Vaccination for COVID-19
We are pleased to advise that we are now offering Pfizer vaccines for protection against COVID-19.
The Pfizer vaccine is currently available for those 12 and over, This vaccine is extremely effective at preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out to people in phases.
To find out if you are eligible to receive the vaccine now, visit health.gov.au/eligibility- checker and answer the questions to check if you can get a COVID-19 vaccination now. If you are not yet eligible, you will be able to register your interest so you can be notified when you are able to book an appointment.
Booking your COVID-19 vaccination appointment
COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary and free. When it is your turn to get vaccinated, you can make a booking by completing the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder: health.gov.au/eligibility-checker
Alternatively, you can call us on (02) 9660 7208 to book your appointments to get your first or second doses of the vaccine.
Please do not come to your vaccination appointment:
if you are feeling unwell with fever, have a cough or 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
if you are in isolation or quarantine.
If you have had another vaccine, for example the flu vaccination, in the seven days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.
When should I have my second vaccine?
For Astra Zeneca vaccines, the current advice is to have the two doses between 4-6 weeks apart. (Updated 26 August 2021)
However the vaccine has been shown to have a stronger and longer lasting protection against COVID-19 when given at 12 weeks rather than earlier. However in view of the outbreak in NSW, ATAGI has now recommended to get the second dose from 4-6 weeks. For more information on what to expect after your Astra Zeneca vaccine, please click here.
If you receive Comirnaty (Pfizer) your second dose should be at least three weeks after the first. The second dose is likely to prolong the duration of protection against COVID-19. For more information on what to expect after your Pfizer vaccine, please click here.
How to get proof of your Covid-19 vaccinations
You can get a COVID-19 digital certificate or your immunisation history statement to show proof of your vaccinations. How you get proof depends on your situation.
Click here for details.
When should I get a booster vaccination?
ATAGI have announced eligibility criteria to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine. Annandale Family Doctors are committed to ensuring our patients have access to this.
Who is currently eligible?
Patients who are 18 years and older and who have received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 5 months ago.
Severely immunocompromised patients who have received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months ago.
What does severely immunocompromised mean?
Patients with the following immunocompromising conditions:
Recipients of a solid organ transplant with immunosuppresive therapy.
Patients currently taking immunosuppressive medications
Stem-cell transplant recipients
Long term renal dialysis
For more details on boosters click here