Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic

Forest Lakes Medical Centre has been chosen by the Department of Health to be part of the Covid 19 Vaccination Roll Out Program.
All appointments can be made via calling the clinic on 9493 3146 or online through Healthengine and HotDoc

Also available through your My Gov Account.

We have Doctors who can answer any questions you may have about the vaccination.

Conditions Required Before Entering the Practice:

All patients attending the practice MUST be wearing a face mask.

If you have a cough, sore throat, fever or shortness of breath please DO NOT enter the medical practice.

The practice DOES NOT do Covid 19 testing. Please contact Clinical Labs.

Covid 19 Telehealth and Billing:

Telehealth Consultations are available to patients who hold a current Medicare Card and the patient needs to have seen any Doctor within the practice for no less than 12 months to be eligible to be Bulk Billed for the consultation.
If the patient doesn’t fit the above criteria a private Telehealth Consultation can be booked that will be charged $80.00.

Forest Lakes Medical Centre is working hard to ensure a COVID safe environment for patients and staff members.

We are still providing face to face consultations.

2023 Booster Doses Delivered:

Since 1 January 2023, approximately 3.8 million COVID-19 booster doses have been administered to Australians aged over 18 years.

Among eligible aged care residents who had not had a dose or known infection within the prior 6 months, around 66% had received a booster dose as of 16 August 2023.

Only 53% of people aged 65 years and older have received a booster dose in the last 6 months.

Additional Doses:

Who should consider receiving an additional dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in 2024, recognising that older age remains the strongest risk factor for severe COVID-19 disease.

This updated advice also reflects that much of the population, particularly younger individuals with no other medical conditions, are currently well-protected against severe disease from COVID-19 from a combination of their previous vaccinations (including those who have already received a 2023 dose) and additional immunity gained from a previous infection.


ATAGI recommends that all adults aged ≥ 75 years should receive an additional 2023 COVID-19 vaccine dose if 6 months have passed since their last dose.

ATAGI advises the following groups should consider an additional 2023 COVID-19 vaccine dose if 6 months have passed since their last dose, after discussion with their healthcare provider:

  • All adults aged 65 to 74 years, and/or
  • Adults aged 18 to 64 years with severe immunocompromise.
  • Within the above groups, an additional 2023 COVID-19 vaccine is likely to be of most benefit for people who:
    • Have no known history of SARS-CoV-2 infection (and therefore are unlikely to have protection from hybrid immunity),
    • Have medical comorbidities that increase their risk of severe COVID-19, or disability with significant or complex health needs, or
    • Reside in a residential aged care facility.

ATAGI continues to encourage all adults who were recommended to have a COVID-19 vaccine dose in February 2023, and who have not yet had one, to receive a vaccine dose as soon as possible.

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