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Covid-19 update from Dr Chu
18 MAY 2021

Covid-19 vaccine available at Wolli Medical

Changes and our practice response to the impact of Covid-19


It has been more than one year, since we first made changes in our practice due to Covid 19.  However, we know Covid 19 is still running rampant overseas, and continues have traces of infection detected in our sewage system intermittently, even in NSW. We therefore need to stay vigilant with our protocols and precautions. Especially since we see a higher than average proportion of children vaccinations, women for antenatal shared care (pregnancy) and elderly patients.

Therefore, we are still operating strictly by appointments only and our front doors are still locked to only be open for patients with booked appointments.

We have resumed online bookings for certain types of appointments via HOTDOC. Please answer the online triage questions truthfully and follow any instructions given.

In line with the NSW Health guidelines, even with the mildest symptoms, we need you to obtain a Covid-19 test. Where clinically possible, we will offer our existing patients the telehealth option.

Mask wearing is still a condition of entry. So please bring you own mask or you will need to purchase one from our reception.

Everything you need to know, from where to get testing, latest Covid 19 case locations and alert, to Covid 19 Vaccine information, please go to NSW Health or call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 (24-hour help line).

We are running Covid-19 Vaccination clinics for existing patients every Wednesday afternoon.  If you are eligible, please call our reception to make a booking. You could check your eligibility on Covid-19 Vaccine eligibility.

  • Hand washing tips
    The impacts of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic are as serious as they are far-reaching placing uptmost importance of practicing good hygiene. Frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness/viruses. Here are some steps to practice hand hygiene 1) Remove all jewellery, even rings, so you can reach all surfaces on your hands. Wet hands with running water. 2) Apply soap or liquid soap. 3) Rub hands palm to palm then with fingers interlaced. 4) Rotational rubbing of left thumb clasped in right palm and vice versa. 5) Make sure you cover all surfaces, including the backs of your hands. 6) Rub your hands together for at least 20 seconds. 7) Rinse hands, making sure you remove all soap, and turn off the tap using the towel or paper towel. 8) Dry your hands thoroughly with a paper towel, a clean hand towel or an air dryer if you are in a public toilet. For more details, download the brochure on hand hygiene Source: World Health Organisation
  • Blood test preparation
    You are required to fast for between eight (8) to ten (10) hours prior to the test - which usually means an overnight fast. During a fast, you must have nothing to eat or drink - water is acceptable, but NO soft drinks, tea, milk, coffee or fruit juices may be taken during the fast. Taking routine medications is acceptable, Unless you have been specifically instructed by the referring doctor not to take the medication prior to the test. NO SMOKING on the day of the test and until test is completed. No other drinks may be taken. NOTE: Please bring a list of your current medications if applicable.
  • Immunisation
    Since the introduction of the new immunisation schedule on the 1st of July 2018, children have had the benefit of being protected against the strains of Meningococcus ACWY when they turn 1 years of age. ​ However, for those who missed out, children would have to wait until aged 15, when the school based immunisation program will provide it. ​ In the meantime, for those concerned about infection, please see a doctor to obtain a script / immunisation, to ensure protection. ​ Meningococcus type B (Bexsero) is not covered in the current immunisation schedule. There are a number of ways to obtain immunity, each with considerations of cost, risk and convenience. Please make an appointment to see a doctor to discuss these immunisations.
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Mental well-being

If you need to talk to someone, we are also here to lend an ear.

We understand this is an extremely stressful time for all of us, some of you might be facing even greater economic impact of Covid-19. It’s normal to feel distressed as we face so many uncertainties ahead. Head to Health Australia has some useful mental health resources you can look up and as usual, you can also contact Beyond Blue or Lifeline.

If you need to talk to someone, we are also here to lend an ear.


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