Covid Vaccinations

Pfizer must be booked via our online booking system.

 If there are no available Pfizer vaccine appointments, please continue to check our website as we are regularly opening appointments based on our stock availability. Please DO NOT contact reception regarding Covid-19 bookings or information as they are overwhelmed as is. Thank you for your understanding.

About THE Covid-19 vaccination

Upwey Doctors is – delivering both the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines.

The COVID-19 vaccination is free to all. 

  • The vaccination is based on your informed consent.
  • TGA has reported COVID-19 vaccines to be safe. 
  • Immediate side effects are mild and don’t last for long. 
  • As with any vaccine or medicine, there may be rare and/or unknown side effects.


You may still get COVID-19 after vaccination and so you must continue to follow public health precautions as required by 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, if your state or territory has advised you to do so
  • stay home if you are unwell with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • arrange to get a COVID-19 test

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF I CAN GET VACCINATED?

Current Vaccination Eligibility
– People aged 12-15 are eligible to book for the
Pfizer vaccine from September 13,2021.
– People aged 16 to 59 are currently eligible to receive the
Pfizer vaccine – or they can still choose the AstraZeneca vaccine.
– People aged 60 and over will continue to receive the
AstraZeneca vaccine, which is recommended for their age group.

To check if you are eligible, please use the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker below or follow our COVID-19 vaccine booking link (through our online booking system).

CHECK HERE FOR ELIGIBILITY

https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility?lang=en

IMPORTANT

As a condition of our status as a vaccination provider, we may only administer Pfizer to those that fulfill the Governments eligibility criteria at the current time. If you do not fulfil the eligibility criteria (and don’t have prior VicSIS approval) we will have to refer you to the state run vaccination hubs.

BOOKING YOUR VACCINATION

DOSE REQUIREMENTS

Every individual will require two doses, between three and twelve weeks apart, depending on which vaccine they receive. 

Pfizer vaccinations will be given three weeks after the first dose. The second dose will be automatically booked by us for you in three weeks’ time at the end of the first dose. 

AstraZeneca vaccination will be given 6 weeks after the first dose as per current guidelines.


HOW TO BOOK

AstraZeneca vaccination clinics are running on Thursday and Friday afternoons. To book for AstraZeneca, please call the clinic on 9754 7566 or book online. 

Pfizer vaccination clinics are running on Saturdays from 1:00pm -6:00pm. Pfizer bookings can ONLY be made ONLINE, through our online booking system via the link above. 

These appointments are strictly for vaccinations only and there will not be time for any discussions. So if you have any questions regarding the vaccinations please discuss with a GP prior to booking an appointment. Please discuss with the GP about any adverse effects or anaphylaxis to medications and vaccinations before you book in for the dose.

BOOK YOUR COVID VACCINATION HERE

Every individual will require two doses, between three and twelve weeks apart, depending on which vaccine they receive. 

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR PFIZER VACCINE APPOINTMENT

Preparation

Please arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment and wait at the designated entrance where our friendly reception staff will be able to check you in. Ensure you have eaten food and are well hydrated.

What you need to bring to your Pfizer vaccination appointment:

  • Medicare card.
  • A face mask
  • Bottle of water
  • Wear a Short sleeve top


Please DO NOT attend your vaccination appointment if you;

  • are unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
  • are awaiting COVID-19 test results
  • have tested positive with COVID-19 and you are in isolation
  • are in quarantine
  • are a close contact of someone with COVID-19
  • Have received any vaccine in the last 7 days.

If you fall into any of the above categories, please call us to reschedule

Vaccination Dose Given

You will receive the vaccine as an injection on your left upper arm. Please wear a short sleeved top for easy access.

Vaccination Recorded

Your vaccination will be recorded in The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) by your vaccination provider as required by Australian law. You can view your vaccination record online via

Please do not ask for printing your immunisation status on this day as it cannot be done at this visit. 

Post Vaccination Monitoring 


You must remain for observation for at least 15 minutes after vaccination.  Depending on your medical history, you may be asked to wait in the clinic for 30 minutes.

BOOK YOUR COVID VACCINATION HERE

Every individual will require two doses, between three and twelve weeks apart, depending on which vaccine they receive. 

AFTER YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION

SIDE EFFECTS

As with any vaccine, you may have some side effects after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

Common side effects include:

  • pain or swelling at the injection site
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • muscle pain
  • chills
  • fever
  • joint pain

Less common side effects include:

  • redness at the injection site
  • nausea
  • enlarged lymph nodes
  • feeling unwell
  • pain in limb
  • insomnia
  • itching at the injection site.

These side effects are usually mild and usually go away within one or two days. If you experience pain at the injection site or fever, headaches or body aches after vaccination, you can take paracetamol or ibuprofen. These help reduce the above symptoms (you do not need to take paracetamol or ibuprofen before vaccination). If there is swelling at the injection site, you can use a cold compress.

Rare side effects that have been reported after are:

  • Severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
  • Temporary one-sided facial drooping (also called Bell’s palsy).


    You should seek medical attention after vaccination if
     

  • you think you are having an allergic reaction. Call 000 if you experience severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, wheezing, a fast heartbeat or collapsing.
  • You are worried about a potential side effect or have new or unexpected symptoms.
  • You have an expected side effect of the vaccine which has not gone away after a few days.
  • For symptoms which are not urgent, you can see your regular healthcare provider (usually your GP).

COVID-19 post-vaccination concerns.

If you have concerns about any symptoms after your vaccine, please call us and we will book an appointment with your doctor. Alternatively, you can use the COVID-19 Vaccine Symptom Checker    to see if you need to seek medical help. The checker is also available through the National Coronavirus Helpline, 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day.

BOOK YOUR COVID VACCINATION HERE

Every individual will require two doses, between three and twelve weeks apart, depending on which vaccine they receive. 

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(03) 9754 7566

78-80 Main Street Upwey, VIC 3158, Australia

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