COVID19 Vaccinations and Eligibility

COVID19 Vaccination Clinic

MedPlaza is pleased to advise that we are an approved vaccination provider for the COVID-19 vaccines. We are happy to help provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and wider community.

Having a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is one way we can protect our community against coronavirus. COVID-19 vaccines help to prevent serious illness and death from COVID-19, and they are free for everyone in Australia.

Patients without a Medicare card will need to attend a government respiratory clinic for their vaccination.


COVID19 Vaccine Eligibility

COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out to people in phases, with those most at risk receiving their vaccinations first.

To find out if you are eligible to receive the vaccine now, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker. You can then make a booking to receive your vaccine

The governemnt is currently rolling out vaccinations in phase 1b, which includes:

  • • Elderly adults aged 80 years and over
  • • Elderly adults aged 70-79 years
  • • Other health care workers not previously eligible in phase 1a
  • • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged > 55
  • • Younger adults with an underlying medical condition, including those with a disability
  • • Critical and high risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing

Book a COVID19 Vaccination Appointment

COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary and free. When it is your turn to get vaccinated, please call us on 8765 0777 to book your appointment to get your first dose of the vaccine. Please do not book a general appointment with your GP. Due to limits on number of vaccines we ask you to book a specific COVID19 vaccination appointment. We also cannot accept online bookings for COVID19 vaccinations at this time.

At the time of receiving your first dose the reception will book an appointment for your second dose.


Preparing for your COVID19 Vaccination

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.

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:

  • • enrol in Medicare, if you’re not already enrolled.
  • • set up your Medicare online account if you’re enrolled in Medicare, but don’t have Medicare linked to myGov.
  • • get an Individual Health Identifier (IHI), if you’re not eligible for Medicare.

You can also read this patient factsheet developed by the Australian Government Department of Health.

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, for example the influenza vaccination, in the 14 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment. To keep you and our community safe, before and after vaccination, it is important that you continue to:

  • • Stay 1.5 metres away from other people and avoid handshakes and contact with people outside your household.
  • • Stay home if you feel unwell and get tested for COVID-19. You must stay at home until your results come back.
  • • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use hand sanitiser.
  • • Always cough or sneeze into your arm or a tissue and put the tissue in the bin straight away.
  • • Download the COVIDSafe app to help health officials let you know if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, visit health.gov.au


After 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
  • • 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.

The following patient factsheet provides more details regarding after vaccination issues.

If you think a COVID-19 vaccine has caused a side effect, you can report it. Reports of suspected side effects help the TGA monitor COVID-19 vaccine safety. MedPlaza can report side effects to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on your behalf, or you can report your side effects yourself. Visit the TGA website to find out how.