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2022 Flu Vaccine Clinic information for patients

Private and Government vaccines are now available

Private vaccine Cost: $25 for people aged 5-64 years who are not eligible for Government funded Flu vaccines

Queensland Health “Free Flu Vaccine” program will cease end of business on 30/6/2022.  Final Vaccination Clinic will be Tuesday 28/6/2022 7.30am-8am.

Flu Vaccines given to patients aged 5-64 years from the 1/7/2022 who are not eligible for Government funded vaccines, will be required to pay $25 for their influenza vaccine.

An appointment with a GP is required to receive any vaccines.

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Eligibility for 2022 Government funded influenza vaccines

Influenza vaccines are funded under the National Immunisation Program for the following groups due to their increased risk of complications from influenza:

  • all children from 6 months to less than 5 years of age
  • all adults aged 65 years and older *Doctors recommend patients who fit this age group should wait to have the Free Government Vaccine as it is different to the private Flu Vaccine.
  • pregnant women
  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • individuals aged 6 months and older with medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications (for a full list go to ATAGI advice on seasonal influenza vaccines 2022).

Flu vaccination Clinic information

Final Flu vaccine clinic is Tuesday 28/6/2022 7.30am-8am.

To allow the Doctors to attend to their cancellation lists of patients who are acutely unwell, injured and/or require clinical followup, we ask patients and their families to book Flu vaccines appointments in the Clinics only.

Book online via HotDoc: Book an appointment

For multiple patients please book each person individually and select either the same time or closest to initial booking.

Should you have any trouble making appointments we might be full.  Please email reception@redhilldoctors.com.au and our Reception staff will respond as soon as we can.  If email is not available, ring 33692444.

IMPORTANT VACCINE CLINIC INFORMATION– PLEASE READ

All patients MUST BE WELL to be vaccinated and MUST bring the completed Flu Vaccine Consent form to their Clinic appointment.  See word and PDF formats below:

    – Flu Vaccine Consent Form 2022 v1

  – Flu Vaccine Consent Form 2022 v1 PDF

These Clinics are for Flu Vaccines only.  You will have to make a standard appointment with your regular GP on a different day to address any medical concerns unrelated to Flu Vaccination or if the patient is needle phobic.

Patients will be seen in order of appointment time only.  Those who book for more than one person in an appointment time will all be seen together as a group ie families, couples, siblings etc.

Please do NOT book anyone who has a phobia to vaccines

The above patients will be turned away on the day as we cannot accommodate needle phobic patients during a Vaccine Clinic.  These patients MUST book a separate general practice appointment with their usual GP to have any vaccines.

It is very important you DO NOT present to our front entrance late nor more than 5 minutes early.   

Allow time to find a park as there is a higher than normal number of vehicles in our carpark on the day.  Parking is available down Victoria Street or in the carpark across the road at the Post Office.  Wait in your car until 1-2 minutes prior to your appointment then enter via the disabled ramp off the practice car park.

Be courteous of others who might be waiting in line and please adhere to social distancing requirements.

Our Flu Clinic Co-coordinator will check consent forms for each patient and triage before directing you through to one of the Doctors on duty.

If you or any members in your group are entitled to Government funded vaccines, tick the appropriate box on the consent form and the Doctor will confirm eligibility.

If the patient is not eligible for a Government funded vaccine, tick the private vaccine section and payment will be processed before you leave the Practice.

All vaccinated patients will be required to remain in the vicinity of RHDS for 15 minutes.

Please follow directions from our staff for the safety of yourself and others around you.

To keep our phone lines free, please email any inquiry to reception@redhilldoctors.com.au

and we will aim to respond within 1 working day otherwise call 33692444 to make an appointment for yourself and/or your family.

 

IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTICE

Due to COVID-19 it is IMPORTANT to book a Phone (Telehealth) appointment if you fit any of the criteria listed below:

Respiratory symptoms such as: loss of smell and/or taste, cough, sore throat, runny nose, temperature (fever), shortness of breath, vomiting or nausea, diarrhoea, fatigue, joint or muscle aches and pains, loss of appetite , and/or recently travelled from a declared COVID-19 Hot Spot, (Qld Hotspot and Border restrictions) and/or been a close contact with a person who has tested positive to COVID-19?

Effective 1st of October 2020, the Government made changes to Telehealth. Fees apply for all Face to Face and Telehealth consultations

To receive a Medicare rebate for a Telehealth appointment, the patient must have had a face to face consultation at the Practice in the last 12 months. If not, the out of pocket cost will be the whole consultation fee.

For all Urgent medical attention ring triple zero (000).

New Patients cannot book an appointment online. Please download new patient forms under the Booking tab, complete and email to reception@redhilldoctors.com.au then ring 33692444 to make an appt. All other Face to Face appointments can be made either online through Appointuit or ring 33692444 and our Reception staff will endeavor to arrange an appointment time with your Doctor that suits you.