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December 2023

New Covid 19 Vaccination Available

🌟 Exciting News: New COVID-19 Vaccination Available at Highfields and District Medical Centre! 🌟 

Dear Valued Patients, 

Starting from the 19th of December, Highfields and District Medical Centre will be offering the latest COVID-19 vaccination in clinic. In our ongoing commitment to safeguarding the health of our community, we are pleased to announce the introduction of COVID clinics every Wednesday. 

Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals is prepared to administer the COVID-19 vaccine with the utmost care and efficiency. 

Key details about the COVID-19 vaccination clinics: 

📅 Starting Date: 19th December 📆 Clinic Days: Wednesdays 

We understand the importance of vaccination in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting individuals from severe illness. Rest assured, our clinic follows all recommended safety protocols, and our experienced staff is here to address any questions or concerns you may have about the vaccine. 

Booking your COVID-19 vaccination appointment is easy. Simply call our reception at Highfields and District on 07 4630 8800 to schedule your visit. We encourage all eligible individuals to take advantage of this opportunity and contribute to the collective effort in overcoming the challenges posed by the pandemic. 

Please note that you are eligible for the new COVID-19 vaccination only if you have not had COVID-19 in the last 6 months and have not received any COVID-19 injections in the last 6 months. Your safety and well-being are our top priorities, and this requirement aligns with current health guidelines to ensure the most effective and appropriate vaccination schedule for everyone. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your eligibility, please feel free to contact our clinic, and our team will be happy to assist you. 

Thank you for entrusting us with your health. Together, we can create a safer and healthier community. 


Goverment Funded Shingles Injection Now Available

🌟 Important Announcement: Shingrix Vaccination Now Available! 🌟

We hope this message finds you well as the busy time of year fast approaches. We wanted to inform you about an important update regarding the Shingrix vaccine.

Shingrix is a crucial vaccine for preventing shingles, a painful and potentially serious condition. It is available to people 65 years and over. If you have had a government Zostavax 5 years ago or more, then you are eligible for the Shingrix as well. If you have any questions, please discuss these with our nurses or your doctor.

We understand the importance of timely access to vaccinations, and we are working diligently to accommodate everyone at this time.

If you or someone you know is interested in receiving the Shingrix vaccine and would like to see if your eligible, please contact either clinic to secure your spot. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we strive to make this vaccine accessible to everyone in our community.

When the vaccination is given, you will need to receive a 2-dose course given over an interval of 2 to 6 months. Make sure you finish the complete vaccination course. We are committed to ensuring the health and well-being of our community members and appreciate your cooperation.

Thank you for your understanding, and together, let’s prioritize our health and the health of our community.

If you’re wondering whether you qualify for the free Shingrix vaccination, here’s a quick self-check guide:

  • people aged 65 years and over
  • First Nations people aged 50 years and over
  • immunocompromised people aged 18 years and over with the following medical conditions:
    • haematopoietic stem cell transplant
    • solid organ transplant
    • haematological malignancy
    • advanced or untreated HIV.