Huon Medical Group is pleased to advise that we are an approved vaccination provider for the COVID-19 vaccines. We are happy to help provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and wider community.

To find out when you are eligible to receive the vaccine, visit https://covid-
vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility
and complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker. This will tell you which phase of the rollout you are in.

When it is your turn to be vaccinated, you can call us on 6264 2800. We will place you on a waiting list, and will call you with an appointment on the Monday of the week of your appointment.

We are able to vaccinate eligible patients in Phase 1b of the program in our Huonville practice in Week 1 starting 22 March. We have been advised that our Cygnet and Bruny Island practices will come into the program in Week 4 starting 12 April.

If you are not a current patient of Huon Medical Group, please call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 to find out where you are able to be vaccinated. Other GPs will be coming on line and State Government run vaccination clinics are being rolled out across Tasmania, so you will not miss out on a vaccination.

It is important to book your appointments to get your first and second doses of the vaccine.

If you have had another vaccine in the 14 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.

Please do not come to your vaccination appointment:
• if you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
• if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19
• if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, or
• if you are in quarantine.

If you cannot make it to your vaccination appointment, please contact us to arrange a new appointment.

Please download the COVID-19 vaccination consent form, read and sign it and bring it with you to your appointment.

You can also read this patient factsheet developed by the Australian Government Department of Health.

You should seek medical attention after vaccination if:
– you think you are having an allergic reaction. Call 000 if you experience severe
symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, wheezing, a fast heartbeat or collapsing
– you are worried about a potential side effect or have new or unexpected symptoms
– you have an expected side effect of the vaccine which has not gone away after a few
days.

Please call us on 6264 2800 or in the after hours period healthdirect on 1800 022 222 if you require medical attention. More information on vaccination after effects is in this leaflet.