COVID 19 Winter Booster Doses
Mediscreen Clinic would like to announce that we will be offering Winter booster doses of the COVID 19 vaccine, Pfizer from the 4th of April. This dose will be given to:
- Adults aged 65 and over
- First Nations Australian aged over 50
- Residednts in aged care and disability settings
- immunocompromised people over the age of 1
This dose will be eligible, four months after their last booster dose.
Checking when you can recieve your COVID-19 Vaccine
To find out if you are eligible to receive the vaccine, complete the "COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker" by clicking on the below button. Booster doses are now available for anyone who had their 2nd dose 5 months ago. Pfizer vaccine is available for Children aged 5-11 years from 10th January and 2nd dose is booked 8 weeks later. Pfizer is available to anyone between the ages of 12- 59 and to over 60 year olds with a chronic medical condition (please use the eligibility checker to see if you qualify and speak to your GP). If you are aged 18-59 years of age, you can choose to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine:
- following an appropriate assessment of suitability by a qualified health professional; and
- if you provide verbal or written consent.
Booking your COVID-19 Vaccine
If you are eligable, you can then make a booking to receive your vaccine. Please note that one booking is required per person as our vaccination supply is unfortunately very limited. You can book on our online booking service. On the day of your first Covid-19 vaccination, our reception staff or nursing staff will ensure that you are booked in for your booster dose at the appropriate time.
Preparing for your vaccination
Before your vaccination appointment, you should make sure your details are up to date with Medicare. If you don’t have a valid Medicare card, you will have to attend either a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at your local public hospital, or adedicated COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic. We are happy to send out a copy of the consent form so that you can read it and if there are any concerns we can address them before your appointment. A copy of our consent form can be found below.
Please do not come to your vaccination appointment if:
- You are feeling unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
- You are wating for COVID-19 test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19
- You are in close contact of someone with COVID-19, or
- You are in quarantine.
If you have had another vaccine, for example the influenza vaccination, in the 14 days beforeyour COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.
To keep you and our community safe, before and after vaccination, it is important that you continue to:
- Stay 1.5 metres away from other people and avoid handshakesand contact with people outside your household.
- Stay home if you feel unwell and get tested for COVID-19. You must stay at home until your results come back.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use handsanitiser.
- Always cough or sneeze into your arm or a tissue and put the tissue in the bin straight away.
If you cannot make it to your vaccination appointment, please contact us to arrange a new appointment.