Our COVID-19 Vaccines and Clinics

We now have both the Pfizer (Comirnaty) and the AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) vaccine available.

 

To find out if you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and which vaccine you may be eligible for, please visit https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility and complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker.

 

If you are eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine, please call us on 8230 6900 to book your appointment.

 

New Patients to EAHC

If you are a New Patient to EAHC, we ask you to bring along a medical summary from your GP if you have any chronic health conditions or are taking any regular medications. Please bring this with you in addition to your COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form.

 

Consent form for Pfizer (Comirnaty):

All eligible patients wanting a Pfizer (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine will be required to complete our consent form - click here.

We ask that this consent form is completed and brought along with you to your Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine appointment.

 

Consent form for AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria):

All eligible patients wanting an AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) COVID-19 vaccine need to complete our consent form and return it back to us before we can book them into a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic - click here.

Your completed consent form can be returned to us by:

We ask that this consent form is completed and returned to us at your earliest convenience, where it will then be stored in your medical record at our practice.

 

About COVID-19 vaccination:

People who have a COVID-19 vaccination have a much lower chance of getting sick from COVID-19.

There are two brands of vaccine in use in Australia. Both are effective and safe. Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccine is preferred over COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca for adults under 60 years of age.

You need to have two doses of the same brand of vaccine. The person giving you your vaccination will tell you when you need to have the second vaccination.

Medical experts have studied COVID-19 vaccines to make sure they are safe. Most side effects are mild. They may start on the day of vaccination and last for around 1-2 days. As with any vaccine or medicine, there may be rare and/or unknown side effects.

A very rare side effect of blood clotting (thrombosis) with low blood platelet levels (thrombocytopenia) has been reported following vaccination with the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca. This is not seen after Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccine. For further information on the risk of this rare condition refer to the Patient information sheet on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS).

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects after vaccination that you are worried about. You may be contacted by SMS within the week after receiving the vaccine to see how you are feeling after vaccination.

Some people may still get COVID-19 after being vaccinated. For this reason, you must still follow public health precautions as required in your state or territory to stop the spread of COVID-19 including:

  • Keep your distance – stay at least 1.5 metres away from other people
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
  • Wear a mask
  • Stay home if you are unwell with cold or flu-like symptoms and arrange to get a COVID-19 test.

Your COVID-19 vaccination will be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register, as required by Australian law. You can view your vaccination record online through your:

  • Medicare account
  • MyGov account
  • MyHealthRecord account.

 

How is the information you provide at your appointment used?

For information on how your personal details are collected, stored and used please visit the following website: https://www.health.gov.au/using-our-websites/privacy/privacy-notice-for-covid-19-vaccinations

 

On the day you receive your vaccine:

Before you are vaccinated, please tell the doctor giving you your vaccination if you:

  • Have had an allergic reaction, particularly anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction) to a previous dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, to an ingredient of a COVID-19 vaccine, or to other vaccines or medications.
  • Are immunocompromised. This means that you have a weakened immune system that may make it harder for you to fight infections and other diseases. You can still have a COVID-19 vaccine, but may wish to consider the best timing of vaccination depending on your underlying condition and/or treatment.

Please bring and wear a mask to the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic.

Please remember to COVID Safe Check-in.

If you are getting a COVID-19 vaccination because of your occupation, you will need to bring identification or documentation confirming this.

More information will be provided to you prior to your vaccination about how the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic will run.

 

Thank You:

We would like to thank all of our patients at this time for their patience and understanding of the challenges that are present with being a COVID Vaccination Clinic. Our aim is to deliver COVID-19 Vaccines safely to our patients and we will need your cooperation to do so.

Thank you for choosing East Adelaide Healthcare.