If you’re eligible for the free flu shot – please book online

We are now receiving weekly deliveries of flu vaccine from government – so if you’re eligible to receive a free (gov-funded) flu shot, please click on one of the BOOK A FLU VAX buttons to see clinic dates and make your appointment. Please do not call us. Click on Read more for links and more info.

COVID-19 vaccination

All COVID-19 vaccines – available now

We have these COVID-19 vaccines ready for you and your family. Please book your vaccination online or ask your doctor at your next consultation.

Astrazeneca (18 years plus), Pfizer (12 years plus), Moderna (6 years plus), Paediatric Pfizer (5-11 yr olds)

The Novavax vaccine is expected to arrive soon.

Reminder: Have you had your booster shot? Continue reading for more booster info.

The Monthly: We need to think about post-lockdown rights

This morning I read an extremely thoughtful essay by Margaret Simons in The Monthly The article was nuanced and thought provoking, as is most of the content published by Schwarz Media. Simons writes “Lacking serious debate on the next stage of the pandemic, Australia is ill-prepared”

Pfizer COVID-19 vax available to all people aged 12 and over

Queen Street Medical Centre Moruya is now offering all people aged 12 and over the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine – clinics open online when vaccines are delivered.

How to book: Please do not call us – please continue to use the Book a COVID Vax buttons here on our Home page or find other locations using the Department of Health eligibility checker.

Getting vaccinated is our only way out says Dr Neil Starmer

“COVID-19 Delta has arrived in the Eurobodalla. This variant is more infectious and as a community we are tiring of restrictions.” warns our practice partner GP, Dr Neil Starmer.

Dr Starmer stresses “The only way out of this mess is to vaccinate. The risk to you from the vaccine is less than the risk to you from COVID-19.“

Telehealth and Televideo consults are now recommended

Due to the increased risk now posed by COVID-19 Delta variant, when you need to see your doctor, we recommend you please book a telehealth or televideo consultation. If you need to physically attend your consultation e.g. for a wound dressing please advise our receptionist when making your appointment. We appreciate your patience when calling – our receptionists are doing their very best to manage record numbers of phone calls. Please remember, to book your Covid vax click on the Book a COVID-VAX button above, new clinics for both Pfizer and AstraZeneca are added weekly as we receive the vaccines.

Latest COVID-19 case locations and alerts in NSW

For the latest COVID-19 close contact locations please visit the NSW Health site.

If you are a CLOSE CONTACT or HAVE VISITED any of the NSW locations during the time and date indicated it is essential to follow the NSW Health advice – click on read more below.

At our Queen Street Medical practices at Moruya and Broulee, we continue to implement strict entry and infection protocols. If you have visited any of the locations listed or recently been to Victoria please phone us for advice – do not enter our Moruya or Broulee practices.

See the links on this page to book your COVID vaccination at our practice online or use the government eligibility checker to find other vaccination locations.

COVID Vaccination Clinics – Update 2

Finally, our first COVID vaccine supplies arrived on Wednesday the 14 April. 50 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine were delivered to the Moruya surgery, and 50 to Broulee. We have a COVID vaccination clinic today, Monday 19 April in Broulee and Tuesday 20 April in Moruya. This will exhaust our current allocation and we are not sure when the next delivery will come.  Please continue to look online for COVID vaccine clinic availability.

Please don’t despair. The government planning of the vaccine rollout has been a bit of a shambles and recent reports of side effects have further complicated matters. We are digesting all the latest vaccine supply and clinical information as it comes to hand and when we do have adequate stocks of the vaccine our GPs will be able to answer your questions before your vaccination. That is our job.

At the moment there is no urgency, we are very fortunate.  In the meantime, we are well underway with our flu vaccination effort, so if you have not had flu vaccine yet please make an appointment. The flu vaccine needs to be given at least two weeks away from a COVID vaccine. 

Please keep looking at our website for updates. Bookings for flu and COVID vaccine clinics and regular appointments are best made online please.  Our Reception team are answering over 500 calls per day – so please do not call – I hope this message answers your COVID vax questions and we can let our receptionists get on with the usual general practice business.  Dr Neil Starmer – Partner GP