COVID-19

Vaccination status prior to entering:

COVID-19 safety at One Care Family Doctors:

This page was last updated on 4th january 2022
From 4th January 2022

In an effort to protect our most venerable patients, we are changing the way patients are seen at our Medical Centre. 

  1. Face masks must be fitted prior to entering the clinic. Face masks must be worn at all times in the clinic. If you cannot comply with this, please call us on 3343 1344 for further advice. 

Please do not enter the Medical Centre without a mask.

  1. You will be asked by reception to kindly provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (2 or more doses) via the MyGov app, Check in QLD app, or by a paper certificate or print out from Medicare. If you are unable to provide proof of vaccination, you will be asked to wait outside the clinic to await advice.
  1. If you are fully vaccinated (2 or more doses), or have a child under 12 who are experiencing a sore throat, runny nose, high temperature, cough (including a ‘tickly throat’), loss of taste or smell, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhoea, please do not enter the medical centre. Please call us on 3343 1344 for further advice.
  1. If you are not fully vaccinated (2 or more doses) you will not be authorized to enter the medical centre. You will, however be offered a telephone/telehealth* consultation. 

Please note if you have not attended the Medical Centre face-to-face in the last 12 months, telephone/telehealth* consultations are not rebateable by Medicare and incur a full consultation fee.

  1. If you are not fully vaccinated (2 or more doses) but have been advised by one of our doctors to attend a face-to-face appointment as a result of a telephone consultation, or you are an unvaccinated parent attending with your child, you will be required to wait outside the Medical Centre and call reception for further instructions.
  1. If you are not fully vaccinated (2 or more doses) and require urgent medical attention, we highly recommend that you present immediately to your nearest hospital to avoid any delay in receiving treatment and where attending staff have access to full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

You can book an appointment for a Pfizer vaccine by calling us on 3343 1344 (subject to availability)

One Care Family Doctors thank you for your continued co-operation and patience during this pandemic. Thank you for assisting us in keeping everyone in our community safe.

*telehealth (video) consultations are available with some of our doctors. Call us on 3343 1344 for more information.

 

Get vaccinated at OCFD:

One Care Family Doctors now offer Pfizer vaccinations!

We are now taking bookings on Wednesdays and Friday mornings for boosters. 

As of 21/01/2022 patients are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination booster from 3 months after their second dose.

People who have a COVID-19 vaccination have a much lower chance of becoming very unwell from the COVID-19 infection. 

People aged 18 years or over and are current patients at our Medical Centre can have a booster dose of Pfizer (Comirnaty).

Medical experts have studied COVID-19 vaccines to make sure they are safe. Most side effects are mild. They may start on the day of vaccination and last for one or two days. As with any vaccine or medicine, there may be rare or unknown side effects.

Myocarditis and pericarditis (heart inflammation) have been reported following Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations. Most cases have been mild and people have recovered quickly.

Please tell your health care provider if you have any side effects after vaccination that you are worried about.

What should I bring to my booster appointment?

  • A completed copy of our consent form (link below)
  • Your Medicare card
 
TypeInterval between dose 1 and 2Interval between dose 2 and booster
Pfizer- Adults3 weeks minimum3 months (16+)
Pfizer- Children 5-118 weeks minimumNot recommended as of 25/01/2022

 

How do I prepare for my booster appointment?

Prior to your booster please complete the OCFD Consent for Pfizer Vaccination form and read through the Information on COVID-19 Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccine form (https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/12/covid-19-vaccination-information-on-comirnaty-pfizer-covid-19-vaccine_2.pdf

Please ensure you are feeling well on the days leading up to your vaccine (no cold or flu like symptoms) and that you have NOT had any other immunisations 7 days BEFORE, or are scheduled to have any other vaccination 7 days AFTER your COVID-9 vaccination.

Where can I get proof of my COVID-19 vaccinations?

  • Your MyGov account
  • Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) PH- 1800 653 809.

 

Screening prior to entry:

Prior to entering the Medical Centre or booking over the phone, admin will ask you a few questions as part of our COVID-19 safety plan.

Please be patient with us and answer truthfully to the best of your knowledge. 

Questions you may be asked include:

  1. Do you have a sore throat, runny nose, high temperature, cough (including a ‘tickly throat’), loss of taste or smell, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhoea?
  2. Have you been asked to isolate by QLD Health?
  3. Have you been a close contact with a known COVID-19 case?
  4. Are you awaiting COVID-19 test results?
  5. Have you had a COVID-19 test in the past 14 days?
  6. Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (2 doses or more)?

We are still requiring all patients to check in via our QR code.

If you or anyone with you have ANY of the following symptoms:

* Sore throat
* Runny nose
* High temperature
* Cough (including a ‘tickly throat’)
* Loss of taste or smell
* Fatigue
* Vomiting
* Diarrhoea

Or have:

* Been to a known COVID hotspot.
* Been in contact with a person who has/might have COVID.
* Received a negative COVID test and still have any of the above symptoms.
* Been fully vaccinated and still have any of the above symptoms.

Do not enter the clinic.