COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Doses

Most people need 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to get strong protection. If you are severely immunocompromised you need 3 doses. A booster maintains immunity from the virus that causes COVID-19.

As Australia moves into winter, an additional booster dose, or ‘winter booster dose’, is recommended for people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 who have already had their initial booster dose.

Winter doses 

You should get another COVID-19 vaccine dose, also referred to as a ‘winter booster dose’, if you have had your first booster dose 4 months ago and you are:

  • 65 years or older
  • a resident of an aged care or disability care facility
  • severely immunocompromised
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and aged 50 years and older.

Patients with diabetes, cancer and other chronic diseases will be eligible for a second COVID-19 booster dose from 30 May. ATAGI has extended its recommendations for a  ‘winter dose’ to cover patients aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions and those with disabilities who have complex health needs.

People who had COVID-19 after their first booster should wait at least 3 months before having a winter dose. For more information click here.

Staying up to date

To be considered up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, you must have completed all the doses recommended for your age and health status.

Find out about how to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.

Stirling Central Health Clinic is offering COVID Vaccination Clinics on a regular basis.

Book your appointment here or by phoning the clinic on 8370 9777.

When you have an appointment for your vaccination, please complete the Patient Consent Form. Bring this with you to the appointment.

Please note that you can have both the Flu Vaccination and COVID Booster on the same day.

Stirling Central Health Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible patients who fit the eligibility criteria. To check whether you are eligible for a vaccination use the eligibility calculator click here

New! – Update on COVID Vaccinations

AstraZeneca Vaccines

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has reviewed their advice on the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. They recommend that Pfizer as the preferred vaccine for people aged under 60 years.

This doesn’t change who is currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine but it means the Pfizer vaccine is now the preferred vaccine for people under 60.

To check when you will be eligible for vaccination use the eligibility calculator click here

For Frequently asked Questions, go to

https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/06/covid-19-vaccination-atagi-advice-on-the-covid-19-astrazeneca-vaccine-faqs.pdf

Call Stirling Central Health Clinic on 08 8370 9777 to book your AstraZeneca Vaccine.

Pfizer Vaccines

Stirling Central Health Clinic is now offering the Pfizer vaccine.

Follow the link to find out more about what to expect after your Pfizer Vaccination: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-after-your-pfizer-comirnaty-vaccine

Book your Pfizer Vaccine online now by following the link

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 your Astrazeneca Vaccine or Pfizer Vaccine, 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 Astra Zenica Vaccine click here

For further information on the Pfizer 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