Many rural general practices are finding innovative ways to operate their immunisation clinics in a way that maintains physical distancing and patient and staff safety

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St Luke's Family Practice, Katanning

Plantagenet Medical Group, Mount Barker

St Luke's flu clinic
Plantagenet Medical

Staff at St Luke's Family Practice in Katanning prepare for their alfresco immunisation clinic as a way to observe social distancing. The face masks were provided courtesy of their local hardware. This clinic was well received by the community and turned out to be the busiest flu clinic they have ever held.

The Plantagenet Medical Group is providing drive-through flu clinics with their first clinic held at Sounness Park in Mount Barker. They also plan to provide the drive-through clinics in Frankland and Cranbrook.

Pictured: Nurse Cath Lanigan and Dr Sarath Moosani at Sounness Park, Mount Barker. Judging by the queue, this clinic was well attended.

Resources

PHLN guidance on laboratory testing for SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) (PHLN guidance 1 April 2020 v.1.4)