COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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In-line with our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our patients and local communities, Your Health Griffith is participating in the Governments Covid Vaccination Roll Out. The Griffith Vaccination Hub is based in Your Health Griffith and is taking bookings for all new and existing patients eligible to be vaccinated under current phases of the Government program.
 

The following people are eligible for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

  • For patients aged 60 years and over, the AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine is the current recommended vaccination. 

  • If you are aged 18-59 years of age, you can still choose to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine following an appropriate assessment of suitability by a qualified health professional and if you provide verbal or written consent. 

We understand that some people over 60 have concerns about the AstraZeneca vaccine due to their specific medical conditions . You should make a separate consultation to discuss any concerns with your doctor prior to the vaccination appointment. . If you have had a first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine you should still have this for your second dose, regardless of your age, unless you had a severe/unusual reaction. These will be considered on a case by case basis and we take advice from the NSW Specialist Immunisation Service.

 

We are also administering the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for all patients aged 12 years and over.

 

Booster Doses
 

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended that severely immunocompromised people should receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of their primary course.

This 3rd primary dose is only for those who have a significant reduction in their immunity. Being ‘immunocompromised’ means having a weakened immune system due to a medical condition or treatment including:
    • Cancer, especially blood cancer (leukaemia or lymphoma).
    • Treatments for cancer (e.g. chemotherapy, targeted therapies, radiotherapy and CAR-T cell therapy)
    • Having a bone marrow, stem cell or solid organ transplant.
    • HIV infection (particularly if the CD4 count is low).
    • Taking medications that weaken your immune system. These medications are called immunosuppressants or           immunomodulators.
    • Receiving dialysis.

 

The full eligibility criteria is listed here:
https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/10/atagi-recommendations-on-the-use-of-a-third-primary-dose-of-covid-19-vaccine-in-individuals-who-are-severely-immunocompromised_1.pdf

 

Those who have immunocompromising conditions or are on therapies that reduce their immunity, may not develop adequate immunity from the standard double vaccinations of the Covid-19 vaccines, whether AstraZeneca or Pfizer. The 3rd dose is intended to maximise the level of immune response to as close as possible to the general population. It is essential that we get this group of vulnerable patients to receive a third dose as restrictions are lifted across the country.

We recommend you speak to your GP or specialist regarding your specific circumstances prior to booking your 3rd primary dose. We have doctors that can review your eligibility on arrival if you have not seen your own GP or have clear eligibility.

🔸 mRNA vaccines are preferred to AstraZeneca for the third dose. We have plenty of supplies of Pfizer.

🔸 The recommended interval for the third dose is 2–6 months after the second dose.

 

COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are recommended to maintain immunity against the virus. People aged 18 years and over who have had their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago are eligible for a booster dose. Booster doses are free and will continue to protect you, your loved ones and your community against COVID-19.

Bookings for a booster dose can be made online by clicking the link below and selecting “Covid-19 Vaccine Dose 3- Pfizer”. *It must be six months since your last dose.
 

Learn more: https://www.health.gov.au/news/booster-doses-of-covid-19-vaccines-recommended-for-people-aged-18-and-over

To book an appointment online, please click the following link:

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Location

The Griffith Vaccination Hub is located within the main Your Health Griffith building at:

 

105 Binya Street, Griffith, NSW, 2680

 

Please do not park in the signposted reserved parking spaces for the COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic testing.

 

Operating Hours

The Griffith Vaccination Hub is currently taking appointments from 9:00am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday. If you require an appointment outside of these hours, please express this to the admin team as we can change these hours depending on demand. 

Bookings

All patients must complete an online registration form prior to their appointment. This is sent via SMS from our online booking provider. If you have any issues in completing the registration online, please contact the administrative team at Your Health Griffith on (02) 69627661 and we will be happy to assist you.

Cost

There is no cost for a COVID-19 vaccine. The Griffith Vaccination Hub is also the only centre in the area that offers free vaccinations to non-Medicare card holders.

Additional Information

Click to Download Australia’s Epidemiology and COVID-19 Vaccine Roadmap

Advice on prioritising groups for the COVID-19 vaccine was given to the Government by The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI)

Find out more about how COVID-19 vaccines are developed, tested and approved.

More information about how COVID-19 vaccines are being delivered in Australia.

Find information in your language – click here to view translated videos about COVID-19 & the vaccine.