We are an approved Covid-19 vaccination provider. We are able to provide the Pfizer Bivalent vaccination to eligible patients aged 12 years and older.
How to book for a vaccine:
- Phone us on 98709000 to book an appointment at a COVID-19 vaccination session.
- We are running dedicated vaccination sessions. Due to special vaccine storage requirements, COVID-19 vaccines cannot be given during the course of a normal consulting session.
When attending for your vaccine:
When your attend for your vaccine:
- Bring your Medicare card
- Wear short sleeves
- You will only be allocated a brief appointment for each vaccination. Your doctor will not be able to deal with any other unrelated medical issues during your appointment.
Talk to your doctor first if you:
- Have had allergies or anaphylaxis, particularly to vaccines in the past
You cannot have your vaccine if you:
- Are waiting for COVID-19 test results
- Have been told to stay home and self-isolate
- Have a fever, sore throat or cough.
If you have any of these conditions, please call us on 98709000 to reschedule your appointment.
Frequently asked questions
Which COVID-19 vaccines are available at Warrandyte Road Clinic?
There are several COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Australia. Currently, Warrandyte Road Clinic is only providing the latest Pfizer (Comirnaty) Bivalent BA.4/5 vaccine.
Pfizer bivalent vaccine has been approved by ATAGI, to provide an updated variant-specific booster against COVID. It is intended to be given as a third, fourth or fifth subsequent dose, for those who have already completed their primary course of vaccines.
The Pfizer/BioNTech bivalent vaccine is available to everyone aged 12 years and over who have previously completed their primary course.
It should be given at least 6 months after the most recent COVID-19 vaccine dose or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection.
It is not recommended for the primary course of vaccination (the first two doses in most people.
Pfizer bivalent vaccine is not currently recommended as a booster in anyone aged under 12 years as it is not registered for use in this age group.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
Yes. Although COVID vaccines were developed in a faster than usual process, they were thoroughly tested for both safety and efficacy before they were approved for use in Australia. This includes careful analysis of clinical trial data, ingredients, chemistry, manufacturing and other factors.
They continue to undergo continuous and intense safety monitoring. The most up to date information can be found here
How much will the COVID-19 vaccine cost?
The Australian government has committed to providing the COVID-19 vaccine for free to all Australian citizens residents who hold a Medicare card.
Can I get a flu and COVID-19 vaccine at the same time?
It is now recommended that you can receive both vaccines at the same time, with no minimum interval required.
What else can I do to protect myself from COVID-19?
It is important to practice good hand hygiene and social distancing. Wear a mask when appropriate and follow government guidelines when outbreaks occur. A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine will only be one part of the plan to keep the Australian community safe and healthy.
How do I get my immunisation record online?
If you need evidence of your vaccination, you can download a copy of your immunisation record by using your Medicare online account through the myGov Portal:
- Sign into myGov and select Medicare
- On the immunisation history title, select ‘view statement’
- Select your name and the ‘view history statement (pdf)’
For more information, visit the Services Australia website.
When should I get a booster dose?
You are eligible for a booster dose if you are 18 years of age or older, and your last COVID-19 vaccine was more than 6 months ago. A booster dose is recommended to help prevent waning immunity (loss of protection) against COVID-19.
Pfizer vaccine is given as the booster dose, regardless of which COVID-19 vaccine you received for your initial doses.