictly. That means nobody above age 59 years will be vaccinated the Pfizer vaccine in our clinic at this point in time. We appreciate there are people who do not meet the Government’s eligibility criteria and understand this distress they may be feeling. Unfortunately even for existing patients and their families we will not be able to bend the rules to give patients Pfizer except to eligible patients.

Who can book for Pfizer at Reydon Street Medical Centre?

Initially, so we can ensure it runs more smoothly only eligible patients who have been seen in the last two years can book for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.Once we are happy we can provide these safely and effectively, we will offer appointments to the wider local community of eligible patients. This will include family and friends who are not already existing patients.

On 14 August 2021, you are eligible for the Pfizer Comirnaty COVID19 vaccine: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/getting-vaccinated-for-covid-19/covid-19-vaccination-program-for-16-to-39-year-olds

All residential aged care workers are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine regardless of age. If you work in residential aged care, you can contact the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 and select option 4 for priority assistance and advice relating to booking your COVID-19 vaccine.

Not sure if you are eligible?If you have any doubts whatsoever that you are eligible for Pfizer you’re going to need to have a consultation with your usual GP beforehand to make sure that you confirm your eligibility for this vaccine. We will not be able to discuss this on the day of vaccination, so please book a “COVID-19 Vaccination Discussion” appointment . This is a telephone appointment and will be bulk-billed. https://www.reydonstreet.com.au/billing-arrangements/bookings/

Who will need to book at Queensland Health for Pfizer Vaccination?

The following groups will need to book at Queensland Health for Pfizer Vaccination via https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccine/book
  • 12-16 year olds
  • Any worker in the following industries:
    • Workers at airports that receive international and domestic flights
    • Queensland-based international and interstate air crew workers
    • Freight workers who cross domestic borders
    • Fly-in-fly-out workers
    • Volunteers at a COVID-19 testing or vaccination clinic
    • Maritime industry workers
    • School and early childhood staff
    • Household contacts (aged 16 years and older) of healthcare workers who are at a higher risk of having contact with COVID-positive patients

Proof of eligibility

We will be checking photo ID and Medicare cards when people arrive at their appointment, and you will need to use your details to book these appointments.

Patients aged 16 to 39 will need to supply us with copies of additional proof of that they are in a priority group before they can be vaccinated.

When we know patients well, we will have the relevant medical history, but otherwise you may need to bring a Health Summary from another other GP or specialist.

Other patients may need to supply a letter from your employer, proof of being a carer or an Eligibility Declaration. Please download and bring a completed Eligibility Declaration form with you as we will not have these on the day: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-eligibility-declaration-form

The process

Read more about Pfizer Comirnaty via https://www.reydonstreet.com.au/what-to-do-for-your-covid19-vaccination-at-reydon-street-medical-centre/
  • Your second appointment will be booked when you book your first.
  • The second appointment will be at the same time as the first 21 days later and cannot be changed.
  • Do not book an appointment if you cannot make the second one after exactly 21 days time.
  • We cannot hold your 2nd dose when it is convenient for you to come in.
  • We will not be booking any 2nd dose appointments for patients who had their 1st dose elsewhere as we need to ensure allocation of 2 doses goes to those who had their first Pfizer dose here.
  • Stock will be very limited to start with but is expected to increase.
We expect to receive stock every fortnight and will match appointments to expected supplies. Once we have ironed out the kinks in the process, we will offer appointments to the wider local community of eligible patients. This will include family and friends who are not existing patients.

Some safety rules for the day of your appointment

  • Arrive at the allocated time slot (not early and not late)
  • Wear a face mask covering your nose and mouth.
  • Maintain physical distancing
  • DO NOT COME to your appointment if you have ANY ear, nose, throat or respiratory symptoms (even if you have had a negative COVID test result).

You can attend a COVID vaccination appointment during lockdown, but DO NOT COME to your appointment if you are:

  • supposed to be in self-isolation
  • are waiting a COVID test result
  • are a close contact or casual contact
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