COVID-19 Vaccination

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COVID-19 Vaccination

Updated 17/05/2024

 

VACCINE DOSE RECOMMENDATIONS (2024):

 

PRIMARY COURSE:

 

BOOSTER DOSES:

 

(A) PFIZER VACCINE (“Comirnaty”)

(XBB.1.5) – Adult/Adolescent

mRNA vaccines (eg. Pfizer) are the recommended Booster vaccines for all adults (including  those who had AstraZeneca for the 1st and 2nd doses), unless it is medically contraindicated.

Bookings are available ONLINE (you must have a valid Medicare card).

Information on the updated Pfizer XBB.1.5 (adult/adolescent) vaccine is available by clicking here

 

(B) PAEDIATRIC PFIZER (XBB.1.5) – (5-11 years age)

Bookings are available ONLINE (you must have a valid Medicare card).

For children with severe immunocompromise: Children who turn 12 yrs age after Paediatric dose 1 but before dose 2 will receive the  Adolescent/Adult dose for dose 2. Please book the 2nd dose online as the Pfizer 12yrs+ vaccine.

Information on the updated PAEDIATRIC Pfizer (5-11yrs) vaccine is available by clicking here

 

(C) PFIZER 6months – 4 years age

*** Pfizer 6month-4yr vaccine is available by PRIOR REQUEST ONLY (needs to be ordered from the COVID Vaccine Operations Centre which takes approx. 3 weeks)

ATAGI recommends the Pfizer 6 month to 4 years COVID-19 vaccine as a primary course of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 for children aged 6 months to 4 years with severe immunocompromise, complex or multiple health conditions, or disability with significant or complex health needs.

This includes children with the following or similar conditions:

  • Severe primary or secondary immunodeficiency, including those undergoing treatment for cancer, or on immunosuppressive treatments as listed in the ATAGI advice on 3rd primary doses of COVID-19 vaccine in individuals who are severely immunocompromised;
  • Bone marrow or stem cell transplant, or chimeric antigen T-cell (CAR-T) therapy recipients; 
  • Complex congenital cardiac disease;
  • Structural airway anomalies or chronic lung disease;
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus;
  • Chronic neurological or neuromuscular conditions; or
  • A disability with significant or complex health needs, such as severe cerebral palsy or Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21).

Information on the Pfizer 6mth-4yr vaccine is available by clicking here

 

(D) MODERNA VACCINE (“Spikevax”)

Moderna Spikevax vaccine is no longer available

 

(E) NOVAVAX VACCINE (“Nuvaxovid”)

Novavax vaccine is no longer available

 

(F) OTHER INFORMATION

You must complete the vaccine CONSENT FORM prior to your first vaccination. This can be done during the online booking process.

Please note, we are only able to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for patients with a valid Medicare card.

If you do NOT have a valid Medicare card, you must attend a Government Vaccination Centre.

COVID-19 vaccinations can be co-administered with other vaccinations (incl. Flu vax).

 

(G) RESOURCES

Please see the following resources for more information about the vaccine:

If you still have further questions about the vaccine, please talk to your usual doctor prior to booking in for the vaccination clinic. Once you are ready to proceed, you are welcome to make an appointment.