Important Update- January 2022

Monday, 24 January 2022 13:45

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