The free COVID-19 Vaccine is available from Tuesday, 30th March 2021.

To find out when you are eligible to receive the vaccine, visit and complete the Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker. This will tell you which phase of the rollout you are in.

Booking your COVID-19 vaccination appointment

When it is your turn to get vaccinated, you can call us on 08 9935 9490 to book your appointments to get your first and second doses of the vaccine. You can also book your appointment online by clicking here.

Make sure you book an appointment for your first and second doses of the vaccine. Please call us if you need to confirm what the timing should be between the appointments.

 

 

Getting ready for your appointment

Please do not come to your vaccination appointment:

  • if you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
  • if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19
  • if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, or
  • if you are in quarantine.

If you have had another vaccine in the 14 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.

If you cannot make it to your vaccination appointment, please contact us to arrange a new appointment.

You can also read this patient factsheet developed by the Australian Government Department of Health: Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccination

Preparing for your vaccination

Before your vaccination appointment, you should make sure your details are up to date with Medicare.

If you don’t have your account set up, you can:

Post Vaccination

After receiving any vaccine, you may experience minor side effects. Most side effects are mild and last no more than a few days.

Common reactions to COVID-19 vaccinations include:

  • a sore arm
  • headache
  • low level fever
  • muscle pain
  • chills
  • tiredness, or
  • joint pain.

You can use the COVID-19 vaccine side effects symptom checker if you have concerns about any symptoms after your vaccine. The checker is also available through the National Coronavirus Helpline, 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day.

AusVaxSafety monitoring vaccine safety of COVID-19 vaccines

In partnership with the Australian state and territory health departments, AusVaxSafety is following up people who receive a COVID-19 vaccine by sending them an SMS or email with a short survey that asks if they experienced any adverse event following vaccination.

You will receive a message on Day 3, Day 8 and Day 42 following vaccination (Day of vaccination is counted as Day 0). You will receive 3 surveys asking about different time frames. These surveys give you the opportunity to report any adverse events you have after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your survey responses, your state/territory health department or immunisation provider may call you to collect more details.

To check updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) click on this link: Updates on Coronavirus-COVID19

Patient COVID-19 Triage Hotline please call 1800 020 080. For more info, please click this link: www.health.gov.au

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NOW OPEN from 8.30am to 12noon Monday to Friday. For enquiries please phone 9964 3317.

Allied Health Professionals

We are happy to announce that we also offer the following specialist services:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Clinical Labs – on-site pathology

Physiotherapist

Brianna Tonkin and Emily-Jayne Warr

  • Consultations/sessions available.
  • Clinic days are every 2nd and 4th Tuesday afternoon of each month

Podiatrist

Alasdair Evans and Anna Kosch

  • Consultations/sessions available.
  • Clinic days are every 2nd and 4th Wednesday morning of each month

JUNE is Awareness Month for the following:

Date
Event
Details
June 1-30
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Bowel cancer is a common diagnosis in Australia. It is potentially one of the most preventable cancers through the early detection of abnormalities from screening.
June 1-30
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that infects people of all ages and is the leading preventable viral cause of developmental disabilities. CMV Month raises awareness of CMV in an attempt to improve lives and teach people about the virus.
June 1-7
Orthoptic Awareness Week
Orthoptic Awareness Week is held each year by the Orthoptic Association of Australia and helps promote the importance of taking care of your eyes with regular eye examinations.
June 1-7
Haemochromatosis Awareness Week
Haemochromatosis Awareness Week raises awareness of haemochromatosis, or inherited iron overload disorder, by teaching communities more about the condition.
June 7-13
Heart Rhythm Week
Arrhythmias are responsible for between 23,000 and 33,000 sudden cardiac arrest deaths each year. Many of these deaths could be avoided with greater public awareness of their risks and symptoms, which is where Heart Rhythm week looks to make a difference.
June 13-19
World Allergy Week
World Allergy Week raises awareness of the impact of allergies with a campaign that supports and funds research into allergies. You can participate by wearing a spot of red in your home, school or workplace.
June 14
World Blood Donor Day
World Blood Donor Day aims to remind us all about the importance of blood donations and how much more blood is needed to help all those who need it.
June 14-20
International Men’s Health Week
International Men’s Health Week promotes awareness of the importance of good health in men, boys and their families.
June 16
Red Apple Day
By purchasing the red apple pin, Australians can help awareness for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
June 19
World Sickle Cell Day
Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder where abnormal haemoglobin is produced. World Sickle Cell Day was established to raise awareness of the disease to improve treatment and help find a cure.
June 21
International Day of Yoga
The word “yoga” comes from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite. International Day of Yoga promotes the importance of the union between the body and consciousness to help us all lead a healthier life.
June 23-27
Infant Mental Health Awareness Week
Infant Mental Health Awareness Week encourages government, industry and consumers to look at the needs of babies and toddlers and to invest in the essential services that support children in their earliest years.
June 29
World Scleroderma Day
Scleroderma is a chronic connective tissue disease. World Scleroderma Day highlights the brave people living with this disease to demand equal treatment and care for people with scleroderma.

JULY is Awareness Month for the following:

Date
Event
Details
July 1-31
Dry July
Dry July is a not-for-profit organisation aimed at improving the lives of adults living with cancer. Giving up alcohol for the month of July is a good way to raise awareness of individual drinking habits and the importance of a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle.
July 14-20
National Diabetes Week
1.1 million Australians live with diabetes. National Diabetes Week is a fundraising event that helps to raise awareness and work towards prevention.
July 15-21
National Wound Awareness Week
Around 300,000 Australians suffer lower leg ulcers that require regular care. The Australian Wound Management Association works with nurses, doctors and health members to bring about better care for all sufferers, most of whom are elderly.
July 22-28
National Pain Week
National Pain Week aims to contribute to the de-stigmatisation of the experience of chronic pain.
July 26
Crazy Hair Day
Crazy Hair Day is a day where you go crazy with your hair. This annual fundraising event is organised by Cystic Fibrosis Victoria (CFV) and is a fun way to engage schools, raise awareness and celebrate the start of the new term.
July 28 – August 4
DonateLife Week
This week-long event aims to promote the critical importance of organ and tissue donation.
July 28
World Hepatitis Day
With lots of local events, World Hepatitis Day aims to raise awareness of hepatitis in Australia and worldwide.
July 30
Gastroschisis Awareness Day
Gastroschisis is a birth defect that causes the intestines to protrude from a hole in the abdomen. There is still a 10% mortality rate due to complications or related defects and infections. The condition affects 1 out of every 2,229 babies according to the CDC. Gastroschisis Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of the issue and find solutions.

AUGUST is Awareness Month for the following:

Date
Event
Details
August 1-7
World Breastfeeding Week
An annual event every first week in August, aiming to highlight the benefits that breastfeeding can bring.
August 1-7
National EOS Awareness Week
National EOS Awareness Week is a full week that helps raise awareness for eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders in Australia.
August 1-31
We’ll Make a Change
Through a series of events, business leaders help raise money to support the vital work of CPL and create new opportunities for Queenslanders living with a disability.
August 1-31
MS Readathon – One month challenge
The MS Readathon is a reading-based fundraiser run by Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MSA). It encourages people of all ages to read and improve their literacy while raising community awareness of those living with MS.
August 2
Jeans for Genes Day
Jeans for Genes Day is a huge fundraising event for the Children’s Medical Research Institute. The day aims to work towards reducing the number of children born with genetic illnesses.
August 2-8
Dental Health Week
Everyone is encouraged to visit their dentist or find a new one during this yearly event.
August 4-10
OCD and Anxiety Disorders Week
Anxiety Disorders Week is an awareness week dedicated to OCD and anxiety disorder sufferers.
August 8
Dying to Know Day
Dying To Know Day is an annual day dedicated to creating conversations about death, dying and bereavement.
August 13
Red Nose Day
Red Nose Day is the major fundraiser for Red Nose. The funds raised go towards saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood.
August 14-21
Kidney Kar Rally
The Kidney Kar Rally is Kidney Health Australia’s longest-running event. Programs are designed to give children with kidney disease the opportunity to socialise and make long-term friends.
August 20-26
Healthy Bones Action Week
Australians will come together to raise awareness about the importance of healthy bones. The event will run over six days.
August 20
World Mosquito Day
World Mosquito Day commemorates British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’s 1897 discovery of the link between female mosquitoes and malaria.
August 25-31
Speech Pathology Week
Speech Pathology Week raises awareness about swallowing disorders as well as the work of speech pathologists.
August 23
Daffodil Day
Daffodil Day is a well-known fundraising event in Cancer Council’s calendar and helps support all Australians affected by cancer.
August 27
Tracky Dack Day
On the last Friday in August, you can wear tracksuit pants – “trackies” – to help raise funds for sick kids.
August 30 – September 5
National Stroke Week
Strokes are Australia’s second single greatest killer, with over 60,000 strokes occurring each year. National Stroke Week encourages the community to get involved, raise money and support the national campaign.
August 31
International Overdose Awareness Day
The day commemorates those lost to overdoses and the families affected. It also raises awareness about overdosing and looks at what preventative measures can be taken.

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