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COVID-19 Vaccine information and updates

IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTICE

Red Hill Doctors Surgery currently has Pfizer Covid vaccines available for 12 years and over ONLY.

Appointments with your regular GP is required for all Covid vaccinations. 

To be eligible for a 4th Covid dose, you must be 30yrs or over. 

It MUST also be more than 3 months since your 3rd Covid vaccination and/or positive Covid infection to receive a 4th dose. 

If you book online, please use the Vaccination appointment type and clearly indicates you’re coming for 4th Covid dose only.  If you require a consultation add 4th Covid dose + consult to the appointment notes.  Otherwise you can email reception@redhilldoctors.com.au or ring 33692444 to speak to our Reception staff to book an appointment. 

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                                                         Are you’re unwell?

If you’re unwell please refer to information below to determine your next steps:

  • stay/isolate at home until you can do a RAT to confirm a negative or positive result
  • only call Triple Zero if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing/breathlessness, chest pain, fainting or dizziness, or any other medical emergency not related to COVID-19
  • You can phone 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or 134 COVID (13 42 68) for other health advice.

 Click on the links below to find all the information you need to know should you test positive and/or become a close contact.

 

Important Links:

Queensland Health – I have COVID-19

Self reporting COVID Positive RAT result

Managing COVID-19 at home

 

The Doctors respectfully request patients adhere to the following guidelines when entering the Practice. This is to protect everyone including the most vulnerable in the community, practice staff and the doctors themselves:

 

Masks MUST be worn at all times in the Practice.

It is important your mask is fitted correctly and covers your nose and mouth whilst in the practice.  Please do not remove your mask for any reason unless directed by your Doctor.  To continue to keep our most vulnerable patients safe, this will continue to be a requirement.

 

Waiting to see your Doctor.

Asymptomatic patients can wait in the practice for their appointment however symptomatic or actuely unwell patients must ring first then wait in their car to be triaged by their Doctor and/or practice Nurse.

 DO NOT MAKE A FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT IF THE PATIENT AND/OR PARENT/GUARDIAN/CARER/OTHER HAS THE FOLLOWING:

  • tested positive in the last 7 days using Rapid Antigen Test RAT or PCR through Pathology lab, or
  • been in close contact in the last 5 days with a person who has tested positive to COVID-19 via RAT or PCR, or
  • loss of smell and/or taste, and/or
  • cough, and/or
  • sore throat, and/or
  • runny nose, and/or
  • temperature (fever), and/or
  • shortness of breath, and/or
  • vomiting or nausea, and/or
  • diarrhea, and/or
  • fatigue, and/or
  • joint or muscle aches and pains, and/or
  • loss of appetite

Patients who fit one or more of the above the criteria, must make a Telehealth appointment.  Fees are the same as Face to Face appointments.  The patient will receive a Medicare rebate if they have been seen by a Doctor in the practice in the last 12 months or currently testing positive to COVID.  If you’re Covid positive you must either provide a PCR result or register your positive RAT result on the Queensland Health website and forward a copy of their emailed confirmation to reception@redhilldoctors.com.au so we can pass onto your Doctor for your appointment.

If you haven’t been seen in the practice for 12 months or Covid positive, your out of pocket will be the full consultation fee.

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COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL OUT information and links

Coronavirus Vaccine: Scientists Develop 'Ultrapotent' COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate, Shows Study

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Red Hill Doctors Surgery is currently part of National COVID-19 Vaccine rollout

Pfizer vaccines are available through general practice appointments for existing Red Hill Practice patients.

Pfizer vaccine eligibility is for:

  • 12 years and over

Eligibility Checker for RHDS: Commonwealth Eligibility Checker

12yrs and over Consent form: COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form

12yrs and over Pfizer vaccine appointments can be made Monday to Friday with your GP as a standard general practice appointment.

To keep our phone lines free please either book online through HotDoc or send an email to reception@redhilldoctors.com.au and one one the practice Receptionists will arrange an appointment time. 

All COVID-19 Pfizer booster doses are for 16 years & over only and it must be minimum of 3 months from your 2nd or 3rd dose depending on age.


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5-11 year olds are now eligible for the Paediatric Pfizer vaccine

Due to low demand, Doctors are no longer giving Pfizer Paediatric vaccine through clinics or general practice appointments.
 
Local Pharmacies, Respiratory Clinics and Qld Health Hubs are vaccinating this age group.

Other vaccination clinic locations:

Qld Health are running clinics for 5-11 year olds.  You can register your child using the link below and you will contacted with appointment options when they become available.  Link: https://www.vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au/registerforvaccination/

Alternately,  you may wish to use the Clinic Finder link below for appointments at other locations:

5-11 year Pfizer vaccine Clinic finder

Links for consent form and important information regarding Pfizer vaccine below:

5-11 year COVID-19 Vaccination consent form

Information for parents/guardians:

Pfizer after vaccination for children and teens

After your Pfizer covid-19 vaccination

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PATIENT INFORMATION FORMS

Pfizer vaccine:

Patient information: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-information-on-covid-19-pfizer-comirnaty-vaccine

Information for Parents of Teens: https: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccine-information-for-teens-and-parentsguardians

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccine-information-for-teens-and-parentsguardiansGet Outlook for iOS

After Pfizer vaccine:  https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-after-your-pfizer-comirnaty-vaccine

If you have any questions relating to COVID-19 Vaccine, Clinic appointment availability etc, please send an email to reception@redhilldoctors.com.au and the Practice staff will provide a response or contact you directly within 1-2 working days.  If this is not possible, you’re welcome to ring 33692444 and we will endeavor to make an appointment with your GP.

https://www.vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au/registerforvaccination/

Astra Zeneca (Vaxzevria) doses are no longer available here.


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.