Preparing for your COVID-19 Vaccination
- Confirm your eligibility here
- Please book your dose 1 and dose 2 vaccine online via online prevent our phone lines from becoming congested – Book Here
- Patients MUST complete New Patient Form (if required) and COVID-19 consent form before their appointment.
New patients, please note:
- We will only be accepting new patients for COVID-19 vaccination by booking online.
- Stay up to date on the government website here
- Ensure your details are up to date – name, DOB, Medicare card, contact details
- If you do not have a valid Medicare card, please contact a vaccination hub
- Please be respectful of our staff when calling for information or bookings
- Do not book a COVID-19 vaccination within 7 days of any other vaccination (eg. flu vaccine)
Types of Vaccines
- Providence Medical Group currently provides vaccination the Pfizer and Astra Zeneca brand vaccine for COVID-19.
- Pfizer brand vaccine is the preferred vaccine for patients aged 12-59 years
- Confirm your eligibility here
- 60+ requiring Pfizer brand vaccine. There are very few exceptions permitted by the government. Accepted reasons for Pfizer vaccination in patients 60+ include a history of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, idiopathic splanchnic vein thrombosis, antiphospholipid syndrome with thrombosis, and anaphylaxis to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine or its ingredients
Forms required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination
Patient Registration Form – to download a copy (if not a regular patient of our clinic – this is supplied to you when making your appointment online via HOTDOC) Book Here
COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form – CLICK HERE to download a copy (Supplied when booking on HOTDOC)
On the day of vaccination
- Do not attend the clinic if you are unwell.
- Where possible, only those receiving the vaccine should attend
- Wear clothing with easy access to your upper arm
- Make sure your paperwork has been completed If our paperwork is not completed prior to your appointment, you may be asked to rebook your appointment.
- Do not arrive early
- Expect to wait 15-30 minutes after the vaccine
After the vaccine
- Side effects are common but mild and short-lived.
- See here for more information after Pfizer brand vaccine.
Who should not have a vaccine at this time?
- Patients under 12 years of age
- Patients who are unwell with a fever >38.5 degrees
- Patients with a recent history of pericarditis, myocarditis, endocarditis, acute rheumatic fever, dilated cardiomyopathy if under 30 years old, complex congenital heart disease, acute heart failure, cardiac transplant need a further assessment before Pfizer brand vaccine. These patients must consult their cardiologist about the timing of Pfizer vaccination
Who can have the vaccine?
- All patients who meet the government eligibility
- Patients with a history of anaphylaxis – but you will have to wait 30 minutes post-vaccination
- Patients who are immunocompromised
- Patients with complex medical issues including cancer
- Patients with a history of deep venous thrombosis, stroke, pulmonary embolus, and most common “clots”.