COVID-19 Vaccinations

We have commenced COVID vaccinations. These will be done at after hours clinics. We will not be offering the vaccination in normal consultation hours. 

Please be aware that initially there will be limited supply so the rollout will be slow and initially it is best if you watch for available online appointments on our Hotdoc online booking system. Unfortunately due to limited supply we cannot cater for people who are not our existing patients. Also if you do not hold a Medicare card then you will need to get your vaccination from a dedicate COVID vaccination clinic. The closest to us is at Nundah.

About the COVID-19 Vaccination


A detailed description of the vaccinations is found at this link.

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccine/about

The Astra Zeneca vaccination is recommended only for over 60's. The Pfizer vaccination is recommended for ages16-59.

Despite many people having very few side effects, it is worth preparing for side effects as people report up to 2-3 days of feeling feverish, achey, fatigued, abdomen cramps, chills and shakes and nauseous. Plan for 1-2 days off work and have nurofen and panadol on hand. It appears the first Astra Zeneca vaccination and the second Pfizer vaccinations are the ones to produce most side effects.

Information on the Pfizer is at this link.

Information on the Astra Zeneca is at this link. 

 

It is required that you stay at the clinic for 15 minutes after the vaccination.

The vaccination is available free of cost to the patient.

There needs to be a 1 week interval between the COVID vaccination and any vaccination including the Flu Vaccination.

 

About the Process

Do I qualify?

Please click the below link to use the eligibility checker and if you are eligible then you can proceed to booking a COVID vaccination. If not you will need to wait until the other categories are announced.

If you are eligible please use the following flow chart to see if we are able to vaccinate you at our practice.

If you are eligible to receive your COVID-19 vaccination at our practice then please proceed through the appointments link in the main menu and click through to our online booking system Hotdocs. You will then see at the bottom of the "What is the reason for your appointment?" page the option to book for COVID-19 Vaccine Dose 1 or Dose 2.

You will be then asked to fill out a consent form online.

If you are having the 1b vaccination due to your employment eligibility rather than for health reasons, you will need to bring proof of your employment and fill out the Eligibility form.

Both these forms can be found in these 2 links if you are unable to do these online. You will need to bring them to the appointment if you have not completed these online.

COVID-19 Consent Form

COVID-19 Eligibility Form

 

On the day of the vaccination

Now that you are booked in, please ensure the you adhere to the following rules.

Bring your COMPLETED consent form and eligibility form if you have not already done this online.

Wear a short sleeve loose top that allows us to vaccinate you in the upper arm.

Be prepared to wait 15 minutes after the vaccination.

Please wear a mask.

No other medical problems will be looked at in this consultation. It is for the vaccination only.

If you are unwell in any way please call us before the appointment so we can reschedule you and fill your position.

If you require proof of vaccination, you can access this through your MyGov account within 24 hours.

Ask your doctor for a medical certificate for 2 days if needed.

Ensure that you have nurofen and panadol on hand for side effects later in the day.