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COVID-19 Phase 1b Vaccine Clinics

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 12:17pm

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at GHFP

COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1B clinics start at GHFP on Saturday 10th April 2021. The clinics will be run on Saturday afternoons from 1pm.

Initially, we will receive an allocation of 50 doses of the Covid-19 Astrazeneca vaccine per week. Delivery is fortnightly. We expect to receive more doses per week as vaccine supply increases.

Priority population groups have been identified using public health, medical and epidemiological advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). This advice is consistent with the World Health Organisation. Priority groups include people that would be at higher risk of serious illness if they contracted COVID-19, and those most likely to be exposed to it.

Phase 1b priority population groups include:

  • people aged 70 years and over
  • health care workers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged over 55
  • younger people with underlying medical conditions, including people with a disability
  • critical and high risk workers, including goverment officials about to be deployed overseas on official government business.

People who do not have a Medicare Card can still receive a free COVID-19 vaccine, but not at GHFP. They will need to attend a GP led Respiratory Clinic or a state vaccination clinic.

You can visit the COVID-19 Eligibility Checker by clicking on this link: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

How to book for a COVID-19 vaccine at GHFP?

We use the Automed Vaccine Management platform for Covid-19 vaccine reservations and bookings.

Please reserve your vaccine and book your vaccine clinic appoitnments via the AMS Connect App, our website (use the purple Book Appointment button), or by phoning our friendly Reception team on 6169 0000.

COVID-19 Vaccines are FREE!

There are new temporary Medicare item numbers that will be bulk-billed for each Covid-19 vaccine dose administered.

The vaccine is FREE (government-funded), so there will be no out-of-pocket expense for having your COVID-19 vaccines.

How will my COVID-19 vaccination be recorded?

Our clinical software automatically reports vaccinations to the AIR (Australian Immunisation Register).

Proof of vaccination will be available through:

  • Medicare Online account
  • Medicare Express Plus app
  • myGov
  • My Health Record

We will also print a copy of your Immunisation History at your vaccine clinic appointment.

Information about COVID-19 Vaccination

Consumer Medicine Information for the Covid-19 Astrazeneca vaccine

TGA Covid-19 Vaccine Hub

Thank you for considering COVID-19 vaccination - you're helping to protect yourself, our health system and our entire community including our most vulnerable people.