IMPORTANT NOTE – TREATMENT OF WESTGATE STAFF
Staff at Westgate will do all they can to provide you with up to date information regarding the Covid vaccine. We ask that you treat all our staff – Reception, Nurses, Management and Doctors – with courtesy and respect. Aggressive and abusive behaviour will not be tolerated.

The demand for appointments is increasing every day and we are doing our very best to cater for all Westgate patients. Your understanding is greatly appreciated at this time.

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Westgate Medical Centre Heaths Road has been selected as a participating clinic in the Australian Government Covid Vaccine Phase 1b Rollout program.

For those patients wanting to enquire or attend the clinic for the Covid-19 vaccine, we ask that you adhere to the following procedure:

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?
Any patient over the age of 50 is eligible for the Covid vaccine. The Phase 1b National Strategy also allows patients fitting set criteria to be eligible for the vaccine.

Please call the clinic to book an appointment with a Doctor – during this consultation you can discuss the vaccine, your eligibility, any potential side effects and how it will relate to your circumstances.

Westgate Medical Centre will be providing patients with the Astrazeneca vaccine. Your Doctor and our Reception staff will have relevant fact sheets and be able to answer any questions you may have.

CONSENT FORMS
Any patient considering the Covid vaccine will need to provide written consent prior to the vaccine. The consent form will be discussed with your Doctor in your consultation before the vaccine is administered. This is to ensure you are making an informed decision about the procedure.

NOT A REGULAR WESTGATE PATIENT?
If you are registered at another clinic and you are attending Westgate for the Covid vaccine, you will need to complete the new patient forms and advise Reception of your circumstances. Our Doctors will take every precaution to ensure that your health and well-being is the number one priority.