“Have you tested positive for COVID-19?"
Some people who are at higher risk may need specific antiviral medication and treatment need to be started ASAP to be effective. Please click here to check if you are eligibility to obtain antiviral or call the surgery. When you call the surgery please inform that you have tested positive for COVID-19 and need an urgent Telephone appointment with your Doctor.
If you have a child with COVID-19 and you are concerned that they are severely unwell, e.g. difficulty breathing, severely dehydrated or fainting, call 000 and tell the ambulance staff that your child has COVID-19.
These resources are helpful for families caring for children with COVID-19:
Shellharbour city council COVID-19 update: www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au/living-here/covid-19-updates
Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for people aged 6 months and over.
***Free flu vaccinations available until 17th of July, please book appointment online or call the surgery***
Influenza vaccines are provided free through the National Immunisation Program to the following groups who have an increased risk of complications from influenza:
• pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy)
• people aged 65 years and over
• Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
• children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
• people aged 6 months & over with medical conditions putting them at increased risk of severe influenza and complications, including:
Some states and territories may provide free influenza vaccines for other groups not listed above. Speak to your GP or other immunisation provider if you are unsure if you are eligible for a free influenza vaccine. If you are not eligible for a free influenza vaccine, you can still get the vaccine from your GP (with a private prescription), a pharmacy immunisation clinic, or another immunisation provider.
Influenza vaccines can be given on the same day with a COVID-19 vaccine.
Some people who are at higher risk may need specific antiviral treatment and to be effective treatment need to be started ASAP. For more information please go to our 'COVID-19' page or call the surgery and specify that you have tested +ve for COVID-19.