COVID-19 Vaccinations are coming July 26th
Waihi Family Doctors is now taking appointments for Covid Vaccinations for group 3.
You’re in this group if you are:
- are aged 65 or over, or
- have a relevant underlying health condition, or
- are disabled, or
- are in a position of caring for a person with a disability, or
- are pregnant (any trimester), or
- are an adult in a custodial setting
Patients eligible in this group should receive a text or email from Waikato DHB advising you of this vaccine opportunity.
We will have appointments available during weekends and some limited late afternoon appointments will also be available. We are currently only booking appts on our own practice software not the national booking system so please ring us, follow the instructions (078632112 ext 5) to leave your name and contact details so we can book your appointment. If our times don't suit, or you are keen to be vaccinated earlier than we can provide an appt, there are many other providers in the Waikato (and BOP) offering vaccination and you are welcome to book with any of these providers via the national online booking system or as the information you were sent.
The rollout in rural locations may be slower than announced nationally however we will do our best to get everyone vaccinated as efficiently as we can - It is likely that we will still be vaccinating Level 3 when Level 4 has been invited. Please be patient and let us vaccinate our most vulnerable first, no one will miss out.
COVID -19 Practice protocols
Even though we are currently in COVID level 1, and the global risk ongoing, we will be continuing to work with increased infection control precautions to protect vulnerable patients and staff, and are happy to provide virtual appointments by phone or video platform alongside the usual 'in person' consults. Please let our reception team know what your preference is.
For routine appointments please expect to be screened for respiratory illnesses as you enter the building, We appreciate it if you are able to let us know in advance if you become unwell or have developed any cold or flu symptoms so that we can manage your consultation appropriately.
We are using phones, email and text to communicate - we would appreciate letting us know if you have updated your mobile number or email address.
Our urgent clinic 8.30-12 noon remains a GP triage clinic. Please ring us early in the morning if you feel you need review for an urgent condition so that we can manage the available appts. Any person symptomatic with a respiratory illness will seen via 'red stream' in the outside cabin.
On call duty Weekend clinics : shared with local practices
Ph (07) 863 2112
Fax (07) 863 7728