3rd Covid Vaccination for Immunocompromised Patients

We have started taking bookings for a third Covid Vaccine for patients who are severely immunocompromised.

ATAGI advises generally a Pfizer vaccine is preferred and given at least 2 months after 2nd vaccination.

You may  be eligible if you have had a transplant, on chemotherapy or are prescribed one of the many  immunosuppressant drugs, e.g methotrexate.

Further information is on the  link below, or make an appointment to discuss with your Doctor if unsure.

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Proof of Vaccination Required Upon Entry

As of 11th October Proof of double vaccination is required for entry to many businesses and for travel around regional NSW. These laws are enforced by NSW Police and we will be following these rules. Masks are still required to be worn inside businesses, please click here for the current Mask Rules

Brook Medical Centre will require proof of vaccination upon entry (at minimum 1st dose) or exemption letter from specialist required.

If you are not vaccinated you are still able to book in for a phone consultation in the first instance (if you are a regular patient). Un-vaccinated patients will have to wait outside for any face to face appointments.

Staff will be asking to view your Covid Certificate or proof of vaccination. We ask that you be respectful to our staff as we navigate through these changes.

If you would like to get your vaccination please call us on 65431222 to book in for an AstraZenica or Pfizer Vaccination.

How to Get Proof of My Covid Vaccination

 

If you can’t get proof online

 

 

 

 

 

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Newsletter – October – November 2021

Covid Update

The Vaccination Program in Australia has been gathering pace each month since March

 

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Asthma In Children

It is estimated that as many as one in five children will be diagnosed with Asthma. It can range from very mild to severe.

 

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Sleep Apnoea

This occurs when the walls of the throat come together or collapse during sleep obstructing the upper airway. Breathing can stop for a period of time until the brain recognises a drop in oxygen and sends a "wake up call", causing you to wake slightly (or completely). In turn, the airway opens with a snort or gasp, after which the person goes back to sleep.

 

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Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

This is a painful condition caused by pressure of the medium nerve running through a narrow space in the wrist (the carpel tunnel) into the hand. The nerve supplies the feeling sensation to the thumb index and the middle fingers and sometimes the thumb side of the ring finger. It also supplies some muscles which move the thumb.

 

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Enlarged Prostate

The prostate gland sits under the bladder in males. As men get older, it slowly enlarges. It is thought to double in size between age 21 and 50 and double again between 50 and 80.

 

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Recipe of the Month

Ricota and Lemon Pasta

 

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Pfizer Clinics re opened

We will be receiving more Pfizer Vaccines and are therefore able to re open our Pfizer Clinics.

 

Appointments will be available from Friday 8th of October for those eligible – aged from 12 years.

 

Please call us on 65431222 to make a booking or to bring your appointment forward. We appreciate your patience during this busy time.

 

 

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Call us to bring your 2nd Covid Vaccination (Astrazenica) Forward

 

If you have had your Astrazenica Vaccine more than 4 weeks ago we encourage you to phone us on 65431222 to arrange to have your 2nd vaccine sooner for better protection!

 

Please see advise below from NSW Health and ATAGI.

 

Advice from ATAGI about the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the context of an outbreak of the COVID-19 delta strain.

Given the heightened risk of people becoming infected, ATAGI’s advice in responding to such an outbreak of the COVID-19 delta strain is that anyone who has received a AstraZeneca vaccine more than 4 weeks ago should contact their vaccine provider to arrange their second dose as soon as possible.

ATAGI has also reinforced its earlier advice that the benefits to people aged 60 or over of being vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine strongly outweigh the risks – and that vaccination is essential for this group in the context of an outbreak.

Noting the current constrained supply of the Pfizer vaccine, ATAGI also recommends adults under the age of 60 who do not have immediate access to the Pfizer vaccine should consider the benefits and risks of earlier protection through the AstraZeneca vaccine.

This recommendation is in the context of an outbreak increasing the risk of people contracting COVID-19 – and hence the increased benefit vaccination provides.

 

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Covid Vaccines in Pregnancy – Priority Wait list

Although we have closed our bookings for the Pfizer Clinic, we now have a priority wait list available for pregnant women.

 

If you are pregnant and wanting your Covid Vaccination, please call us on 65431222 to be added onto our priority wait list.

 

COVID-19 vaccination and should be routinely offered Pfizer at any stage of pregnancy.
If you are trying to become pregnant, you do not need to delay vaccination or avoid
becoming pregnant after vaccination.

Real-world evidence has shown that Pfizer is safe if you are pregnant
and breastfeeding.

If you are pregnant, you have a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Your baby may also have a higher risk of being born prematurely.

COVID-19 vaccination may provide indirect protection to babies by transferring
antibodies through the placenta (during pregnancy) or through breast milk (during
breastfeeding).

 

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