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RTH would like to wish you and your family a Happy New Year. COVID - the gift that keeps giving! 2022 has seen record numbers of cases.  We hope those of you affected are recovering quickly.  A quick update in relation to stock of the COVID-19 vaccine Pfizer and Rapid Antigen Tests. 

COVID-19 Vaccine- Children aged 5-11 years old 

Paediatric doses of COVID-19 vaccine Pfizer are available now for those aged 5 - 11 years.

  • We have very limited stock allocation of just 50 doses per week 
  • The interval for doses is 8 weeks. Please ensure you book both dose 1 and 2 at the same time. 
  • If there are no available appointments online please check back later. We are only opening up a few weeks in advance until we are certain that the supply is stable. 

We understand parents are anxious to get their children vaccinated before school resumes. We are doing what we can with the supply we have. If you are able to access the vaccine earlier at a hub or pharmacy we encourage you to do so. 

Booster doses- Pfizer 

Booster dose clinics remain available. Click the link to book now 

Who is currently eligible? 

  • Patients who are 18 years and older and who received their second dose of any COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago. 
  • Severely immunocompromised patients who have received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months ago.

Positive Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)?

Most people can be safely managed at home with rest, fluids and paracetamol. Please ensure you are registering your positive result with the Service NSW website or App. 

People at a higher risk should consider booking a Telehealth (Video) appointment with their GP to ensure the best care. 

This includes those who: 

  • are unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated
  • are aged >65 years
  • are pregnant
  • have comorbidities 
  • have significant frailty or disability
  • have severe mental health conditions. 

Vaccination after COVID 19 infection

If you are due your initial or booster vaccine, it is safe to have them as soon as you are feeling well and out of isolation.  It is also reasonable to wait a few months if you prefer as you will have good cellular immunity from the recent infection.  It is believed that immunity is likely to be reduced by 6 months so we would strongly encourage you to have the vaccination by then.

If you are at all concerned please book a Telehealth (Video) consultation with your GP now

For further information please go to NSW Health website

Positive RAT? 

Most people can be safely managed at home with rest, fluids and paracetamol. Please ensure you are registering your positive result with Service NSW website or App. 

People at a higher risk should consider booking a Telehealth (Video) appointment with their GP to ensure the best care. 

This includes those who: 

  • are unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated
  • are aged >65 years
  • are pregnant
  • have comorbidities including

- lung disease, such as COPD, asthma or bronchiectasis

- cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension

- obesity (body mass index > 30kgs/m2)

- immunocompromising conditions

- have chronic kidney disease

- have diabetes (type 1 or 2)

- have liver disease

- have significant neurological disorders, such as stroke or dementia

- suffer from some chronic inflammatory conditions

  • have significant frailty or disability
  • have severe mental health conditions. 

If you are at all concerned please book a Telehealth (Video) consultation with your GP now

Bookings are now available online for COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for children aged 5-11 years starting January 2022

  • We have very limited allocation of 50 doses per week
  • We will open up only a few weeks in advance until we are certain that the supply is stable
  • More clinics will open up mid January 
  • Please book both dose 1 and 2 at the same time (interval is 8 weeks)

Please note our online availability is accurate. If you are not able to secure a booking please check back again in a week. 

The approved interval for a COVID-19 Booster dose has been reduced from 6 months to "from 5 months". This means that those at high risk of exposure can access a booster earlier than the expected 6 months. A few things to consider: 

  • This brings forward eligibility for over 4 million people however our vaccine stock will not arrive until after Christmas
  • Our mass clinics are scheduled for mid-late January onwards- you can book an appointment here
  • Patients wanting a booster before then can access one at your local pharmacy
  • Any updates will be posted here and on our facebook page here

Makaitaishe is an international medical student from Zimbabwe studying at the University of Notre Dame Sydney. She enjoys Dancehall and napping with her cat, Fari. 

We are excited to bring you the latest news from RTH.

New doctor 

We have a new practitioner joining our team. Dr Krishna Ghosh has worked in general practice for over 10 years and has a keen interest in Women’s health with a particular focus on perimenopause and menopause. She will be working 2 days a week and alternate Saturdays. Click here to book.

Return to face to face consultations 

As COVID-19 restrictions have eased in the community, they also have at RTH. Face to face appointments can now be booked online without having a telehealth first. We do however strongly encourage you to utilize our convenient video appointment option wherever possible.  This way we can minimize the number of patients in the  building at any one time.. We thank you for your patience during this time. It is important we remain vigilant for symptoms of COVID-19. If you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms please do not attend the clinic. Telehealth appointments remain available and we encourage you to utilize this service- It remains the safest way to have a consultation with your doctor.  

Skin checks 

As we come into the summer months we wish to emphasize the importance of skin checks and sun safety. Dr George Marshall will be focusing specifically on Skin health in the coming months. Keep an eye on our website and facebook for further information. If you are at all concerned about a skin lesion or have never had a skin check before, book an appointment with one of our skin doctors today. 

Booster doses- Pfizer  

ATAGI have announced eligibility criteria to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination. Rozelle Total Health is committed to ensuring our patients have access to this. 

Who is currently eligible? 

  • Patients who are 18 years and older and who received their second dose of any COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago. 
  • Severely immunocompromised patients who have received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months ago.

Availability

We currently have availability on 25 November and 16 December. If you are booking in for a booster dose please ensure you are following the above guidelines. If you are unsure whether you’d like to receive a booster dose feel free to book an appointment with your regular GP to discuss. 

Please note we will be opening up regular clinics in the new year commencing January 2022 when most of our patients will fall due. We will ensure that those who are wanting a booster dose are able to receive it here at RTH. 

COVID-19 Vaccine- Children 

We expect an announcement from ATAGI in the coming weeks relating to the approval of the Pfizer vaccine for those aged 5 -11 years. Keep an eye out on our website and facebook page for updates. We will advise you when these clinics are available to be booked online.   

Last but not least-Merry Christmas! 

We may be jumping the gun slightly as it isn’t even December but Woolies have already put up their Christmas decorations a month ago so we thought we’d get in the spirit too.   

What a year it has been! We want to thank you all for choosing RTH. We are honoured we were able to continue caring for our community during what was a very difficult year. We are very much looking forward to 2022 and all the new and exciting things we have planned for RTH. 

Like you, we will take a much needed break to connect with our loved ones. We will be closed for all NSW public holidays. Otherwise we will remain open to look after you and yours. Our standard opening hours will vary over the holiday period. We will post these on our website and facebook page closer to the time. 

We would like to wish you all a safe and happy Christmas.  We hope you are able to connect with your family and friends over the break. Stay safe.

ATAGI have announced eligibility criteria to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine. Rozelle Total Health is commited to ensuring our patients have access to this. 

Who is currently eligible?

-  Patients who are 18 years and older and who have received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago. 

- Severely immunocompromised patients who have received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months ago. 

What does severely immunocompromised mean? 

Patients with the following immunocompromising conditions:

- Blood-related cancers 

- Recipients of a solid organ transplant with immunosuppresive therapy.

- Patients currently taking immunosuppressive medications

- Stem-cell transplant recipients 

- Long term renal dialysis 

Availability 

We have opened up availability on the 25 November and 16 December. Please click this link to book and select COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic- BOOSTER DOSE- Pfizer 

Please note we will be offering further clinics in January 2022. 

Children turning 12 

If your child is turning 12 in November or December we will contact you to offer an appointment at the appropriate time. 

If you are unsure if you're eligible for a booster vaccine please book a telehealth consult with your regular GP here

 

Krishna has worked in general practice for over 10 years and is inspired by the stories and varied lives of her patients. She enjoys developing relationships which empower her patients to make sustainable changes that have a positive impact on all aspects of their health and well being.

Having previously completed a science degree with honours and a PhD in neuroscience, Krishna completed her medical degree in 2003 and started working in general practice in 2010. She has completed a Diploma of Child Health and is accredited to provide antenatal shared care at RPAH.

More recently Krishna has become a member of the Australian Menopause Society and is passionate about helping women through the challenges that perimenopause and menopause can present.

Having two high school aged children keeps her on her toes and having grown up in Coffs Harbour, she still finds she is happiest when she can see the ocean.

Hi There,

We are now accepting bookings for patients seeking a second dose of Pfizer at RTH, while stocks last.

To date we have administered over 4000 COVID-19 vaccines since April 2021. We want to thank you all for coming forward to help protect our community. We understand that some of you may have accessed the vaccine elsewhere and are waiting longer than 21 days to receive your second dose of Pfizer. We would be happy to assist you in this regard and have availability in the next 2 weeks.

If you have had your 1st dose of Pfizer and are now due for your 2nd (3 weeks since your first dose) please follow this link and select the Second Dose Pfizer appointment type to book

Please note you MUST provide a copy of your vaccination certificate prior to your appointment. This is available via your medicare online app or website. If you do not provide us with a copy we will not be able to vaccinate you. This is a requirement of being a Government approved COVID-19 vaccine provider. 

Please email a copy of your vaccination certificate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the time of booking. We will update your file accordingly. Please also ensure that you complete the consent form as soon as possible. This will be sent to you in an email from HotDoc.  

Let’s get the Inner West to 80% double vaxxed! 

Thank you 

The team at Rozelle Total Health

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