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”.