Covid-19 Vaccinations

Please book COVID-19 Vaccinations online via HotDoc

PLEASE NOTE:  Availability of appointments will vary as we remain responsive to demand.  Please check the booking links regularly  

Page updated June 20, 2022.  Please check this page regularly so we can let you know what we know when we know it!

*QHealth mask mandates are still in place for healthcare facilities (including general practices) so please continue to bring and wear your facial mask while waiting and during your appointments*

IMPORTANT:  If you have respiratory symptoms, please call reception to reschedule your appointment

NOTE:  ATAGI's updated advice, published on 29 April is that all people should wait at least three months after a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection before their next COVID-19 vaccine dose (including booster doses).  ATAGI also recommends that the dose interval between the primary doses for Pfizer, Moderna and Novavax be extended to 8 weeks.  This can be reduced to a minimum of 3 weeks for Pfizer or 4 weeks for Moderna for people at high risk of severe COVID-19, in an outbreak or prior to international travel.

Boosters for 12-15 year olds

As of the 8th of April, 2022, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) provisionally approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, for use as a booster in individuals aged 12 to 15 years old.

On June 9th, 2022, ATAGI 
recommended booster doses for people who are aged 12-15 years AND who:

  • are severely immunocompromised,
  • have a disability with significant or complex health needs,
  • have complex conditions and/or multiple health conditions that increase the risk of severe COVID-19.

Boosters can be given from 3 months or longer after the primary course of the Covid-19 vaccine, or from 3 months after a confirmed covid infection if the infection happened after the primary course.

Boosters are available from Tuesday, June 14.

Book for a Covid-19 booster

The Winter Booster Dose (Dose 4 or 5)

Current ATAGI recommendations strongly encourage an additional dose (the winter booster, or 4th dose) of a COVID-19 vaccine for the following groups as they are at greatest risk of severe illness from COVID-19:

  • Adults aged 65 years and older
  • Residents of aged care or disability care facilities
  • People aged 16 years and older with severe immunocompromise (as defined in the  ATAGI statement on the use of a 3rd primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine in individuals who are severely immunocompromised)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and older.

On May 25, ATAGI extended the recommended groups to include people aged 16-64 who have:

  • A medical condition that increases the risk of severe COVID-19 illness, including:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic inflammatory conditions requiring medical treatment with disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) or immune-suppressive or immunomodulatory therapies.
    • Chronic lung disease
    • Chronic liver disease
    • Severe chronic kidney disease (stage 4 or 5)
    • Chronic neurological disease
    • Diabetes mellitus requiring medication
    • Chronic cardiac disease
    • Severe obesity with BMI ≥ 40 kg/m 2
    • Severe underweight with BMI < 16.5 kg/m
  • People with disability with significant or complex health needs or multiple comorbidities which increase risk of poor outcome from COVID-19

The additional winter booster dose can be given from 4 months or longer after the first booster dose, or from 4 months after a confirmed Covid-19 infection if the infection happened after the first booster dose.

The flu vaccine can be given at the same time as COVID-19 vaccines, but if you are not yet eligible for the Covid vaccine, you can have your flu vaccine first.

The mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) are the preferred booster vaccines and these are the ones that we are offering. Where possible, we will accommodate your preference, however we don’t always have both brands available. AstraZeneca can be used if an mRNA is contraindicated, or AstraZeneca is preferred and the Novavax can be used if no other COVID-19 vaccine is considered suitable, however you would need to go to another vaccine provider for these.  A list of vaccine providers is available online through the vaccine clinic finder.

 Book for a Covid-19 booster (16-17yrs) 
Book for a Covid-19 booster (over 18s)
(choose Option 3)

Do you have children aged 5-11 years?

The TGA has granted approval for the Pfizer vaccine to be administered to children from age 5 and up.   ATAGI have authorised a lower dose of the vaccine (1/3 of the adult dose) to be given 8 weeks apart, from January 10, 2022.  

Appointments can be booked via HotDoc 

Note:  Anyone aged 5 years and over who is severely immunocompromised can receive three primary doses of vaccine.  This third dose can be provided 2 to 6 months after the second dose.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE!  Your child’s consent form must be completed online to secure their first appointment.  If your child has special needs such as sensory processing issues, ASD or needle phobia, please book an appointment but email the clinic on pracman@mgpc.net.au attention Vaccine Co-ordinator with the appropriate details so we can make this as seamless as possible.  If your child is a new patient, please select "New Patient" for your booking to be successful.

Consent form and information about Covid-19 vaccination for children aged 5-11.
Book for a Covid-19 vaccine (children aged 5-11)
Short video on Pfizer vaccination for children

Are you aged 12 years and over and wanting to book for a first or second Covid-19 vaccine? 

Weekday appointments are available and can be booked online via the link below:

Book for a Covid-19 vaccine - Dose 1 and 2 (age 12+)

We are vaccinating with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

We will not be offering the Novavax vaccine.

Bookings at other sites can be made online through the vaccine clinic finder, or on your phone through the Qld check-in app (you will need to download the latest version).

Are you aged 16 years and over and wanting a booster (your 3rd) vaccine?

Booster doses are recommended for everyone over the age of 16 and can be booked once you meet the conditions below.  

We are boosting with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.  Where possible, we will accommodate your preference, however we don’t always have both brands available.  

We will NOT be offering Novavax.

Bookings at other sites (including those offering Novavax) can be made online through the vaccine clinic finder, or on your phone through the Qld check-in app (you will need to download the latest version).

Boosters are now recommended after completion of primary course from 3 months as of 24 Jan 2022.  Those who are severely immunocompromised can have their 3rd dose of vaccine from 2 months after their second dose (see the eligibility list)

All those who were eligible for 3rd dose primary course due to severe immunocompromise can now have a 4th booster dose at 3 months and a winter booster (5th dose) at 4 months after the 3rd dose 

Winter boosters are now available for those who meet the above eligibility criteria

Note:

If you have had a bad reaction to Moderna or Pfizer, AstraZeneca can be used instead and the Novavax can be used if no other COVID-19 vaccine is considered suitable, however you would need to go to another vaccine provider for these.  A list of vaccine providers is available online through the vaccine clinic finder.

If you have had your Covid vaccines elsewhere, we will need to view your certificate to confirm when you had your previous doses

Book for a Covid-19 booster (16-17 yrs)
Book for a Covid-19 booster (over 18s)

Short video about booster doses of Covid-19 vaccines

What should I do now?

Before your vaccination appointment, you should make sure that your contact and Medicare details are up to date. 

You can also read this patient factsheet developed by the Australian Government Department of Health for preparing for Covid-19 vaccination

Take a look over the vaccination consent form for those aged 12 years and over, or the consent form for children aged 5-11 years, which is provided for your information.  

You should receive an electronic consent form to complete when you book through HotDoc, which is our preferred method.  However, if you are unable to book online, please ask reception for a printed version of the consent form when you arrive for your vaccination appointment.  

Please do not come to your vaccination appointment:

  • if you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from Covid-19
  • if you are waiting for Covid-19 test results, or have tested positive for Covid-19
  • if you are a close contact of someone with Covid-19, or
  • if you are in quarantine.

If you are a new patient to the clinic, it would be helpful if you could bring a Health Summary from your current G.P. with you to your vaccination appointment.

Click through for further information on immunising children or during pregnancy

If you have had another vaccine in the 14 days* before your Covid-19 vaccine appointment, please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.

*ATAGI no longer recommends against coadministration of a Covid-19 vaccine with other vaccines, however we recommend you discuss it further with your GP.

An uncommon side effect of the vaccines is swelling of the lymph nodes.  Screening mammograms should be done prior to vaccination or 4-6 weeks after your vaccine dose.

Continue to practice Covid-safe behaviours: cover your mouth when you cough, keep your distance, wash your hands, wear a mask, get tested and then stay home if you're sick.

Regularly check this page for further instructions.

Cost

While everyone who is living in Australia is funded to receive a vaccine, funding for vaccinations in general practice is limited to those who have a Medicare Card.  If you are ineligible for Medicare, you can receive a vaccine at no cost at other sites.

Bookings can be made through the vaccine clinic finder, or on your phone through the Qld check-in app (you will need to download the latest version).  

HealthDirect has more information about how to get vaccinated if you are not eligible for Medicare.

After your vaccination

The conditions of approval for these vaccines include close monitoring of your side effects.  Please see here for some information about vaccine side effects and instructions for what to do after your vaccination. 

If you have recently had your first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and are having side effects that you are worried about, please use the vaccine side effect checker, ask your GP, or call 13HEALTH and follow the advice.

QLD Health also has a COVID-19 adverse event following immunisation reporting form which you may access here.

Vaccine certificate

If you need a copy of your Covid-19 vaccination certificate, you can access it:

  • through the Medicare app, your MyGov account, or My Health Record (instructions here)
  • by calling the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 and asking them to post your immunisation history statement

Your digital vaccination certificate can be linked to your Check In Qld app (you'll need the latest version).  Detailed instructions here.

Printed copies of your COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate or international COVID-19 vaccination certificate, can also be used as proof of Covid-19 vaccination

Opening Hours

Monday 7.30am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 7.30am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 7.30am - 5.00pm
Thursday 7.30am - 5.00pm
Friday 7.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday 8.00am - 11.30am
Sunday 9.00am - 1.00pm (Morningside Clinic)

Phones open 7.15am Weekdays, 7.30am Saturdays, and 8.30am on Sundays - IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, PLEASE PHONE US DIRECTLY. DO NOT PRESENT DIRECTLY TO RECEPTION.

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