Myaree Medical Centre has been approved to be a Covid-19 vaccination provider and we are currently running Covid-19 vaccination clinics on Fridays.
We are being supplied with the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, which requires 2 doses, 12 weeks’ apart, and is available to anybody with a Medicare card who is 50 years or older.
Given the demand for the vaccine, appointments at our vaccine clinics will be short, and there will be no time for detailed discussion or any other issue to be discussed, if you are unsure please make an appointment with your regular GP to discuss any concerns prior to booking into the vaccine clinic.
Booking your appointment
You can book your appointment online, via the HotDoc App. (select Covid-19 Vaccination clinic) or the medical centre website, by telephone or at reception.
Appointments are released in line with our Covid-19 vaccine supply. If there are no appointments available, please check online or call the surgery.
Appointments for the 2nd dose of the Covid-19 vaccine are available as above and can also be made at the time of your first dose.
Appointments are in high demand so please contact the centre if you need to cancel or re-schedule.
On the day of your appointment
Covid-19 Vaccine clinics are specifically for the purpose of Covid-19 vaccination and matters not related to the Covid-19 vaccine will not be addressed during your appointment.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out the Covid-19 Patient Consent form, and if you’re a new patient a New Patient Consent form as well, if you haven’t already done them online.
A doctor will review your suitability for the vaccine, and when your consent has been obtained the vaccine will be administered by the nurse. You will need to remain in the practice for at least 15 minutes after the vaccine being administered just in case any adverse effects develop.
Possible side effects from the AstraZeneca product information sheet:
Very Common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
– tenderness, pain, warmth, redness, itching, swelling or bruising where the injection is given
– generally feeling unwell
– feeling tired (fatigue)
– chills or feeling feverish
– feeling sick (nausea)
– joint pain or muscle ache
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
– a lump at the injection site
– being sick (vomiting)
– flu-like symptoms, such as high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, cough and chills
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
– feeling dizzy
– decreased appetite
– abdominal pain
– enlarged lymph nodes
– excessive sweating, itchy skin or rash
In clinical trials there were very rare reports of events associated with inflammation of the nervous system, which may cause numbness, pins and needles, and/or loss of feeling. However, it is not confirmed whether these events were due to the vaccine.
If you have a severe or unusual side effect it is important that this is reported to the TGA – you can either ask your GP to do this or report it directly yourself at https://www.tga.gov.au/reporting-suspected-side-effects-associated-covid-19-vaccine
For further information on the Covid-19 vaccines go to: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines.