This web page covers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that Wuchopperen clients may have about COVID-19; including symptoms, testing and vaccines and what Wuchopperen is doing to reduce the risk in our clinics to help keep our community safe and strong.
We will update this page regularly as new information is available about COVID-19 in our region and the rollout of vaccines.
If you have any questions at all, our best advice is to phone and talk to a Wuchopperen health worker, nurse or GP on 4080 1000.
LAST UPDATED 21 January 2022
Currently (January 2022) there are confirmed locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 in our region.
Queensland Health provides daily updates on the number of cases and the locations in Queensland, which we are monitoring closely.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can vary, but generally include the following;
– Dry cough
– Sore throat
– Runny or stuffy nose
– Shortness of breath
– Loss of taste or smell
– Aches and pains
– A rash on skin or discoloration of fingers or toes
You can reduce your risk of COVID-19 by most importantly getting vaccinated against the virus with two vaccine doses and a follow up booster – but at the same time wearing a mask and practicing good hygiene and social distancing.
Good hygiene includes:
Social distancing includes:
From January 2022 everyone aged 5 years and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and Wuchopperen recommends that all community members take up the offer and bring their children to the clinic to receive their vaccine.
Call 07 4255 8400 to book an appointment.
Two doses of COVID-19 vaccine provide very good protection, especially against severe disease.
A booster dose will make sure the protection from the first two doses is even stronger and longer lasting, and should help prevent spread of the virus.
The booster is only for clients aged 18 years and older.
Note: A three dose primary course is approved for children under 18 years IF they have a severe immunocompromised state.
A booster dose increases your protection against:
A booster dose will continue to protect you, your loved ones and your community against COVID-19.
You can book a booster dose if it has been four months or longer since your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine (this will change to 3 months from Monday 24 January).
Regardless of which vaccine was given in the first two doses it is recommended to have a single dose of Pfizer as a booster. Boosters are not mandatory. We are unable to give a booster dose early.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you should call us to discuss your health before coming into the clinic. You can also call the dedicated COVID-19 hotline on 1800 020 080, or 13HEALTH. We will talk to you about your health and your testing options.
There are currently two types of tests for COVID-19.
A PCR test is carried out by a health worker and samples sent away to a laboratory for anaylsis.
Rapid Antigen Test kits (RATs) can be completed by you at home and should give a result within 15-30 minutes.
The Australian Government has issued instructions (protocols) that are regularly reviewed and updated in line with the current COVID-19 public health response that we all need to follow – download the document here.
It is important to get tested if you think you have any COVID- 19 symptoms and then stay home until you get the results of the test, and you have no more symptoms.
If your symptoms are severe, such as shortness of breath: call 000 and ask for an ambulance tell them you have confirmed COVID-19.
If you need to leave the home to attend the clinic or hospital always phone ahead first, wear a mask and socially distance where you can. When you get to the clinic, doctor’s surgery or hospital tell them that you are confirmed to have COVID-19
No. If you require a Covid19 test before travelling, then you need to arrange this with a private laboratory.
For all up-to-the-minute information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Queensland visit Queensland Health here.
For the latest official coronavirus news, updates and advice from the Australian Government go here
From this date many Queensland locations and businesses will be restricted to fully vaccinated customers and visitors. The videos above show you how to add your COVID-19 digital certificate to your Check In Qld app. It’s quick and easy – but if you need help talk to a Wuchopperen staff member to show you how.