The free COVID-19 Vaccine is available.

We take bookings for age 12 years old and up. Please call us on 08 9935 9490 to book your appointments to get your first or second doses of the vaccine, and the booster shots.

We offer both the Pfizer vaccine and the Vaxzevria vaccine [formerly known as AstraZeneca].

 

Useful information on the COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccination – Weighing up the potential benefits against risk of harm from COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca

COVID-19 vaccination – Common questions (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine if you are not eligible for Medicare

Find out how to access a COVID-19 vaccination if you are not eligible for Medicare here.

If you don’t have a Medicare card, or are not eligible for Medicare, you can get your free vaccination at:

  • a Commonwealth Vaccination Clinic
  • state or territory vaccination clinic.

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

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

OCTOBER is Awareness Month for the following:

Date
Event
Details
October 1-31
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides people with the chance to focus on breast cancer and its impact. Share stories, speak to family members and get important information out to family, friends and colleagues.
October 1-31
Great Cycle Challenge Australia
Great Cycle Challenge encourages people of all ages and fitness levels to get on their bikes and ride to fight kids’ cancer.
October 1-31
Lupus Awareness Month
Lupus Awareness Month highlights the need for more awareness and financial support for lupus, which is a potentially fatal disease affecting nearly 6 million people across the world.
October 1-31
Ocsober
Ocsober is a fundraising initiative that encourages people to give up alcohol for the whole of October.
October 1-31
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Dyslexia Awareness Month raises awareness and helps teach people more about dyslexia with events like Light it Red for Dyslexia.
October 1
World Vegetarian Day
World Vegetarian Day, 1 October, kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month, helping make a difference by teaching others about the positives of vegetarianism.
October 4-10
Mental Health Week
Mental Health Week is an annual national awareness event held in October every year. The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the wider community, to increase community awareness and education about mental health issues and to encourage participation in life-enhancing lifestyles
October 4-11
National Amputee Awareness Week
The week raises awareness of amputees and people living with congenital limb differences throughout Australia.
October 10
World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day raises public awareness of mental health issues and promotes greater understanding of its effect on individuals and the wider community.
October 10-16
Bleeding Disorders Awareness Week
Bleeding Disorders Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about inherited bleeding disorders such as haemophilia and von Willebrand disease.
October 10-16
National Carers Week
National Carers Week is a time for all Australians to recognise and celebrate the important contributions that unpaid carers make to our communities. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness among our communities about carers and their caring roles.
October 11-17
National Nutrition Week
National Nutrition Week encourages Australians to make healthy food and lifestyle choices.
October 12
World Arthritis Day
World Arthritis Day brings arthritis sufferers together and gives them a voice to be heard.
October 12
Odd Socks Day
Odd Socks Day is a light-hearted way to remind people that we can all have an odd day. The day attempts to tackle the stigma around mental illness.
October 14
World Sight Day
World Sight Day raises public awareness on blindness and low vision, providing an opportunity to educate people more about the causes of blindness and preventative measures.
October 15
Wellness Walk & Festival
The walk raises awareness for mental illness and promotes the importance of community and togetherness by bringing people together from all backgrounds.
October 15
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day occurs every October. Parents and families across Australia have the opportunity to honour their babies who passed away from stillbirth, miscarriage or postnatal causes.
October 16
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day promotes greater awareness for DLD, which affects how a person thinks about, understands and uses language. A person with DLD is at high risk of incarceration and suicide. This important day looks at educating the public more about the condition.
October 18-24
National Week of Deaf People (NWDP)
Deaf Australia organises events through a week-long period in October, which focuses on celebrating the deaf community in Australia.
October 20
World Osteoporosis Day
World Osteoporosis Day takes place every year on October 20 and involves lots of campaigns by national osteoporosis patient societies from around the world.
October 21
Headspace Day
#headspaceday is about ensuring young people have access to mental health services no matter where they live in Australia.
October 24
World Polio Day
World Polio Day highlights the importance of the global eradication of polio.

NOVEMBER is Awareness Month for the following:

Date
Event
Details
November 1-30
Movember
Movember raises awareness of men’s health issues and is a fun way to raise money for a good cause.
November 1-30
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month helps raise awareness about lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in Australia. The month sees a range of community events and activities taking place to raise funds.
November 1
International Drug Users Day
International Drug Users Day aims to raise awareness and increase action to address the needs of people who use drugs.
November 8-14
Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week
Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Awareness Week was established by PANDA in 2005. Since then, PANDA has been helping raise awareness about perinatal anxiety and depression, including what to look for and where you can seek support.
November 18-24
Antibiotic Awareness Week
Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual, global event that discusses the significance of antibiotic resistance. The week encourages people to use antibiotics responsibly and only when necessary.
November 12
World Pneumonia Day
World Pneumonia Day raises awareness of pneumonia as a public health issue and works to stop preventable child deaths from pneumonia.
November 14
World Diabetes Day
World Diabetes Day takes place in more than 160 countries, making it the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign.
November 15-23
Alopecia Awareness Week
Alopecia Awareness Week raises both awareness and funds to provide wigs to children affected by alopecia.
November 17
World Prematurity Day
This day raises awareness of babies born prematurely.
November 18
World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day
More commonly known as chronic bronchitis or emphysema, WCOPDD raises awareness of the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

DECEMBER is Awareness Month for the following:

Date
Event
Details
December 1
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day is a globally recognised event that takes place on 1 December. The day raises awareness about the issues and concerns surrounding HIV and AIDS. It’s also a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to remember those who have died.
December 1-31
Decembeard
Decembeard Australia encourages men to grow a beard in December to raise awareness for bowel cancer. The disease affects 1 in 10 Aussie men making it Australia’s second biggest cancer killer.
December 3
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPwD) is celebrated every year in Australia on 3 December to acknowledge the incredible contribution people of all abilities make to the community.

Get checked. Visit your GP.