COVID-19 vaccines

Pfizer and AstraZeneca COVID vaccines now available at our practice.

To protect the community against coronavirus and prevent serious illness or death from COVID19, get vaccinated today!

Everyone aged 12 years and over can now book in for a COVID-19 vaccination.

A new formulation of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (Comirnaty) has been provisionally approved for use in children aged 5-11 years by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

ATAGI recommends vaccination with the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for all children aged 5-11 years.
Children aged 5-11 years with medical risk factors for severe illness, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children living in crowded conditions or outbreak areas are most likely to benefit from COVID-19 vaccination given their increased risk of severe outcomes and/or exposure.
Children aged 5-11 years who have previously had SARS-CoV-2 infection can receive the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This is recommended following recovery from their illness or vaccination can be deferred for up to 6 months. This includes children with a past history of PIMS-TS or post COVID-19 condition (‘long COVID’).

Book online or call our friendly reception team for your child/ward’s COVID-19 vaccination today! 

BOOSTER DOSE FOR COVID19 VACCINES.

A single booster dose now recommended and available for all adults (18 years and older) four months after the second shot.

A booster dose refers to an additional vaccine dose after the primary vaccine course. A primary COVID-19 vaccine course consists of two doses of the following COVID-19 vaccines available in Australia: Comirnaty (Pfizer), Spikevax (Moderna) or Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca); or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine (which is registered but not available in Australia). Mixed schedules of these vaccines are also included in the definition of an acceptable primary course, as are additional TGA-recognised vaccines.

For people with severe immunocompromise, a primary course is defined as 3 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, as recommended by ATAGI and booster doses (i.e. 4th doses) are not yet recommended.

ATAGI advises that, based on current evidence, the highest priority groups to receive booster doses are:

  1. People at greater risk of severe COVID-19 including individuals aged 50 years and older, those with underlying medical conditions, residents of aged care and disability facilities, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults.
  2. People at increased occupational risk of COVID-19

Speak with any of our GPs for further information and to assess your eligibility

How to Book

Book online or contact our practice to arrange an appointment.

You will need to give your informed consent before each dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Informed consent means:

  • that you have been given information about the benefits and risks of the specific vaccine you are going to receive, and
  • you agree for the immunisation provider to give you the vaccine.

This can be completed online or at our practice prior to your vaccination.

We prefer that younger people aged 12-18 attend our vaccination clinic with a parent or guardian

Additional COVID19 Vaccines

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends a 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine as part of the primary course in individuals who are severely immunocompromised.

This is to address the risk of suboptimal or non-response to the standard 2 dose schedule.

The 3rd dose is intended to maximise the level of immune response to as close as possible to the general population.

This recommendation applies to all individuals aged ≥12 years with certain conditions or on therapies leading to severe immunocompromised.

Please book with one of our doctors to discuss your individual circumstances and whether a third dose is right for you.

Kindly note that there is currently no recommendation for the general population to receive a booster vaccine dose

Trusted Sources of Information

When looking for information on the COVID-19 vaccine, use trusted sources, like the ones listed below.

These sources will help you make an informed choice.

If you’d like to speak to someone about COVID-19 vaccines, call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. This line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Contact our friendly reception team to book an appointment