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COVID-19 Vaccine

⚠️ COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE 

Booster doses now available

COVID-19 booster doses are now available at the Community Vaccination Hub in Norlane to anyone aged 18 and over who had their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine more than six months ago. 

A COVID-19 booster dose helps prevent waning immunity (loss of protection) against COVID-19. Eligible people will receive the Pfizer vaccine as their booster dose. They can safely get this Pfizer booster dose regardless of which COVID-19 vaccine they received for their initial doses.

 People can also get a booster dose if they have completed an initial vaccination course overseas with a COVID-19 vaccine recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. 

 To make a booking click booking link below or phone 1800 675 398. Walk-ins are also available. The Community Vaccination Hub in Norlane is open Mon-Sat 8.30am-3.30pm.

2nd vaccine dose:

You can book your second dose online or by phoning 1800 675 398.

Pfizer vaccine: Your second dose of vaccine will be due 3 weeks after your initial vaccination.

AstraZeneca vaccine: Your second dose of vaccine will be due 6 weeks after your initial vaccination.

Moderna vaccine: Your second dose of vaccine will be due 4 weeks after your initial vaccination

⚠️ Information about the AstraZeneca vaccine

The Australian Government received important advice from Australia’s expert vaccine advisory body, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) about the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people under the age of 60.

The side effect involves thrombosis, which is blood clotting, and thrombocytopenia, which is a low blood platelet count. This very rare side-effect can affect 1 in 250,000 people.

The risk of this side effect may be greater for people aged under 60 years, and ATAGI has advised that the Pfizer vaccine is preferred over the AstraZeneca vaccine in adults aged under 60 years. 

If you need advice to help you make an informed decision about vaccination, please talk to your doctor.

You can keep up-to-date with information about COVID-19 vaccination on the Department of Health website.

COVID-19 Vaccine booking inquiries for eligible groups

Ph 1800 675 398

 

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, click here

Last Modified: Thursday, 25 November 2021