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COVID Vaccination

Midtown Medical Clinic is currently providing PFIZER (adult and child), MODERNA, NOVAVAX and  ASTRA ZENECA COVID-19 vaccines. 

 We are currently providing vaccines during dedicated vaccination clinics and individual appointments with selected Doctors and our Nurses.

EVERYONE AGED 5 YEARS AND OVER IS NOW ELIGIBLE TO BE VACCINATED.

You can book for ADULT Pfizer with selected practitioners and our vaccination clinic via this link.

The interval between your first and second Pfizer dose is 3 weeks.

You can book PAEDIATRIC Pfizer (for children aged 5 – 11 years) with selected practitioners and and our vaccination clinic via this link

The interval between the first and second Paediatric Pfizer is 8 weeks but may be given as early as 3 weeks. in some circumstances.  This should be discussed during an appointment with your usual Doctor before this earlier interval is booked. 

You can book for MODERNA (adult and paediatric) with selected practitioners and our vaccination clinic via this link

The interval between your first and second Moderna dose is 4 weeks.

You can book for ASTRAZENECA with selected practitioners and our vaccination clinic via this link

The interval between your first and second AstraZeneca dose is 6 weeks.

You can book for NOVAVAX with selected practitioners and our vaccination clinic via this link.

The interval between your first and second Novavax dose is at least 3 weeks.

 

THIRD DOSE OF A PRIMARY COURSE FOR THOSE WHO ARE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED:

A third dose of COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for those who are severely immunocompromised or taking particular immunotherapies.  This is not a booster, but an additional dose in the primary course.  The third dose is Pfizer (adult or Paediatric) or Moderna and is to be given 2 – 3 months after the second dose. If this applies to you or your child, we encourage you phone us on 9650 4284 to arrange an appointment with one of our Doctors to discuss this in more detail and where appropriate receive the third dose.  You can read more about the third dose criteria here.  Please note if you are not one of our regular patients you will need to bring along some evidence that you do qualify for the third dose of your primary course.  This includes a current letter from your General Practitioner, a current letter from your Specialist, a script in your name of the qualifying medication and dose, or access to a Shared Health Summary from your My Health Record.  Attending for an appointment to receive your third dose does not automatically mean it can be provided.  The third dose criteria is very strict and unfortunately there are no exceptions.


BOOSTERS:

Everyone aged 16 years and over can book for their COVID-vaccine booster.  The current recommended booster is Pfizer or Moderna (even if your first and second doses were AstraZeneca) and it must be at least three months after your second dose or the third dose in your primary course if you meet the above criteria.  For those aged 16 and 17 yeas of age, the only recommended booster at this stage is Pfizer.  

This three month recommended interval may be shortened for those with a greater risk of severe COVID-19 in outbreak settings and for those who are travelling overseas and will be away when their booster dose in due.  If this applies to you, please phone us on 9650 4284 so we can arrange your appointment.

If we did not provide you with your second dose, you must bring to your appointment a copy of your COVID vaccination certificate or have a My Health Record our practitioners can access.  This is to ensure the booster is not given too early.

Anyone aged 65 years and over (50 if you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent), severely immunocompromised (as outlined above) or a resident of an aged care home is now also eligible for a second booster (4th dose for most people, but possibly a 5th dose for some), 4 months after your last dose.  The recommended booster is either Pfizer or Moderna and can  be booked via the links above.


ONLINE BOOKING PROCESS:

When booking online for either any of the COVID-19 vaccines, a consent form must be completed at the time of booking.  A consent form must be completed for all doses, including the booster.  Each 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.   

Also please note that is you do not have a Medicare card, you are unable to be vaccinated at a General Practice.  You can call the COVID hotline on 1800 675 398 who will advise which Vaccination Hub you can attend. 

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

  • wearing a mask where required
  • practising good hygiene
  • maintaining physical distance
  • staying home if you are unwell and get tested

Also please DO NOT ATTEND any vaccination clinic or hub if you are unwell, have had contact with a COVID case of someone awaiting a test result.  Please cancel your appointment and rebook.

If you have symptoms, please get tested and stay home while awaiting the result.


VACCINE EXEMPTIONS:

Exemptions to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine must be uploaded to the Australian Immunisation Register by your usual Doctor.  There is very strict criteria that must be met in order for an exemption to granted.  Having had COVID-19 is not one of the criteria for an exemption.  Our Doctors must follow the legal requirements regarding exemptions and providing them is rare.  If you wish to discuss this with your usual Doctor, please arrange an appointment by phoning 9650 4284 or book online.


FLU VACCINES AND COVID VACCINES:

Both flu vaccines and COVID vaccines can be administered at the same time.  It is highly recommended that everyone be vaccinated again the flu this year.   Please see our flu vaccine page for more information.

 

VACCINATION FOLLOWING COVID INFECTION:

Once your symptoms have completed resolved and you are feeling well, you are able to receive your COVID vaccine, whether as part of your primary course or your booster.  If you wish to discuss this with one of our Doctors, please arrange an appointment by phoning 9650 4284 or book online.

Please contact us on 9650 4284 if you have any questions at all about COVID-19 or the vaccines.

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