AstraZeneca VAXZEVRIA (COVID19) Vaccination

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:

Putting the  risks of vaccination and the disease  into perspective. Here are some useful publications to help you weight up the  risks and benefits of vaccination:

Blood Clots and thrombosis

  • At the time of writing  this is an evolving situation.
  • You can read the  the latest official Government recommendations at https://www.health.gov.au/news/news-items
    Watch out especially for “Joint Statements” or “ATAGI statements

What symptoms to watch out for in relation to clots with AstraZeneca VAXZEVRIA (COVID19) Vaccination

Early investigation and treatment for clots saves lives

You must also know about the symptoms to watch out for in relation to clots after AstraZeneca VAXZEVRIA (COVID19) Vaccination https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/patient-information-sheet-on-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-and-thrombosis-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-tts

I have heard about possible allergies. What non-active ingredients are included in 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).

Booking appointments  for AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccination

If you are  60 yrs and over you can book an appointment online for Astra Zeneca. We no longer book these by telephone and are online only bookings.

If you are 16-59 years old and wish AstraZeneca vaccine, you can book a Bulk Billed telephone consultation  to discuss which vaccine is correct for you,  and then you will be able to book an appointment to receive AstraZeneca.

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Reydon Street Medical Centre is moving on 14 February 2022

Reydon Street Medical Centre has a long history of providing high quality health care from trusted doctors from 2 Reydon Street on the corner of Newnham Road and Reydon Street in Upper Mt Gravatt.

The current health crisis means that it is no longer sustainable to continue this tradition from its original premises. To ensure we are more resilient and remain able to provide continuity of care to our patients in the face of sickness or furlough leave we need to be part of a larger organisation.

The great news is the legacy will continue and on 14 February 2022 Reydon Street Medical Centre will join the existing Holland Park General Practice at 1173 Logan Rd, Holland Park. This is part of the IPN Medical Centres network and is located just five minutes from our building.

We intend to provide the same high quality care from doctors you know and trust from more appropriate premises. You should also see the same friendly staff to look after you at the front desk.

Continuity of care and the security of our patient records is our priority. Patients records will be transferred automatically, so your doctor can continue to access them. Given the Holland Park General Practice is part of the IPN Medical Centres network, you can be assured that your health records and personal information will remain safe and secure.

We will continue to book appointments with your chosen doctor, but from Monday 14 February 2022 onwards, all existing and future appointments will take place at Holland Park General Practice.

We look forward to continuing to serve our patients from our new home.