Stirling Central Health Clinic is now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible patients who fit the following criteria.
Phase 1b priority population groups include:
- people 70 years of age or older;
- health care workers;
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults over 55 years;
- younger people with an underlying medical condition, including people with a disability; and
- critical and high – risk workers, including Australian Government officials about to be deployed overseas on official government business.
At the same time, those people from Phase 1a who have not been vaccinated as yet, can also receive a vaccine. These population groups are:
- quarantine and border workers;
- frontline health care workers;
- aged care and disability residents; and
- aged care and disability staff.
COVID Vaccinations for Over 50’s
States and territories will begin vaccinating people in Phase 2a in May starting with all adults 50 years and over.
- From 3 May 2021, people 50 years and over can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at General Practice Respiratory Clinics and state and territory vaccination clinics.
- From 17 May 2021, people 50 years and over can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at Stirling Central Health Clinic.
For further information go to: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/getting-vaccinated-for-covid-19/when-will-i-get-a-covid-19-vaccine
To check when you will be eligible for vaccination use the eligibility calculator click here:
Booking Your Appointment
COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary and free. Please phone the Clinic on 8370 9777 for bookings and further information.
Preparing for your vaccination
While you wait for your appointment, there are some things you can do now to get ready.
When you have an appointment for a vaccination, please complete the Patient Consent Form
Please bring the Consent Form with you to the appointment. Your second appointment will be booked after your first vaccination.
For further information on the Vaccine, click here
Decision Guide for People with Immunocompromise
A guide is available for people with weakened immune system (immunocompromise), who are considering a COVID-19 vaccine. The guide can help you decide if vaccination is the right choice for you. To read the guide click here.
Decision Guide for Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a pregnancy
This decision aid to COVID-19 vaccination is for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy. To read the aid click here.
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 are in quarantine.
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 your vaccination
As with any vaccine, you may have some side effects after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. For further information, click here
For general advice about the vaccination click here