COVID-19 Vaccine Update May 22

Vaccine UPDATE  

The Madison Medical Practice Berowra has been rolling out the COVID Vaccines and have administered many thousands of vaccine since July last year. On behalf of the Medical Medical Practice we would like to thank you all for your patience as we work through this vaccine roll-out during unprecedented times.

ATAGI has now recommended a 4th booster (winter dose) for

  • Adults aged 65 years
  • Residents of aged care or disability care facilities
  • People aged 16 years and older with severe immunocompromise
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and older
  • Corminarty (Pfizer) or Spikevax (Moderna) are the preferred vaccines for this winter dose.

This will start from 4th April 2022. It can be given from 4 months or longer after previous booster or 4 months after a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection if this has occurred since the previous booster.

 

Eligible Australian kids 16+ can now get a booster

From 3rd February, eligible Australians aged 16 and 17 years old will be able to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine, following recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI).

From today, eligible Australians aged 16 and 17 years old will be able to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine, following recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI).

There are approximately 580,000 16 and 17 year olds in Australia, with 370,000 immediately eligible to receive their booster dose.

The booster dose for 16-17 year olds will be one dose of the adult Pfizer vaccine three months after their primary course.

ATAGI’s advice for 16-17 year olds follows Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as a booster for this age group on 28 January 2022.

Aussie kids who were 15 years old when they had their second COVID-19 vaccine, and are now 16 years old, will also be eligible for a booster dose. It is also highly recommended that immunocompromised 16-17 year olds should receive a booster dose as soon as they’re eligible.

The Madison Medical Practices has NOW received the 5-11yrs Pfizer Vaccines. To assist our telephone triage, we encourage all parents to book this in via our online booking platform via our website or via Health-engine. 

Go To “Book online appointments”, select “Specialty” from the drop down menu, select “COVID Vaccinations”, choose the “Pfizer based phase of dosage or on age group” to see appointments available.

The Madison Practice group have varying sessions for 5-11 yrs, and are trying to administer as many vaccines prior 28th January 2022 when school starts. If the day and time are not suitable at St Ives please check our other sites for more days and times. 

Please note that only 1st doses can be booked online, 2nd doses that will occur 8 weeks later will be booked at the time of the first dose appointment. 

Those patients who have had their COVID-19 Vaccine at other facilities or government hubs, can have their booster at all Madison Medical Practices, and information as to when you had your Pfizer or AZ shot is welcomed, alternatively we will be checking via AIR to ensure suitability and safety guidelines.

NOVAVAX

The Madison Medical Practices now has Novavax supply and can be administered by our nurse immunizers.  To book an appointment please call 9440-9411 and speak to our friendly staff who can assist.

ONLINE BOOKINGS

We have our ONLINE BOOKINGS for ALL Vaccines including Booster shots for our ALL PATIENTS new or existing, we encourage our patients to book via our website or via Health-engine. 

ELIGIBILITY CHECKER

If you are not sure of your eligibility status as to your booster shot, please go to the Covid19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker and conduct the survey @ https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

ON THE DAY

It is important that for the 1st dose that you arrive 10 mins prior to your scheduled time to go through a pre survey questionnaire, and if you have any flu like symptoms, please call the reception team to reschedule your appointment for another day. For second and booster doses, arriving on time is all that is required.

WHEN CAN I HAVE THE FLU VACCINE?

Flu Vaccine can be administered on the day after the COVID19 Vaccine, please speak to your GP for more information.