Carn-Brae Clinic is pleased to announce that we have been selected by the Australian Government to supply the COVID 19 Vaccines.

We are currently providing both PFIZER and ASTRAZENECA COVID-19 vaccines.

We will not be receiving the MODERNA vaccine, as per government guidelines it is only being administered by Pharmacies network.

This can only end if we fight together do your part and get vaccinated 

We support the plan that vaccination is the key to managing this pandemic and are keen to play our role.  We are currently providing vaccines during dedicated vaccination clinics.

We have recently received an increased allocation of PFIZER vaccines and we are urging anyone who has booked an appointment for December to please contact us and bring this forward.  Please do not wait this long to get vaccinated.

It was also announced on the 8th of October that a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for those who are severely immunocompromised or taking particular immunotherapies.

The third dose is preferably Pfizer and is to be given 2 – 6 months after the second dose. If this applies to you, we encourage you phone us on 03 5332 1501 to arrange an appointment with one of our Doctors to discuss this in more detail and where appropriate receive your third dose, you can read more about the third dose criteria here.

The third dose criteria is very strict and unfortunately there are no exceptions. On the 28th of October, the Government announced that from the 8th of November 2021 everyone aged 18 years and over can book for their COVID-vaccine booster

The current recommended booster is Pfizer (even if your first and second doses were AstraZeneca) and it must be at least six months after your second dose. If we did not provide you with your second dose, you must bring to your appointment a copy of your COVID vaccination certificate or have a My Health Record our practitioners can access.  This is to ensure the booster is not given too early.

You can book your booster by calling us. 03 5332 1501

If you have not completed your primary course of COVID-19 vaccines you can still book for this and we urge you to do so as soon as possible.

Questions & Answers

1Who Is Eligible for COVID Vaccination?

All patients over the age of 18 are now eligible for vaccination with the AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine.

From Monday 30th August, all patients over the age of 16 will be eligible for vaccination with the Pfizer COVID Vaccine.

2Can I Book an Appointment Now for the COVID 19 Vaccine

YES! You can book an appointment by calling us for your COVID-19 (AstraZeneca or Pfizer) vaccine.

3How Many Doses Are Needed and When?

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine is administered as two doses delivered 12 weeks apart.

The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine is administered as two doses delivered 3-6 weeks apart. And third dose after 6 months from your second dose.

4How Long Do I Need To Wait Between The Flu and COVID Vaccines?

The Australian Government has recommended a gap of ONE WEEK between the flu and COVID vaccines. It does not matter which vaccine is given first.

5How Much Does It Cost?

The COVID 19 Vaccine is provided and administered at NO COST to all eligible Medicare Card holders.

6Is The COVID 19 Vaccine Safe?

Before your vacation booking: Please note there should be at least one week between your COVID vaccine and the flu vaccine (or any other vaccine). Also please note that is you do not have a Medicare card, you are unable to be vaccinated at a General Practice. 

You can call the COVID hotline on 1800 675 398 who will advise which Vaccination Hub you can attend. While you are waiting to receive your vaccine, please ensure you stay safe by:

    • wearing a mask where required
    • practising good hygiene
    • maintaining physical distance
    • staying home if you are sick and get tested

Also, please DO NOT ATTEND any vaccination clinic if you are unwell, have had contact with a COVID case or have attended a COVID exposure site. Please call to cancel your appointment and re-book. If you have any symptoms, please get tested and stay home while awaiting the result.

Feel free to contact us on 03 5332 1501 if you have any queries at all about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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