COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Vaccinations and Testing for Winnunga Clients

By June 1, 2021June 21st, 2021News

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Vaccinations and Testing for Winnunga Clients.

ALL Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16 years and over are now eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccination at Winnunga

Vaccination is a safe and effective way of preventing yourself, Elders and family members from becoming sick with COVID-19.

Although COVID-19 vaccination is not compulsory, it is strongly recommended.

ALL Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16 years and over are now eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccination at Winnunga. This includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have not previously attended Winnunga.

Non-Indigenous people who are current clients of Winnunga can also receive a COVID-19 vaccination at our service. The online eligibility checker can be used if you are non-Indigenous and unsure if you are eligible in the current rollout phase: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

Winnunga is providing both the Pfizer Cominarty vaccine (for people aged under 60) and the AstraZeneca vaccine (for people aged 60 and over).

Please call reception on (02) 6284 6222 to book your vaccination

More information on COVID-19 vaccinations

For the latest advice and updates from the Department of Health, visit: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines

   

The Respiratory Clinic is still operating

The Respiratory Clinic has a separate entrance. Anyone who has a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or sudden loss of taste or smell should go to this entrance. Nurses may direct you to the Respiratory Clinic after screening when you arrive. You will be asked to wear a mask while waiting at the Respiratory Clinic.

Please get tested if you have symptoms

It is really important to keep doing COVID tests even if case numbers are low. Outbreaks in other states have shown how easily COVID can spread, and the earlier we detect any cases the safer our community will be. If you or your children have a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or sudden loss of taste or smell please attend the Respiratory Clinic for testing.

Telephone consultations

Winnunga doctors can still do telephone consultations. To organise a telephone consultation please call Winnunga on 6284 6222.

Social distancing and hand washing

Please maintain social distancing while attending Winnunga. Please do not gather in groups while waiting for services. Please use the hand sanitiser provided while waiting at Winnunga, before entering the clinic and on your way out.

More information on COVID-19

As the COVID-19 situation evolves Winnunga will inform clients and the community of any further changes to our service through our Facebook page, Instagram, our website and by email.

For the latest ACT advice and resources go to ACT Health: www.health.act.gov.au/novelcoronavirus

For the latest national advice, information and resources, go to www.health.gov.au

The National Coronavirus Health Information Line is 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

 

 

 

 

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