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COVID-19 Vaccination Program

The immunisation program for Covid-19 is has begun with the Pfizer vaccine administered through public hospitals for individuals at most risk of contracting Covid-19.
The rollout of  the Astrazeneca vaccination for the rest of the community is in the planning phase and will commence soon. Jewells Medical Centre has been advised that we will be administering vaccinations.

** Please do not call us to enquire. We will update the information on this site with details of how we will be arranging appointments for Covid vaccination as soon as we are able ** 

If you would like to know more please go to the Australian Government website which has excellent information about the vaccination program:

https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines?gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=Cj0KCQiA4feBBhC9ARIsABp_nbU0rv-GuCaTALIqoCjUaQw1---_YcAx5uTqbW-fUQ9x3_7bt3KLr4caArA9EALw_wcB 

More detailed advice for health professionals on the administration of Covid-19 vaccinations is available from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisations (ATAGI):

https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/02/covid-19-vaccination-atagi-clinical-guidance-on-covid-19-vaccine-in-australia-in-2021_0.pdf

 

Influenza Vaccination

Is recommended for all Australians particularly those at higher risk of more serious complications. To find out more please visit https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/flu-influenza#who-is-at-risk-from-flu 

We will soon have have stock of the 2021 season influenza vaccination recommended for people from age 6 months to 64 years. These are $18. Please call us for an appointment if you would like a "Flu" vaccination. (NOTE: these vaccinations are not the most effective or recommended for people aged 65 and over).

The National Immunisation Program (government funded) vaccines will be available around mid April. Please call us around then if you are eligible:
- Age 65 and over --> receive a "boosted" high dose vaccine for a more effective immune response.
- Age 6 months to 5 years
- Aboriginal and Torres trait Islander people age 6 months and over
- In pregnancy
- Have a medical condition placing you at higher risk of serious disease (eg. asthma, emphysema, heart disease, diabetes, suppressed immunity).