Reydon Street Medical Centre is an authorised COVID-19 Vaccination Centre and is taking bookings for COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccinations.

You can book an appointment to be vaccinated at Reydon Street Medical Centre using our online booking system. You will  be able to see when we have stock and appointments available.

The Government is  providing the Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccination to GP clinics.  The national stock is extremely limited, so small amounts will be shared across many clinics. Therefore, each vaccine provider will only receive limited supplies.

This page is to help provide information for our patients in Mt Gravatt and others in the local community. reading this  information will help you make your decision  about vaccination and answer many questions you might have.

When will I receive the vaccine?

We will be vaccinating patients (both existing and new) under the Phase 1b eligibility criteria.

Factors such as your age, occupation, and risk level determine when you will receive the vaccine. Watch the video on the right to learn more about the priority groups for the vaccine.

You can check where you fit using the Government’s Eligibility checker here Vaccines Eligibility Checker (healthdirect.gov.au).

The Government has advised that we should only book patients who meet the eligibility for each phase of the roll-out. The Phase 1b priority population groups include:

  • people 70 years of age or older;
  • health care workers;
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults over 55 years;
  • younger people with an underlying medical condition, including people with a disability; and
  • critical and high risk workers, including Australian Government officials about to be deployed overseas on official government business.

To find out  more about eligible medical conditions or whether you are at high risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19 visit here: www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/advice-for-people-at-risk-of-coronavirus-covid-19.

Car parking options for Reydon Street Medical Centre COVID-19 Vaccinations
Car parking options for Reydon Street Medical Centre COVID-19 vaccinations

Access the Government COVID Vaccine Eligibility checker

Want to learn more about vaccine  before attending for your Coronavirus vaccination appointment in Mt Gravatt?

It’s easy to be confused by the vast amount of information available. Australia has the  great  good fortune to have avoided the devastating effects of COVID-19 seen in most other parts of the world. It is  easy not to appreciate the suffering other people have gone through – either themselves or watching their loved ones fall ill.

As Australians, we have to trust the TGA to do its job in applying its high safety standards before approving vaccines (and other medicines) as safe. Whatever the  side effects from the COVID-19 vaccines it is important to balance these properly against the risks of the disease.

What  reactions or side effects can I expect?

Click on the image above to access the full TGA consumer information.

I have heard about possible allergies. What non-active ingredients are included n the Astra Zeneca vaccine ?

  • L-Histidine (an amino acid).
  • L-Histidine hydrochloride monohydrate (an amino acid).
  • Magnesium chloride hexahydrate (supports many activities inside cells).
  • Polysorbate 80 (a stabiliser).
  • Ethanol.
  • Sucrose.
  • Sodium chloride.
  • Disodium edetate dihydrate (EDTA, a binding agent)
  • Water for injection.
  • No preservatives are used:

(AstraZeneca, 2021)

 

None of the vaccine ingredients are of human or animal origin and there are no food, latex or gelatin in the COVID-19 vaccines that are currently available. If individuals have had an allergic reaction to other vaccines in the past, it does not mean that they will also be allergic to the COVID-19 vaccines (Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy [ASCIA], 2021).

Government COVID-19 vaccination information

You are  able to access the latest Australian Government information on COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccine roll-out via the Department of Health (DoH) COVID-19 vaccine website. The are frequent updates to this is website as the situation evolves.

Current guidance includes:

Queensland Health Decision Support Tool

This document from Queensland Health will answer many of the questions patients have  https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0022/1029361/covid-19-vaccination-screening-qrg.pdf

Blood Clots and thrombosis

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Older people

People with Disability

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Auslan and other languages

Too much information? I just want  the real basics.

Why not review the Dynamed Decision Support tool – is the COVID-19 Vaccine the Right Choice for Me?
“The COVID-19 vaccines are new and understandably patients are going to have questions. The team at DynaMed Shared Decisions has created an evidence-based decision aid to help you and your patients weigh the risk and benefits of the vaccine and make the best decision for their unique situation.” Click this link to download .

Remember this is website is to provide general information only, and may not contain all relevant information, and you will need to discuss any concerns or obtain specific advice from your doctor.

What can I do while I am waiting?

  1. Read and access the information about the COVID-19 vaccination through this page.
  2. Make sure that your details with Medicare are up to date, link your Medicare online account through MyGov account
  3. Doing this will enable you to access your immunisation history statement after your vaccinations.Australian Immunisation Register – How to get an immunisation history statement – Services Australia

What proof do I need that I am eligible?

In some situation, patients will need to provide proof of their eligibility in order to receive the first vaccination.

Image sourced  6.3.2021 –  ” Phase 1B COVID-19  Vaccine Roll-out through Primary Care Providers”

How do I get proof of my immunisation history after receiving my vaccination?

You can access your immunisation history statement after your vaccinations  through the AIR (Australian Immunisation Register – How to get an immunisation history statement – Services Australia)

Where do I access Australian Government COVID-19 vaccine information in my language?

The Department of Health Coronavirus COVID-19 website can be translated in 63 languages by clicking the button. See the picture below:

Leaflets in your languages can be read and printed to share at:

https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccine-information-in-your-language

 

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