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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