COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Lindfield Medical Practice has been selected to run Phase 1b vaccination clinics of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. 

We have now received our AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. Appointments for our COVID-19 vaccination clinics are currently only available for existing patients who have attended the clinics in the past three years, if you are an existing patient and would like to book please do so via our website.

Other people can receive their vaccinations at their local GP Respiratory Clinics - which will be listed in the service finder by Monday 22/3/21.

When you book online you will be prompted to confirm your Phase 1b eligibility. For more information on eligibility please click on the following link:

If you are Phase 1b eligible you can go ahead and book at one of our vaccination clinics. You will then be sent a link to a consent form which will need to be read and completed before the vaccination appointment.

 

We will be running daily 2 hour long clinics throughout the year - depending on vaccine stock available.

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1. Phase 1 - First Priority Populations

The Pfizer vaccine or AstraZeneca vaccine will be given to a small number of people at high risk, which may include disability and aged care residents and workers, frontline healthcare, quarantine and border workers.  Pregnant women or people with severe allergies should not receive this vaccine. A protective effect begins after 12 days but full protection requires a second dose 21-28 days later. This vaccine will only be given at designated hospital Hub sites plus in disability and aged care facilities. The North Shore hub will be based at Hornsby Hospital. We will not be giving this vaccine.

 

2. Phase 1b

In this phase persons are likely to receive the Astra Zeneca vaccine. The eligible people will include: adults aged 70 years and over (ATSI over 55 yrs), other health care workers, younger adults with an underlying medical condition (see table below for eligible medical conditions), critical and high risk workers (eg police, fire, defence workers).

 

Australian regulators continue to review all the trials and data available to monitor safety of the vaccine. 

The vaccine stimulates the body’s immune system to produce antibodies against the virus. None of the ingredients can cause COVID-19 or any other infection.

 

The vaccine will be injected into your upper arm. A booster dose will be given 12 weeks after the first dose. As with any vaccine it may not protect everyone. It is not yet known how long the vaccine protection will last.

Side Effects usually are mild to moderate and resolve within a few days. These can include:

Commonly:     Tenderness, warmth, redness and itch at the injection site. 

                       Headache (50%), fatigue (50%), muscle aches (40%) joint pains (20%)

                       Fever/chills (30%)

                       Nausea (20%)

Uncommonly: Fainting, dizziness.

Rarely:            Allergic reaction including skin rash, swelling, difficulty breathing and anaphylaxis

The influenza vaccination should not be given within 14 days of the vaccine so there is no confusion between side effects, and no potential reduction in effectiveness of either vaccine. Influenza vaccination remains highly recommended in 2021 for at risk populations.

 

3. Phase 2a

Adults aged over 50 years, other critical and high risk workers.

 

4. Phase 2b

Any other adults.

 

5. Phase 3 

Children only if recommended,

 

 

 

Eligible Medical Conditions