8000 Covid-19 vaccines delivered
August 30, 2021
Special congratulations to practice nurse, Alexandria Pritchard, who delivered her 5000th Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday 28th August.
Covid-19 vaccine update
As winter draws to an end, we have administered close to 8000 Covid-19 vaccines which is a huge achievement for our patients, our staff, and also the northern Illawarra community.
This has not been without challenges, as Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is preferred for people under 60 years but unfortunately our supplies have been limited and unpredictable.
Thanks to our younger patients who’ve waited longer for vaccines due to the eligibility requirements, and also for their preparedness to take up the AstraZeneca Covid 19 vaccine.
All our staff have stepped up to help with the vaccination effort. For the first time in our long history, we’ve had to open on Sundays to manage the demand for vaccinations.
Dr Julie Blaze has effectively streamlined the vaccination process, creating a video about what to expect for each patient to view as they wait to receive their vaccine.
Special thanks to Michael Morrell who has volunteered to help on some of our busiest days.
Reception have attended to countless calls and helped manage bookings for our most vulnerable patients with pre-existing health conditions and other priority groups.
Our nurses not only give the vaccination injections, but ensure we comply with all the requirements around safe vaccine storage and administration, as well as record keeping.
Last but not least, special thanks to our GPs who have overseen clinics, sometimes giving up their days off and/or weekends.
The chart (below) provides a breakdown of the vaccinations (first and second doses) achieved for our patients by mid-August 2021.