COVID-19 VACCINATION

Our practice is approved to provide both the AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine.  Most our vaccination clinics are run at our Langrigg Avenue site.   Only patients who have consented to have the vaccine will be able to book into our clinics.  If you need to discuss your personal situation, then we ask you to do so prior to the clinics by making an appointment with your usual doctor.

Please note:

  • If you are 60 years or older, you will receive the AZ vaccination. Please complete the AstraZeneca Vaxzevria consent form online and call the clinic to book your appointment.   All residential aged care workers are eligible to receive the Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine regardless of age.
  • If you are 16-59 years, you are eligible to receive the Pfizer Comirnaty vaccination unless you have already received your first AZ dose. In this case, proceed to your second AZ dose.  
  • Kids aged 12-15 years will be eligible for Pfizer from 13the September 2021.  We are currently limited with stock and will prioritise vulnerable children.  Please make an appointment with your GP.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR COVID 19 VACCINATION

If you are 60 + and wish to book your AZ vaccination, please go to book an appointment for Covid vaccine AstraZeneca dose 1 to complete the consent form online and then call the clinic to book your appointment.  If you cannot do your consent online, please make an appointment with your GP who can complete the consent verbally.

If you are 16-59 and wish to book your Pfizer vaccination

  1. Click on Book an appointment and choose the LANGRIGG SITE
  2. You will be asked to enter your details, consent to receiving SMS messages, and select existing patient.
  3. This takes you to the appointment booking site where you will need to select your appointment type from the drop-down menu.
  4. Please select appointment type Pfizer – dose 1
  5. You will be required to complete your consent to have the Pfizer vaccination.
  6. If there are no issues with your consent, you will be given the opportunity to book your appointment for 1st and 2nd dose online.  If no appointments are available, you will be put on a waiting list for your vaccine. We will contact you once appointments are available.

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 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.
  • 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.