Book your COVID-19 vaccination at Alexandra District Health

May 31, 2021
The Alexandra District Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is open every Friday. 

The AstraZeneca vaccination clinic is held at Alexandra District Health every Friday. The clinic is run in partnership with Kilmore District Health. AstraZeneca vaccinations for COVID-19 are available for anyone over 50 years of age.

The vaccination clinic is held in ‘The Cottage’ (formally the Myrtle Street Medical Clinic). Bookings are recommended but walk up enquiries are also welcome.

As advised by the Australian Government, people over the age of 50 years will be receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.  If you are not sure which phase you will be vaccinated in, you can find out here.

We are working closely with Kilmore District Health to implement a Pfizer clinic and information will be provided here as soon as we have a confirmed start date.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free. The Victorian Department of Health provides a hotline for questions in relation to vaccinations. Contact the Victorian COVID-19 hotline: 1800 675 398 (select option 3).

To make a booking, please call 5772 0804. Please ensure you have your Medicare details available when you call.

***The vaccination team is currently experiencing an extremely high number of calls so please be patient. Leave a voice message with your contact details and someone will return your call as soon as possible***

About your vaccination appointment

When you arrive for your vaccination, you will be asked to complete a registration form including screening questions and consent. 

You will then be taken to the pre-vaccination waiting area before being taken to one of our vaccination rooms.  Your vaccinator will discuss your screening questions and discuss any concerns you may have. 

Once vaccinated, you will be required to remain in the post-vaccination area for a minimum of 15 minutes. Your second vaccination will also be booked at this time. 

About the vaccine

What are the vaccines that I could be receiving?

Australia has approved the use of two COVID-19 vaccines, being the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine. 

Before a COVID-19 vaccine is approved for use in Australia, it must pass the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) assessment and approval processes. This includes assessment of the vaccine’s safety, quality and effectiveness.

For more on which vaccine you are eligible to receive, click here.

Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?

No, the COVID-19 vaccine does not contain the COVID-19 virus.

I have already had COVID-19, do I still need the vaccine?

Yes.  You will still need to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to ensure you minimise the risk of contracting the virus again.

I have had issues in the past with other vaccines, can I still be vaccinated?

Your GP or other healthcare professional can provide you with further information and talk you through any personal risks you may experience with the COVID-19 vaccination.

We request that if you are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccination after discussion with your GP/other healthcare professional, that you bring with you a letter confirming this to your vaccination appointment.

I have other health conditions, can I still be vaccinated?

There are very few health conditions that require you to not be vaccinated, however, your GP or other healthcare professional can provide you with further information and talk you through any personal risks you may experience with the COVID-19 vaccination.

How can I access a record of my COVID-19 vaccination?

The COVID-19 vaccination will be recorded on the Australia Immunisation Record which is a national register.  You can access your record through your Medicare link via My Gov.

How is the COVID-19 vaccine given to me?

The COVID-19 vaccine is administered through an injection (needle) in your upper arm. Please let our staff know when you attend your appointment if you are afraid of needles.

Timing your doses
How many vaccines do I need to have?

Both COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Australia require two doses. 

The Pfizer vaccine second dose is required to be given 3 weeks after the first dose. The AstraZeneca vaccine is required to be given 4-12 weeks after the first dose, however 12 weeks is the preferred timeframe.

What if I can’t make my vaccine appointment (first or second)?

Your appointment can be rescheduled by calling in vaccination booking number. 

You should not attend either of your vaccination bookings if you are unwell with symptoms related to COVID-19, are awaiting a COVID-19 test result or you have tested positive or are a close contact of someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, until you are cleared by the Department of Health.

Can I have my flu vaccination when I have my COVID vaccination?

No, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends a minimum of 14 days between either dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu vaccine. 

Can I have one dose of the Pfizer vaccine and another dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine?

No, you will be vaccinated with the same vaccine for both of your doses. 

Will I need a COVID-19 vaccination booster in 12 months’ time?

It is still to be determined if boosters will be required.  This information will be released by the Australian Government.

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