COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Preparing for your COVID-19 vaccination

 

 

Bookings

We have thousands of patients who want to get a COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and our community. There are several things you can do to assist the bookings for our vaccination clinics

  • Confirm your eligibility here
  • Please book your dose 1 and dose 2 vaccine online via HOTDOC to prevent our phone lines becoming congested
  • New patients please note: We will only be accepting new patients for COVID-19 vaccination by booking online at HOTDOC
  • Stay up to date on the government website here
  • Check for updates on our website here or on our facebook page
  • Ensure your details are up to date – name, DOB, medicare card, contact details
  • Please be respectful of our staff when calling for information or bookings
  • Do not book a COVID-19 vaccination within 2 weeks of any other vaccination (eg. flu vaccine)

 

 

Forms required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination

  1. Patient Registration Form – CLICK HERE to download a copy (if not a regular patient of our clinic – this is supplied to you when making your appointment online via HOTDOC)
  2. COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form – CLICK HERE to download a copy (Supplied when booking on HOTDOC)
  3. Any person eligible under the age of 40 will need to complete an Eligibility Declaration Form – CLICK HERE to download a copy

 

 

What can patients do

  • Do not book a vaccine until you know enough to proceed.
  • Stay up to date on the government website here
  • If you need to discuss your specific health needs in relation to the COVID-19 vaccination book a regular consultation with your usual GP
  • Please be respectful of our staff when calling for information or bookings
  • Ensure your details are up to date – name, DOB, medicare card, contact details
  • Bring photo ID to your appointment
  • Confirm your eligibility here
  • If you have already had a dose of COVID-19 vaccination, please bring evidence of immunisation to your appointment

 

 

On the day of vaccination

  • If you are unwell or cannot attend on the day, please call us to let us know and reschedule so no vaccine goes wasted
  • 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 online
  • Bring photo ID and declaration if required
  • Do not arrive early
  • Expect to wait 15-30 minutes after the vaccine

 

 

Where is the vaccination clinic?

  • In the arcade leading to Nelson Plaza Clinic on the left-hand side before the lift (29 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay)
  • We recommend street parking if possible

 

 

When will the vaccination clinics be scheduled?

 

 

After the vaccine

  • Side effects are common but mild and short lived.
  • See here for more information after Astrazeneca brand vaccine.
  • See here for more information after Pfizer brand vaccine.

 

 

Who should not have a vaccine at this time?

  • Patients under 17 years of age
  • Anaphylaxis to previous COVID-19 vaccination or ingredients of vaccine
  • Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding (may discuss with their GP)
  • Patients who are unwell with a fever >38.5 degrees
  • Patients with a history of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, heparin induced thrombocytopenia, idiopathic splanchnic vein thrombosis or antiphospholipid syndrome with thrombosis should receive Pfizer brand vaccine.

 

 

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”.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ

Am I Eligible?

More Information

I need more specific information about COVID-19 vaccination and my personal health

Please book an appointment to speak to your regular GP to get the best advice for your situation