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Flu vaccine clinics

We have commenced influenza vaccination clinics, holding them on Tuesdays to Saturdays, for people aged 6 months and above. If you are also eligible for the COVID-19 booster vaccine, this can be given at the same time as the flu vaccine, but please let our reception staff know when booking your appointment, on 8303 2900.

COVID-19 vaccine third doses & boosters

We have recommenced COVID-19 vaccination clinics to provide booster shots for our existing patients whose second dose was at least 5 months ago. If you are (or soon will be) eligible, please contact Fountain Street General Practice on 8303 2900 to book an appointment. Clinics are being held Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

People who are severely immunocompromised are recommended to have a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine 2-6 months after their second dose. If you believe that you fall into this category and have not yet received a third dose, please contact the practice to make an appointment with your usual doctor to discuss your eligibility.

Getting your COVID-19 vaccination record

Our practice has been inundated with phone calls requesting print-outs of COVID-19 vaccination records, which is preventing our nurses from undertaking essential patient care. Please read the following carefully.

Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination will be recorded on your immunisation history statement after you’ve had your vaccine. Once you have received all required doses, you will also be able to access your COVID-19 digital certificate. You can get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination through:

  • Medicare online account
  • Express Plus Medicare app
  • My Health Record
  • Individual Healthcare Identifiers Service
  • Australian Immunisation Register

Click here for more details on how to obtain your vaccination record.

COVID vaccinations

AstraZeneca – Fountain Street General Practice is currently administering AstraZeneca vaccines to our current patients aged 16 years and over.

Pfizer – Fountain Street General Practice is currently administering Pfizer vaccines to our current patients aged 12 years and over..

To book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, please phone our practice on 02 8303 2900.

Telehealth consultations

Due to the worsening COVID situation, we will only be undertaking telehealth consultations, unless your doctor deems it absolutely necessary for you to visit the practice – for example, immunisations, antenatal care, wound care.

If you do have a face-to-face appointment, do NOT enter the practice if you have respiratory symptoms without a current NEGATIVE COVID test (within 3 days) or have been to any exposure locations.  You must WEAR A MASK and stay OUTSIDE of the building & PHONE RECEPTION once you have arrived for your appointment. Your doctor or nurse will call you when they are ready to see you. You must check in via QR code & wash your hands upon entry.

Pneumococcal (pneumonia) Vaccine for Adults Over 65 Years Reminder

Fountain Street General Practice would like to remind patients that adults over 65 years of age are eligible for a free pneumococcal vaccine if they have not had the vaccine previously.
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can be a mild illness to life threatening, especially in babies, young children and the elderly. The most common signs and symptoms include:

  • cough
  • fevers, sweating and shivering
  • difficulty breathing
  • feeling generally tired and unwell
  • loss of appetite

Pneumonia also commonly presents when a person is recovering from a cold or flu and suddenly experiences a deterioration of their condition. Being vaccinated can help protect patients from developing the illness.

The pneumococcal vaccine can be administered by the practice nurse, please contact reception on 8303 2900 to book an appointment.