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COVID Vaccination

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is well underway.

Midtown Medical Clinic is currently providing both AstraZeneca and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. We have a large supply of AstraZeneca vaccines and are currently being provided with a limited number of Pfizer vaccines. Appointments may need to be scheduled some weeks in advance.

Which vaccine are you eligible for?

There have been recent Government announcements regarding vaccine eligibility.  The medical advice has not changed, there are preferred vaccines for different age groups, however the Government has now said that some age groups are now eligible to choose.

These frequently asked questions might help decipher any confusion:

I’m between 18 and 39 years of age

ATAGI and our Doctors recommends you get a Pfizer vaccine.
You are NOT YET eligible for a Pfizer vaccine but may become eligible later in the year.

You may CHOOSE to receive an ASTRAZENECA vaccine after a discussion with one of our GPs during our COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

You can book for an ASTRAZENECA vaccine via either of these links:

AstraZeneca booking link

AstraZeneca booking link

I’m pregnant and between ages 18 and 39 years of age

You are eligible for a Pfizer vaccine now.

You can book for a PFIZER vaccine via either of these links:

Pfizer booking link

Pfizer booking link

I’m between 40 and 59 years of age and have not had any vaccine

ATAGI and our Doctors recommends you get a Pfizer vaccine.
You are eligible for a Pfizer vaccine now.

You can book for a PFIZER vaccine via either of these links:

Pfizer booking link

Pfizer booking link

I’m between 40 and 59 years of age and have had my first AZ vaccine

ATAGI and our Doctors recommends you get your second AZ vaccine at an interval of 12 weeks (in the event of an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the community, or an increased risk of infection, it may be recommended that this interval be reduced from 12 weeks to 4 – 6 weeks but at this stage in Victoria the advice is to keep to a 12 week interval, however, this could change at any time).  You cannot have the Pfizer vaccine as your second dose.

You can book for an ASTRAZENECA vaccine via either of these links:

AstraZeneca booking link

AstraZeneca booking link

I’m 60 years of age or over and have had my first AZ vaccine

ATAGI and our Doctors recommends you get your second AZ vaccine at an interval of 12 weeks.  In the event of an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the community, or an increased risk of infection, it may be recommended that this interval be reduced from 12 weeks to 4 – 6 weeks.  At this stage the advice in Victoria is to keep to a 12 week interval.  This however could change at any time.

You cannot have the Pfizer vaccine as your second dose.

You can book for an ASTRAZENECA vaccine via either of these links:

AstraZeneca booking link

AstraZeneca booking link

I’m 60 year of age or over and not had my first AZ vaccine

ATAGI and our Doctors recommends you get your AZ vaccine.
You are NOT eligible for the Pfizer vaccine at this point.

You can book for an ASTRAZENECA vaccine via either of these links:

AstraZeneca booking link

AstraZeneca booking link

Who is ATAGI?

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation. This group is compromises the leading experts in the field who advise the government on our Vaccines and the Vaccine rollout.

Online booking process:

For those of you booking an AstraZeneca vaccine, a consent form must be completed at the time of booking your appointment.  This consent form will be securely sent to us to import directly into your medical file.  The consent form is quite detailed and is designed to contain all information for your COVID vaccination provider to refer to.   We are in the process of attaching the consent form to the Pfizer bookings.  You can complete a consent form when you attend if online completion is not possible.

No matter which vaccine you are booking in to receive, we strongly recommend you book your second COVID vaccine at the same time.  The second dose of AstraZeneca should be 12 weeks after your first.  In the event of an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the community, or an increased risk of infection, it may be recommended that this interval be reduced from 12 weeks to 4 – 6 weeks.  At this stage the advice in Victoria is to keep to a 12 week interval.  This however could change at any time.

The second dose of Pfizer should be 3 weeks after your first.  Also please note there should be at least one week between your COVID vaccine and the flu vaccine (or any other vaccine).

For your convenience we are conducting dedicated vaccination clinics during business hours. As there is greater availability of the AstraZeneca vaccine you may also have the opportunity to have this vaccine during the course of your regular consultation.

While you are waiting to receive your vaccine, please ensure you:

  • wear a mask where required
  • practise good hygiene
  • maintain physical distance
  • stay home if you are sick and get tested
  • download the COVIDSafe app

Feel free to contact us on 9650 4284 if you have any queries at all about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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