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.

Dr Phil returns to this place he calls “home”

We are delighted to welcome home our “very own” Dr Phil – many will remember him well from the early days of this practice in Vulcan Street. Here is an interesting snapshot of Dr Phil Crawford’s medical journey to all corners of the globe since his post graduate years practicing in Moruya. Dr Crawford’s focus is seeing patients who have urgent or on the day health needs…

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.“

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

A share journey @ Queen Street Medical Centre, Moruya

ELIGIBLE FOR THE FREE FLU SHOT? Book now online

If you are eligible for a free government flu vaccination we have received the vaccines. There is no need to phone us – our vaccination clinics are open for ONLINE booking – click on the BOOK A FLU VAX button at the top of the Home page.

To check your eligibility for a free flu vaccination select the “read more” link below.

As we receive our Department of Health vaccines, we are running regular Flu Vaccine Clinics to both manage the demand and minimise the risk of COVID-19 infection via social distancing at the clinic.

Step 1:   You must please check your eligibility to receive a free government flu vaccination Step 2:  Please book your flu vaccination online – this greatly helps to manage the extremely high demand.

There must be at least 14 days between the Influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations.

 

What is an electronic prescription?

Introducing electronic prescriptions

We have introduced electronic prescriptions – you will still have the option to have a paper prescription, but electronic prescriptions are convenient, easy and efficient for you, your doctor and your pharmacist.  Follow the read more link for more information and to watch the short video.

 

Meet our new GPs – Dr Neil Mackay and Dr Borna Das

A warm welcome to our new GP registrars – Dr Neil Mackay and Dr Borna Das, who joined our Moruya GP team on Monday, 1st February.

After four years training in orthopaedics in far north Queensland, Dr Mackay completed his first 12 months of the 18 month GP  registrar training programme in Pambula last year and joins us to complete his final training semester – Neil and his young family have decided to settle here in our local area. 

Dr Das has now embarked on her first six month GP training semester after recently working as a Senior Resident Medical Officer (SRMO) in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department of Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital.

Queen Street Medical Centre is recognised as a leading, accredited GP training practice in NSW, attracting a record number of applications for this 2021 training year. Our GP registrars usually elect to complete at least 12 months of their 18 months training at our Moruya practice. Many of our former GP registrars have settled permanently in our local area and remain with our practice.