COVID-19 Vaccinations

Infinity Health will be vaccinating ALL patients eligible under phase 1B of the national COVID-19 vaccination roll out as of Monday 12th of April 2021. The clinic will be provided with 50 doses of the AstraZeneca Vaccine each week. 

Currently, patients are able to secure a spot on our waiting list through ringing the practice and leaving contact details. We ask that patients use the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker to ensure they are eligible for the current phase prior to booking in. 

All patient eligible under phase 1B, who are Medicare card holders will be able to book an appointment at Infinity Health to receive their vaccine. For patients new and existing to the practice not eligible for Medicare, the government has set up GP respiratory clinics that will provide the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge to you.

 

Who is eligible for a vaccine in phase 1B?

According to the National COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule, patients who meet the following criteria will qualify for a vaccine at phase 1B:

  • Elderly Adults aged 80 years and over
  • Elderly Adults aged 70-79 years
  • Other health care workers including: *allied health professionals, aged care and disability workers
  • all public and private hospital staff
  • healthcare workers in private practice
  • community pharmacy staff
  • healthcare workers providing in-home and community care
  • workforce supporting medical practitioners in a clinical setting, including students on placement
  • onsite administrative staff in healthcare settings
  • cleaners, kitchen staff and other ancillary staff in healthcare settings
  • carers (paid or unpaid) including family members of someone with a disability or an elderly person
  • disability support volunteers 
  • Aboriginal and Torres Islander adults over 55 years
  • Adults with a specified medical condition * 
  • Adults with a disability who have a specified underlying medical condition
  • Critical and high-risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing *

*For more information or to check if you are eligible for the vaccine as part of phase 1B please check on the link below.

https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

What will the process be to receive the vaccine?

Patients who are eligible for a vaccine under phase 1B can ring the practice to book in an appointment. The current process we are taking is:

  1. Our team will ask all patients to complete a consent form which will assist us in picking up any contradictions and plan for any issues that may arise. We may ask you to book in appointment with our GPs prior to receiving the vaccine should you answers indicate that this is clinically appropriate. 
  2. Our reception team will ring to book patients into the designated appointment times for the COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
  3. Upon arrival, patients will be screened (as per current COVID screening policy), provided with a vaccination card and shown to a consultation room.
  4. The nurses and GPs will see the patients and confirm the patient’s details are correct prior to proceeding with the vaccine.
  5. Patients will be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine, the vaccine provider with complete the vaccination card and patients will be informed of when to leave the practice (15mins after receiving the vaccine).
  6. Our reception team will take a copy of the vaccination card and add this to the patient’s medical records, the information will also be used to upload to the Australian Immunisation Register.
  7. Our reception team will contact patients 2 weeks prior to the due date for the 2nd dose and book patients in. 

 

 

How can the COVID-19 vaccination record be found?

All patients who receive the vaccine at Infinity Health, will have the immunisation records updated with the Australian Immunisation Register. This can be accessed through the MyGov account and MyGov app.

Our clinicians will be uploading all information including the vaccine brand and batch number to the Australian Immunisation Register for all patients vaccinated by the close of business every day. 

Patients will need to ensure that the information held with Medicare and the practice are the same to minimise problems. Patients are asked to ensure that the Medicare service has been linked to the MyGov account in order to access this information. 

For issues linking the Medicare services to your MyGov account, please contact Services Australia on 132 307 or visit your nearest Services Australia centre. 

For more information, please visit the link below or ring the National COVID Helpline on 1800 020 080.

https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwNSL57a47wIVMdWWCh0T-QGzEAAYASAAEgIiR_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds