*Pfizer, Moderna and Novavax, Now Available*

 

Who can be vaccinated?

Currently all those who are ages 5 years and up are eligible to receive a COVID Vaccine.

If you had any questions or queries regarding this please contact the clinic ph: 3036 2678

If you are a new patient, please make sure to bring along your Medicare Card.

Otherwise, you can also book in for a consultation with one of our GPs if you are unsure of which vaccine would be best for you, or if you had any specific clinical questions regarding these vaccines.

Vaccine Eligibility

Queensland Health have put together a questionnaire to help you find out if you are eligible for the current phase of vaccinations, and if not, which phase you fall under. To fill out the questionnaire please click here

Boosters

All adults can get a booster if it has been 6 months or longer since their last COVID-19 booster or confirmed COVID-19 infection (whichever is most recent).

    Boosters are particularly recommended for people at higher risk of severe illness, including:

  • all adults aged 65 years and over; and
  • adults aged 18 years and over who have medical comorbidities, disability or complex health needs.

The following groups should consider a booster based on an individual risk benefit assessment with their immunisation provider:

  • all adults aged 18–64 years without risk factors for severe COVID-19; and
  • children and adolescents aged 5–17 years who have medical comorbidities that increase their risk of severe COVID-19, or disability with significant or complex health needs.

Booster doses are not currently recommended for children and adolescents under the age of 18 who do not have any risk factors for severe COVID-19, or for any children aged less than 5 years.

COVID-19 vaccines can be co-administered with influenza and other vaccines. People should aim to receive a 2023 COVID-19 booster dose before June 2023 ahead of winter, particularly those at higher risk.

Vaccine types for booster doses

The Pfizer (Comirnaty) and Moderna (Spikevax) Omicron-specific bivalent vaccines are preferred for booster doses regardless of which vaccine you received for your primary doses. However, any age-appropriate COVID-19 vaccine will provide additional protection against infection and longer lasting protection against severe disease.

Safety of COVID-19 booster doses

  • Common, mild side effects following a booster dose are similar to the side effects following the primary doses.
  • Serious side effects such as myocarditis and pericarditis following a Pfizer (Comirnaty) or Moderna (Spikevax) booster doses are rare.

Difference between additional doses and boosters

  • Additional doses are for severely immunocompromised people as part of their primary course. Additional doses are not the same as booster doses.
  • Severely immunocompromised people aged five and over are strongly encouraged to receive a third primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine two months after the second dose. This is because you may have a decreased immune response to the standard COVID-19 vaccination schedule and be more at risk of severe COVID-19. This additional dose is to maximise your level of immune response to as close as possible to the general population.

Information provided by Queensland Government. Click here for more information.


 

Traffic light

 

When the traffic light is GREEN, we recommend you:

stay home if you’re sick

keep up to date with your vaccinations

maintain good hygiene

take a rapid antigen test (RAT) if you get COVID-19 symptoms

wear a mask if required by a healthcare provider, venue, or household

We aim to keep our practice COVID-Free for the safety and health of our patients, doctors and staff.

Please continue to bring a mask to all appointments at the clinic. If you have COVID like symptoms and have tested negative to COVID, we are asking patients to wait in their cars/outside and to call the clinic to notify us of your arrival.  The doctor will either meet you at your car, or will call and direct you from there.

If you are needing to arrange for a COVID PCR test you can head to the Queensland Government COVID page to find the nearest COVID collection centre that doesn’t require a referral or booking.

COVID RAT tests are available for purchase at the practice.