COVID-19 Vaccination

Cammeray Medical Practice is currently offering both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca Vaccine to patients with Medicare. If you do not have Medicare please see here for further information. 

Cammeray Medical Practice is experiencing a high volume of phone calls from patients interested in receiving the vaccine. Please use online bookings and refrain from calling the practice.

New Patients: It is preferable that new patients obtain a 'general health summary' prior to their vaccination and bring the 'health summary' with them to their vaccine appointment.

Pfizer

Bookings for the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine can be made online by clicking on the link below. Booking availability is dependent on the quantity and frequency of Pfizer vaccines delivered. Please note, your 2nd dose will be booked at the time your 1st dose has been administered by staff.

 

Bookings for vaccination appointments for the week starting Monday 27th September will become available from 8am Sunday 19th September. 
 

Please click here to book an appointment. 

AstraZeneca

Bookings for the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine can be made online by clicking on the link below.

Please note, this is a vaccine clinic run by Nurses. If you need to discuss vaccine pros and cons, you will need to book an appointment with the Doctor prior to booking into the vaccine clinic. 

Your 2nd dose will be booked once your 1st dose has been administered. If you would like to change the date of your second dose of AstraZeneca, please call the practice to do this, all other bookings are to be made online. 

Please click here to book an appointment. 

Proof of Vaccine Eligibility

To check if you are currently eligible, please visit the Australian Government's Vaccine Eligibility Checker

Covid-19 vaccination FAQ’s

 

Is the vaccine compulsory?
No, it is not. Coivd 19 vaccines are free and voluntary for all Australians and can be obtained at one of our Covid 19 vaccination clinics. If you do not have a Medicare card, you will need to attend a GP Respiratory Clinic or one of the government vaccine hubs.

 

Should I have the vaccine?
It is important that you know whether you want to have the vaccine before you book in to our vaccination clinic. If you have concerns about the vaccine, please speak to your GP so you are able to make an informed decision.

PLEASE NOTE – Our vaccination clinics are planned to maximise patient throughput, so the appointment at the clinic is to get the vaccine only. There will not be the opportunity to discuss any other medical issues.

 

How many doses do I need?

You will need 2 doses. A delay can affect the vaccines efficacy and make it less protective. You should get the second dose even if you have side effects after the first shot, unless your doctor tells you not to get the second injection. 

If you miss your second dose, this means you are not protected against the effects of COVID-19 if you become exposed.

 

How will my vaccine be recorded?
Both doses of your COVID-19 vaccine will be recorded in the Australian Immunisation Register. Patients can access their personal immunisation record via:

·         your MyGov account

·         your Medicare account

·         your My Health Record

What are the vaccine side effects?
You will need to remain in the practice for at least 15 minutes of observation to check you do not have a reaction to the vaccine. If you are considered to be to be a “high risk patient” you may be asked to stay for 30 minutes.

The COVID-19 vaccine will not give you a COVID-19 infection. Common side effects from the vaccine can include:

·         Tender area at the injection site including redness

·         Feeling tired

·         Headache

·         Muscle aches

·         Fever

 

Side effects should subside over a few days and should be quite mild. You can take paracetamol or ibuprofen to help with side effects like pain, headache or fever. You should seek urgent medical assistance (e.g. by calling 000) if you think you are having a severe allergic reaction, such as if you are experiencing difficulty breathing, hives, lip swelling or feeling faint. If you have any side effects you are concerned about, please call the Practice for advice. You can report potential side effects after vaccination to NPS MedicineWise on 1300 134 237 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm), or directly to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Cammeray Medical Practice can also make the report for you if you wish. This will help the TGA collect information about adverse effects that occur after COVID-19 vaccination and detect any possible unexpected safety signals.

 

You can check your symptoms using the following link:
https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/covid-19-vaccine-side-effect-checker

 

Further resources
https://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/cmi-approved-covid19-vaccine-az.pdf
https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/covid-19-vaccination