COVID AND FLUVAX VACCINATION INFORMATION

By March 18, 2021April 13th, 2021covid, vaccination

COVID VACCINE INFORMATION

All current information will be updated on this page.  Please read all information on this page before calling us.

Please call us if you want either the Covid Vax or Fluvax, we are having vaccination clinics on Tuesday / Thursday /  Saturday / Sunday

Currently we have stock of AstraZeneca. Its perfectly safe for people over 50 and we encourage all eligible patients to have the jab, so life can get back to normal sooner.

Patients are advised to check eligibility criteria and vaccine information ( below ).  People wanting the vaccine injection can then book for the vaccine clinic   OR if patients have questions they must book an appointment with the doctor before booking for the vaccination injection. This can be a telephone appointment.  Staff are not permitted to give medical advice.

Patients wanting both Fluvax and Covid Vaccine should note that the Covid vaccine is given first and then the Fluvax can be given later after 14 days  have elapsed, no sooner.

UPDATE FROM ATAGI:

People who have had the first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca without any serious adverse effects can be given the second dose, including adults under 50 years.

Thrombosis remains an extremely rare event among vaccine recipients. Experience in Europe has shown approximately 4 – 6 people in every one million people.

It is recommended to give preference for the use of the Pfizer vaccine in adults aged under 50 years.

The AstraZeneca vaccine can be used in adults aged under 50 where the benefits clearly outweigh the risk for that individual and the person has made an informed decision based on an understanding of the risks and benefits. If patient understands the risk and the pfizer vaccine is not available they have the option to choose the AstraZenca vaccine.

Under Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination program, priority population groups include:
– people 70 years of age or older;
– other health care workers;
– Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 55 years or older;
– people with an underlying medical condition , including people with a disability ( see eligibility checker below ); and
– critical and high risk workers.
 It is a further requirement that an eligible patient be a person aged 18 years or older who is eligible for Medicare.

Proof of eligibility
Patients will need to prove their eligibility to receive the
COVID-19 vaccine to receive the vaccine in Phase 1b.
Individuals  can use the COVID19 vaccine eligibility checker ( click the link ) to see if an individual is
eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine

Prior to having the Vaccine you should read this : Covid Vaccine Checklist

ASTRAZENECA  VACCINE INFORMATION

  1. You may experience side effects after vaccination. Common side effects reported after vaccination  in people aged 18 + include:

  • pain at the injection site

  • tiredness

  • headache

  • muscle pain

  • chills

  • joint pain

  • fever

If you experience side effects, you can take paracetamol to reduce these symptoms. These symptoms may include:

  • pain at the injection site

  • headache

  • muscle pain

  • joint pain

  • chills.

QUESTIONAIRRE PRIOR TO HAVING THE VACCINATION – inform our staff of:

Contraindications

Anaphylaxis to a previous dose of the vaccine being given

Anaphylaxis to a component of the vaccine being given ( see below )

Precautions

Acute illness, e.g. fever ≥38.5

Bleeding disorder or receipt of anticoagulant therapy

Suspected immediate generalised allergic reaction to a previous dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Generalised allergic reaction to any component of the COVID-19 vaccine to be administered

Prior anaphylaxis to other vaccines or to medications (injectable or oral) where polyethylene glycol or polysorbate 80 could conceivably be the cause

Special circumstances warranting discussion before vaccination

Pregnancy

Immunocompromise

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

if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19

if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, or

If you have had another vaccine, for example the influenza vaccination, in the 14 days

before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Please let us know as we may need to

reschedule your appointment.

AFTER VACCINATION

patients will need to wait 15 – 30 minutes prior to leaving, and notify of any adverse reaction.

All vaccinations will be recorded on the Australian Immunisation register and our clinical records.

COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca Ingredients:  contains the excipients histidine, histidine hydrochloride
monohydrate, sodium chloride, magnesium chloride hexahydrate, disodium edetate (EDTA),
sucrose, ethanol absolute, polysorbate 80 and water for injections.
COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca does not contain any preservatives and the vial stopper is not
made with natural rubber latex.