COVID-19 VACCINATION

Our practice has been approved to provide AstraZeneca (AZ) and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and we run vaccination clinics at Langrigg Avenue site.

  • If you are 60 years or older, you will be receive the AZ vaccination.  Please complete the consent form online and call the clinic to book your appointment.
  • If you are 40-59 years and/or are eligible according to the Australian Government criteria, you will receive the Pfizer vaccination UNLESS you have already had your first AZ.  In this case, proceed to your second AZ dose.
  • You may be eligible for Pfizer vaccine (UNLESS you have already had your first AZ),  if you fit the government criteria.  There is a list of jobs who qualify via the following link:   https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/getting-vaccinated-for-covid-19/covid-19-vaccination-program-for-16-to-39-year-olds#frontline-healthcare-workers
  • If you are under 40 years but consider yourself eligible due to medical reason for the Pfizer vaccine, please make an appointment with your GP who can book you appropriately.  You must be at least 16 years old.

There is a dedicated website on the COVID-19 Vaccination program for people in the outer south-east region:  https://sephu.org/covid-vaccination/

If you find you are eligible, RESERVE YOUR COVID VACCINE online by:

  1. Click on BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AND CHOOSE THE LANGRIGG SITE
  2. Then you will be asked to enter your details, consent to the practice contacting you by sms for the purpose of health information and appointment reminders.
  3. Then select if you are an existing patient or new patient.
  4. This takes you to the appointment booking site where you need to select your appointment type from the drop down menu.
  5. Please select COVID Vaccine Dose 1 – 1B
  6. Then you will be prompted to consent to have the COVID-19 vaccination.

Important to please note:     

  • If you have any serious allergies and particularly anaphylaxis or have been prescribed an adrenaline autoinjector (EpiPen), you will need to make an appointment with your doctor.
  • You cannot have the COVID-19 vaccine if you are unwell on the day.
  • You cannot have the COVID-19 vaccine if you have confirmed history of CVST (Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis).
  • You cannot have the COVID-19 vaccine if you have a history of HIT (Heparin induced thrombocytopenia).
  • You cannot have the COVID-19 vaccine within 2 weeks of any other vaccination, infusion or transfusion.

We want to vaccinate our community as quickly as possible.  To do this safely, we need to work together and we will ask you to please be considerate of the following:

  • Only patients who have consented to have the vaccine will be able to book for the clinic.  If you would like to discuss your personal situation then you are invited to make an appointment with your doctor.
  • To manage traffic congestion, access to the clinic will be limited.  We ask you to use the car park across the road or be dropped off and collected afterwards.  We reserve the right side of the car park for patient’s with mobility issues.
  • We will ask you to attend 5 minutes before your appointment.  If you arrive earlier, then please remain in your car or outside until our concierge is ready to receive you.
  • You will need to wear a mask and loose clothing, something under your coat that can be slipped up to reveal your upper arm easily so that the doctor can administer the vaccine efficiently and in view of others.
  • Groups of 6-8 will be ushered into the practice, your temp taken, you will be asked if you are well and then socially distanced into the waiting area for the doctor.
  • The doctor will speak to the group then take you to be vaccinated.
  • Once you are vaccinated, you will move to the treatment room where you will remain for 15 mins for observation under the nurse.
  • You will be given a card with your vaccination details and your second appointment.

Our doctors are all confident the vaccines are safe and will provide great protection against the COVID virus.

We will continue to use this website to keep you informed and we will send you SMS messages to notify you once plans are in place.  We know we will have to administer 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccination to be fully vaccinated.

To prepare:

  • You can download our appointment app
  • Start your decision making process by researching information from reliable sources. Alternatively, please make an appointment with your doctor to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about your specific circumstances prior to booking your vaccine appointment.

The following link is a useful explanation about vaccines:
https://www.health.gov.au/resources/videos/covid-19-vaccination-how-vaccines-work-auslan

The ABC has a useful podcast called Coronacast with Teagan Taylor and Dr Norman Swan – a brief daily discussion around issues connected to the pandemic.  You can find this via the ABC Listen app.