Chatswood Road Medical Centre has officially been approved to administer the COVID-19 vaccinations when they roll out. This will be for the Phase 1b eligible patients to begin with.
Phase 1b priority population groups include:
- People 70 years of age of older;
- Health care workers;
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults over 55 years;
- Younger people with an underlying medical condition, including people with a disability; and
- Critical and high risk workers, including Australian Government officials about to be deployed overseas on official government business.
Please note: People who are not eligible for Medicare can still receive a free COVID-19 vaccination service at a General Practitioner-led Respiratory Clinic or at a state or territory vaccination clinic.
We still don’t have all the information about when the roll out will take place as yet but it is expected to begin in April.
All clinics participating in the administration of Covid vaccines must complete the government mandated training specific for this vaccine. All our staff involved in the Covid clinics will be fully certified before starting and all infection control and safety procedures will be strictly adhered to.
We will run clinics on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. These appointments will be for the Covid vaccine only. Any other issue including scripts will require a separate appointment at a different time.
Because the vaccine supply is strictly controlled, we will not have capacity to immunise without a specific Covax appointment.
Please note, you will need to download the two forms below and bring along to your appointment. Click on the links to access.
The table below provides further guidance on specific underlying medical conditions which are eligible under Phase 1b.
|Solid organ transplant recipients who are on immune suppressive therapy|
|Bone marrow transplant or on chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy|
|Haematological diseases or cancers||Including leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma|
|Non-haematological cancer||Diagnosed in the last 12 months, or currently receiving therapy, or not in remission|
|Those on immune suppressive therapy for graft versus host disease|
|Those undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy|
|Chronic inflammatory condiitons and treatments||Including Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatoid Arthritis,
Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, and similar who have been treated
with Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) or immune-
Generally not inclusive of people living with osteoarthritis,
fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome.
|Primary or acquired immunodeficiency||Including congenital causes of immunodeficiency and HIV/AIDS|
Patients not eligible for Phase 1b should be reassured that everyone will have their time to receive the vaccine.
Please use the eligibility checker to see when you will be eligible.