COVID-19 Vaccination

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COVID-19 Vaccination

Updated 19/12/2023

 

Vaccine Dose Recommendations:
Click here for recommendations on the number of COVID-19 vaccines/boosters you should receive

 

(A) PFIZER VACCINE (“Comirnaty”) – Adult/Adolescent

** Please note that the updated Pfizer Bivalent (XBB.1.5) vaccine is now available.

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 (5-11 years age)

** PAEDIATRIC PFIZER (1st and 2nd doses) vaccination is available for children 5-11 years age (Monovalent Omicron XBB.1.5)

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

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, takes 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).

The Pfizer 6 months to 4 years vaccine requires 3 primary doses (each containing 3mcg of mRNA). ATAGI recommends an interval of 8 weeks between each dose. 

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

 

(D) MODERNA VACCINE (“Spikevax”)

The updated Moderna XBB.1.5 vaccine is now available.

Information on the updated Moderna XBB.1.5 vaccine is available by clicking here

 

(E) NOVAVAX VACCINE (“Nuvaxovid”)

** Novavax vaccine is available for adults aged 12 years and older, for 1st and 2nd doses, to be administered 8 weeks apart.

Novavax can also be used as a booster dose in people aged 18 years and older (even though mRNA vaccines – Pfizer or Moderna – are preferred as COVID-19 booster doses).

Information on the Novavax vaccine is available by clicking here

 

(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.