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

MARCH is Awareness Month for the following:

Date
Event
Details
March 1-31
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
You can wear purple in support of National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Throughout the month, there are lots of community activities, media campaigns and events going on to help spread awareness, including Purple Day on 26 March.
March 1-10
The Bloody Long Walk
The Bloody Long Walk is a 35km walking challenge in Melbourne that raises money to find a cure for mitochondrial disease (mito).
March 1-7
This annual event helps bring hearing impairments to the attention of local communities.
March 5
March into Yellow
The March into Yellow challenge raises the profile and awareness of endometriosis, a common and often debilitating disease that affects 1 in 10 Australian women. The event encourages people to wear yellow and raise money to support finding a cure and to support women suffering from the disease.
March 7-13
World Glaucoma Week
World Glaucoma Week builds awareness of the leading cause of irreversible blindness. The week raises funds to advance research on glaucoma.
March 9
The National Network of Women Living with HIV Day was started in 2016 to help highlight and bring attention to women suffering from the disease.
March 10-14
World’s Greatest Shave
Every hour someone in Australia is diagnosed with a blood disorder disease, and every second hour, someone dies from the disease. The World’s Greatest Shave has raised over $120 million since 1998. The money raised goes to support individuals and their families living with lymphoma, myeloma or leukaemia and helps support blood cancer research.
March 11
This global awareness campaign focuses its attention on raising awareness for chronic kidney disease, helping people learn more about how to prevent and treat the disease.
March 13-20
This annual event raises awareness of how to spot the symptoms of coeliac disease. It also provides insight into diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
March 21-28
Multiple Birth Awareness Week
Multiple Birth Awareness Week celebrates families raising twins, triplets and beyond. It also looks at the challenges that come with raising young children.
March 21
World Down Syndrome Day
Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement and has always been a part of the human condition. World Down Syndrome Day helps raise awareness of how important access to health care, intervention programs and inclusive education is to the wellbeing of someone with Down syndrome.
March 24
World Tuberculosis Day
World Tuberculosis Day is about educating and making people aware of how common tuberculosis is and how it is responsible for the deaths of several million people every year. The day also raises funds to help eliminate tuberculosis as a public health issue in developing countries.
March 25
FND Australia Awareness Day
Functional neurological disorder (FND) is a neurological disorder affecting motor, movement and sensory functions of the body. It is the second most common reason for referral to neurology departments worldwide. Despite the prevalence of FND, awareness and understanding of the condition remains limited across the globe. FND Australia Support Services Inc is a non-profit charity registered with the ACNC. From the UK to Australia, FND support services aim to unite voices across oceans and borders in raising #Voices4FND.

APRIL is Awareness Month for the following:

Date
Event
Details
April 2
Go Blue for Autism
World Autism Awareness Day promotes autism awareness by encouraging everyone to don blue.
April 7
This event marks the establishment of the World Health Organisation. Each year, World Health Day rallies behind a specific health issue in order to raise awareness of the health issue.
April 11
World Parkinson’s Day
World Parkinson’s Day raises funds and awareness to help look for a cure. Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive neurological condition that has a serious impact on an ageing population, with 25 Australians diagnosed every day. Around 80,000 Australians currently live with the condition.
April 13
Undiagnosed Children’s Awareness Day
Approximately 1 in 20 children are born with a genetic disorder, though diagnosis is often rare. Of the children who present to geneticists with syndromic features, 60% may not ever receive a diagnosis. Undiagnosed Children’s Awareness Day works to change this
April 13
Wear Green for Premmies
The Wear Green for Premmies campaign is a day in which you can wear green to show your support for the 25,000 babies born prematurely in Australia every year.
April 24-30
Run by the World Health Organisation, this event promotes the life-saving benefits of vaccinations for people around the world and of all ages.
April 25
Another World Health Organisation-backed campaign that aims for a 90% reduction in malaria by 2030.
April 28
Sponsored by the International Labour Organisation, this event aims to improve awareness of work-related safety, accidents and diseases worldwide.

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