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COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccines help to protect our community against coronavirus by preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19. The vaccines are free for everyone in Australia.

Lake Cathie Medical Centre Pharmacy is an approved vaccination provider for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and soon Moderna. We are happy to help provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and wider community. Vaccine rollout and booking your appointment COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out to people in phases. COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary and free.

When it is your turn to get vaccinated, you can make a booking by completing the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker. If you are not yet eligible, you will be able to register your interest so you can be notified when you are able to book.

You can also book online Book here for Astra Zeneca or Book here for Moderna Spikevax , or come into the pharmacy. Alternatively, you can call us on 5504 5959 to book your appointments to get your first and second doses of the vaccine.

 

Preparing for your vaccination 

Before your vaccination appointment, you should make sure your details are up to date with Medicare.

1. Fill in the consent form online or otherwise download and fill in the Covid consent form

2. Read the COVID-19 vaccination – Information on COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine | Australian Government Department of Health or Covid-19 vaccination information for Moderna Spikevax

 

 

Please do not come to your vaccination appointment:

  • if you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
  • if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19
  • if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, or
  • if you are in quarantine. If you have had another vaccine, for example the influenza vaccination, in the 14 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.

 

To keep you and our community safe, before and after vaccination, it is important that you continue to:

  • stay 1.5 metres away from other people and avoid handshakes and contact with people outside your household
  • stay home if you feel unwell and get tested for COVID-19. You must stay at home until your results come back
  • wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use hand sanitiser
  • always cough or sneeze into your arm or a tissue and put the tissue in the bin straight away
  • download the COVIDSafe app to help health officials let you know if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19

 

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, visit health.gov.au

Answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines are available in other languages.   

 

COVID-19 vaccination – After your AstraZeneca vaccine | Australian Government Department of Health

Information after your Moderna Spikevax vaccination

 

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