In the current COVID-19 pandemic environment providing the government funded flu vaccines to eligible people in the Community called for an innovative approach. This is exactly what happened on Wednesday 22 April where approximately 110 community members had their annual flu jabs in their own cars. This took a team approach where one of our GPs, Practice Nurse, Practice Manager and Administrative Officers, teamed up with St John Ambulance and our community to make it work. As a result many members of our community who could have been most adversely affected by the flu are now protected. Photos below show the team involved in making this happen demonstrating social distancing and one of the patients having just had her flu vaccine delivered to her car. Thanks to everyone involved, this is just one example of the community coming together, safely, to achieve a great outcome.
We are anticipating that the more government funded and “private” vaccinations will arrive in the coming weeks. Unfortunately we don’t yet have an exact date. Please stay tuned, we will be taking bookings shortly. The government funded flu vaccines are free to the following patients:
- All people aged 65 and over
- All pregnant ladies
- All patients aged 15 years and over with DOCUMENTED chronic disease such as:
- Cardiac disease
- Chronic respiratory conditions
- Chronic neurological conditions
- Immunocompromised patients
- Renal disease and
- Haematological (Blood) disorders
The cost for “private” flu vaccinations will be $20 per patient.