Currently there is a lot of talk in the media regarding the commencement of the COVID‑19 vaccination.
At this point, we (Glen Forrest Medical Centre) have applied to participate in the Phase 1b vaccination program and are awaiting communication from the Health Department as to whether we will be able to commence vaccinating in the Phase 1b which is expected to start late March.
To see when you will become eligible to have the COVID-19 vaccination, please visit Healthdirect to check the COVID-19 vaccine national roll-out strategy.
If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine please visit Healthdirect to find out more information.
If you have any questions about what happens after you have been vaccinated, please visit Healthdirect
What we do know:
Glen Forrest Medical Centre will be involved in the AstraZeneca vaccinating which was approved by Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on 16 February 2021 either in Phase 1b or Phase 2a.
Appointments to be vaccinated will be made through an online booking system. We will notify patients as soon as this is available.
Patients will require two doses, twelve weeks apart. The 2nd dose will be quarantined at our Surgery and we will send a recall out via sms to remind you. This is why it is important to ensure you get your second dose at the same Surgery.
We have been informed by the Health Department that the flu vaccine will be available in May. You can have the flu vaccination two weeks apart from the COVID-19 vaccination. Eg. 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccination wait two weeks have flu vaccination or have flu vaccination and wait two weeks for your COVID-19 vaccination.
To stay up-to-date, please visit our website www.gfmc.com.au or follow us on Facebook to find out the latest news regarding the COVID-19 vaccination clinics.