Midtown Medical Clinic is currently providing both ASTRAZENECA and PFIZER COVID-19 vaccines. We have a large supply of both AstraZeneca vaccines and PFIZER vaccines. We will not be receiving the MODERNA vaccine, this is being administered by Pharmacies.
We support the plan that vaccination is the key to managing this pandemic and are keen to play our role. We are currently providing vaccines during dedicated vaccination clinics on weekdays and Saturdays.
We have recently received an increased allocation of PFIZER vaccines and we are urging anyone who has booked an appointment for November or December to please contact us and bring this forward. Please do not wait this long to get vaccinated.
Please note, there has been recent changes to eligibility. As from the 1st of October 2021 everyone aged 12 years and over is eligible for PFIZER and MODERNA vaccines. It is only those aged less than 12 who are not eligible for any vaccine at this stage.
It was also announced on the 8th of October that a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for those who are severely immunocompromised or taking particular immunotherapies. The third dose is preferably Pfizer and is to be given 2 – 6 months after the second dose. If this applies to you, we encourage you phone us on 9650 4282 to arrange an appointment with one of our Doctors to discuss this in more detail and where appropriate receive your third dose. You can read more about the third dose criteria here.
If you’ve had your first ASTRAZENECA vaccine:
If you have already had your first dose of ASTRAZENECA you must have ASTRAZENECA as your second dose. Due to the current increased number of daily COVID-19 cases, ATAGI and our Doctors are now recommending you book your second ASTRAZENECA vaccine at an interval of 6 weeks from the first. You cannot have the Pfizer vaccine as your second dose.
Can I still have ASTRAZENECA as my first dose?:
Yes you can. If you are aged 60 years and over, ASTRAZENECA is still one of the recommended vaccines for you. If you are under 60 years of age, you should have a conversation with your Doctor either during a consultation or when at our vaccination clinic about whether or not ASTRAZENECA is the best choice for you.
Please ring us on 9650 4284 if you cannot find a suitable appointment time.
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:
When booking online for either an ASTRAZENECA or PFIZER vaccine, a consent form must be completed at the time of booking. A consent form must be completed for both doses. 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. If you are unable to comfortably complete the consent form, it is recommended you make an individual appointment with one of our GPs rather than attend the vaccination clinic in order to discuss this in detail and ensure you are able to provide informed consent.
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 now be 6 weeks after your first.
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).
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:
- wear a mask where required
- practise good hygiene
- maintain physical distance
- stay home if you are sick and get tested
Also, please DO NOT ATTEND any vaccination clinic or hub if you are unwell, have had contact with a COVID case or have attended a COVID exposure site. Please cancel your appointment and re-book.
If you have any symptoms, please get tested and stay home while awaiting the result.
Feel free to contact us on 9650 4284 if you have any queries at all about the COVID-19 vaccine.
We are here to help!