Chatswood Road Medical Centre has officially been approved to administer the COVID-19 vaccinations.
As of 18 September, Queenslanders aged 60 years and over (60+) will be eligible for the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine. This brings Queensland in line with other states and territories including South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
As previously advised, it is still the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommendation that anyone aged 60+ who has already had a first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) without any serious adverse events should have their second dose of Vaxzevria.
Heterologous (mixed) brand schedules are still not recommended unless for very specific medical reasons. Individuals require two doses of the same vaccine to be properly vaccinated.
Pfizer vaccine is now available from the age of 12 years.
Following the announcement that vaccination is mandatory for people working within Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) from September, RACF workers are now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine regardless of age.
Please note: People who are not eligible for Medicare can still receive a free COVID-19 vaccination service at a General Practitioner-led Respiratory Clinic or at a state or territory vaccination clinic.
All clinics participating in the administration of Covid vaccines must complete the government mandated training specific for these vaccines. All our staff involved in the Covid clinics will be fully certified before starting and all infection control and safety procedures will be strictly adhered to.
We will run clinics on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These appointments will be for the Covid vaccine only. Any other issue including scripts will require a separate appointment at a different time.
Because the vaccine supply is strictly controlled, we will not have capacity to immunise without a specific Covax appointment.