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COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination For Chiropractors & Massage Therapists

On 30th September 2021, the Acting Chief Health Officer in Victoria the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Directions (No 4) pursuant to the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic).

The Direction requires Victorian healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, drawing on a recommendation from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) to the National Cabinet.

In short, these directives mean chiropractors must be vaccinated to continue to practice in the state of Victoria.

At Wellbeing our Chiropractors and Massage staff are fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 or in the process of being vaccinated.

We are following all Government and Department Of Health’s rules and regulations around health practitioners and vaccination against COVID-19.

 

What else is Wellbeing Chiropractic doing to keep our patients and the community sage against COVID-19 ?

  • We are adhering to our current Covid Safe Plan
  • Waiting rooms are being used at a reduced capacity
  • PPE is being worn by our Chiropractors
  • Tables are being sanitized between patients
  • Hand sanitizer is readily accessible & available for staff and patients
  • Touch point cleaning is routinely completed throughout shifts
  • Our toilet and communal facilities are currently “not available”

Should you have any questions about the steps we are taking for your safety and to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the community please do not hesitate to contact us on 1300-123-365.

How do the new Government directives affect allied health care workers?

From an allied health perspective, the Direction requiring Victorian healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is inclusive of:

  • Ahpra-registered practitioners including chiropractors and massage therapists;
  • Self-regulated allied health practitioners
  • Assistant and delegate level workforces of these identified professions;
  • Students of these identified professions; and
  • Various practice settings (as listed below) including private practice.

What Vaccinations have our Chiropractors taken?

Our chiropractors have had at least one dose of the three available vaccinations in the Australian market. These include:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Pfizer
  • Moderna

What are the current rules and timeline re Vaccinations Chiropractors/Massage Therapists ?

  • 1. From 15 October 2021, healthcare workers incl. Chiropractors and massage therapists will be required to have received at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, or an appointment to receive at least their first COVID-19 vaccine by 29 October 2021, or a medical exemption to be able to come to work.
  • 2. By 15 December 2021, all healthcare workers must provide evidence of their full COVID-19 vaccination of two doses, or a medical exemption by authorised medical practitioner. 
  • 3. Operators of healthcare settings must also keep a record of workers’ vaccination status, in line with the direction issued by the Chief Health Officer.

Note: Healthcare operator means a person who owns, controls or operates a healthcare facility whether public, private or denominational.

Healthcare workers continue to have priority access for COVID-19 vaccination appointments. To book a reserved appointment, healthcare workers can call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or contact a GP, pharmacy or community health service.

For further information on the requirement for healthcare workers to be vaccinated you can call us on 1300-123-365

REASONS YOU MAY CONSULT OUR CHIROPRACTORS ?

The most obvious reason you may think to visit a chiropractor is for back or neck pain. However did you know many choose to attend chiropractors for a range of other reasons.

Dizziness & Vertigo
Our chiropractors see many patients with Dizziness & vertigo. Causative factors are sometimes upper neck alignment, tight jaw muscles/joint or BPPV; in which our chiropractors manage… MORE INFO
Back Pain Management
Disc injuries, bulges, alignment and pinched nerves along the vertebrae, we see all of it at our clinic. Our Chiropractors manage patients back pain through adjustments,… MORE INFO
Sciatica Treatment
Our Chiropractors see patients with Sciatica from disc injuries, tight muscles and poor posture. We provide treatment using spinal decompression therapy, adjustments, soft tissue techniques and… MORE INFO
Chronic Pain Help
Chronic pain in the form of stiffness and pain from arthritis, tendonitis or tendinopathy are all reasons people attend chiropractors for help. Management often consists of… MORE INFO
Injury management
If you have an injury from sport, workplace incident or car accident our team have experience in managing a range of muscle, joint and skeletal injuries… MORE INFO
Advice To improve Posture
“Hi Doc, I want help with my posture!” This is a common request from our patients. Our Chiropractors will assess your current posture & manage accordingly… MORE INFO
Neck Pain Relief
Your neck and back pain may be a result of restricted joints and muscle strain or tension. Chiropractors use techniques to unlock joints and release… MORE INFO
Headache or Migraine Relief
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