Covid-19 Vaccines

We are an Astra Zeneca vaccine clinic only and do not offer the booster vaccine at our clinic.

As of 1st December 2021, all patients aged 16 and over are eligible to book for a booster vaccine. At present, only the Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine are approved for a third booster dose. Your booster vaccine is due 4 months after your second dose and is not mandatory. We do not administer the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, however you are able to book an appointment for your booster at one of the SA Health clinics here.

Everyone aged 12 and over is eligible to book for their Covid-19 Vaccination. We strongly encourage everyone to book in as soon as possible. To make a booking at a vaccination clinic click here.

There is a small group of patients who are recommended to have a third dose 2-6 months after their second dose because they have impaired immunity and require a third dose to get a better response from the vaccine. If you believe this might be you, please contact our practice on 8272 8266 to book an appointment with your regular GP.

For updates on our practice’s Covid management policy, including how we are seeing unvaccinated patients, please go to our Covid Updates Page.

Why Vaccinate?

  • Vaccination is the best way to develop immunity and prevent Covid-19 disease
  • Protection through vaccination will mean that, in time, we would not need measures like strict lockdown with travel restrictions
  • All of the Covid-19 Vaccines are very effective in preventing severe disease and death due to Covid-19

Individual and Societal Benefits

  • Protection against non-severe Covid-19 and complications such as ‘long Covid’
  • Protection of unvaccinated close contacts of vaccinated individuals
  • Protection of family and community from preventing transmission of the virus

Possible risks of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine

  • Common side effects of vaccination include fatigue, headache, body aches and fever
  • Severe side effects of anaphylaxis and thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) have been reported
    • TTS is different from generalised clotting disorders. The only identified risk factor for TSS is age. It is less likely in older adults than younger adults.
    • Patients who have a personal history or family history of blood clots, risk factors for blood clots or take anticoagulant medication can have the Vaxzevria Vaccine
      • As a precaution there is a small group of people with clotting disorders who should get an alternative vaccine
      • More information here

These are just some of the benefits of being vaccinated, however we recommend discussing any concerns you have with your GP. Phone our friendly reception team on 8272 8266 to book an appointment.

Want to read more?

Sources: Weighing up the benefits against risk of harm from COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, Australian Government, June 2021

Testing Locations for Covid-19

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/conditions/infectious+diseases/covid-19/testing+and+tracing/testing+for+covid-19 

Updated 14th December 2021