COVID-19 Vaccine

Both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are available at our practice. Bookings are available online or over the phone.

Pfizer is available to all patients over the age of 12.

Our practice is not able to give COVID-19 vaccines to non-Medicare cardholders.

Eligibility

The Vaccines Eligibility Checker can be used if you are unsure if you qualify for an AstraZeneca vaccination.

The Vaccine

To find out more about the vaccine you can visit the Health Direct website, the Department of Health offers information in multiple languages.

Side Effect Checker

Health Direct has developed a side effects checker for use after receiving the vaccination.

Frequently Asked Questions

Petrie Family Medical Practice has been approved to be a vaccination provider for the COVID-19 vaccination.

Where can I find information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination?

Please see the QLD Department of Health website for information about the COVID-19 vaccination by clicking here. If you still have questions or concerns regarding the vaccination, we encourage you to make an appointment to discuss these with your regular GP.

How will vaccines be administered at Petrie Family Medical Practice?

We plan to run COVID-19 vaccination clinics at various times during the week to provide the best opportunity for our patients to be vaccinated. Vaccine stock is extremely limited, so we are currently only able to run a limited amount of vaccination clinics.

How can I book an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccination?

First, ensure you are eligible for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination by clicking here.

If you are an existing patient and eligible for the vaccine, you will likely already be on our waiting list.

Please ensure you have not had another vaccination within 2 weeks of your COVID-19 vaccination appointment (this includes your flu vaccination).

What should I expect at my COVID-19 vaccination appointment?

You will receive a text message link to complete a COVID-19 vaccination consent form prior to your appointment. (If you are unable to complete the electronic form, you will be provided with a paper copy when you arrive for your appointment.) Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment.

Please wear clothing that will enable you to expose your upper arm. You will need to remain in the clinic for observation for 15 minutes after your vaccination.

Please be aware that we are provided with a fixed vaccine supply from the Department of Health, therefore you will not be able to select which vaccine you receive. Please be aware that there will not be time to discuss any questions or queries during your COVID-19 vaccination appointment, so please be sure to book in with your GP at an earlier date to discuss any concerns.

What should I bring to my appointment?

If you are an existing patient, please ensure you bring your current Medicare card and a form of ID. If you are eligible due to your occupation, you will need to provide proof. An ID card, payslip or contract will suffice.

If you are a new patient to the practice, you will need to provide a shared health summary or certificate with proof of eligibility from your regular GP.

What if I cannot get an appointment for my COVID-19 vaccination?

All approved vaccination clinics will be listed on the National Health Services Directory. You will be able to access this list after completing the online eligibility checklist.

The vaccinations allocated to our clinic are currently substantially less than what is required to vaccinate our patients, therefore we request your patience as we do our best to offer appointments for the vaccine. We will endeavour to provide more vaccination appointments as the Department of Health increases our vaccine supply.

NCIRS has also provided some answers to frequently asked questions.

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