NOTE:  COVID 19 Trial available, PACTrial  

Go to https://pactrial.com.au/ to find out more information or register for the trial.

 

COVID 19 Vaccines

Novax vaccination appointments are currently available at our clinic.

COVID-19 Vaccinations can now be booked by calling your local pharmacy.

 

 

If you are 16 years-of-age and above, you are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the Novavax vaccine is now recommended for you.

  1. Please make sure your details are up to date with Medicare.  You can call Medicare on 132 011 , 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to help with a claim, ordering a new card or answer general enquiries.
  2. Plan to book 2 appointments to receive both doses of your COVID-19 vaccine.Optimal protection against COVID-19 will not occur until about 1-2 weeks after your second dose.
  3. What to bring to your appointment:
  • Photo ID, if you have one
  • Medicare card, if you have one
  • Employee ID, if you’re getting a COVID-19 vaccine because of your occupation
  • Information about your any of your medical conditions, allergies, bleeding disorders or immunocompromise (i.e. weakened immune system)
  • Information about any medications you are taking
  • Information about any previous COVID-19 vaccine received (vaccine brand and date of vaccination)
  • Information about any reactions you have had to any vaccine in the past
  • The name of your current GP/s and any specialist doctors you see

At your appointment, you will be able to discuss any questions you have about COVID-19 vaccinations.  Please let the GP know if you have any medical conditions or if you are taking any medications.  Especially make sure to tell them if you:

  • Have had an allergic reaction to a previous dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or to an ingredient of the vaccine
  • Have had anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction) to other vaccines or other medicines
  • Have a mast cell disorder
  • have a bleeding disorder or are receiving anticoagulant therapy (a blood thinner)
  • Are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant) or breastfeeding
  • Are immunocompromised (i.e. have a weakened immune system or take immune suppressing medication)
  • Have had COVID-19 in the past, or have ongoing illness from COVID-19
  • Have received another COVID-19 vaccine (and which brand)
  • Have received any vaccine in the last 14 days.

 

Preparing for COVID-19 vaccination

View Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccination PDF

 

How you will receive the vaccine

You will receive the vaccine as an injection, most commonly into your upper arm muscle. You must remain in the vaccination clinic for observation for at least 15 minutes after vaccination. Depending on your medical history, you may be asked to wait in the clinic for 30 minutes.

It is important to continue to practise good hygiene and physical distancing in the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine. A safe and effective vaccine will only be one part of keeping the community safe and healthy.

 

National coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline

If you need information about COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines or help with the COVIDSafe app, call the telephone number listed below. This number operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1800 020 080

 

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