Helensburgh Respiratory Clinic - Covid19 Pfizer Vaccine

In conjunction with the Australia Government Department of Health, the Helensburgh Respiratory Clinic is providing eligible patients with free doses of the Pfizer vaccine (COMIRNATY). Please call Covid19 Vaccine Hotline 1800 020 080, Public Health Unit 1300 066 055 if you have any specific question regarding Covid vaccine.

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Online Booking steps (Please read all steps before booking)

If you are unsure or have questions about getting Covid-19 vaccine please discuss with your regular GP before booking with us. Book with us when you are 100% sure about getting the vaccine. Please allow 7 days gap between other vaccines such as Flu-shot. 

Pfizer boosters can be administered from 6 months after the second primary course dose of COVID-19 vaccine – regardless of the initial vaccine type. Anyone in Australia aged 18 years and over can receive a booster. 

ATAGI recommends a 3rd dose (28 days after the 2nd dose) as part of the primary course in individuals who are severely immunocompromised. This recommendation applies to all individuals aged ≥12 years. 

Difference between boosters and third doses

A booster dose is available to anyone in Australia aged 18 years and over who hascompleted their primary two-dose course of vaccination at least 6 months ago. Individualsremain fully vaccinated with the primary two-dose vaccination course and the booster is notmandatory.A third primary dose is available as part of the primary course in individuals aged 12 yearsand over, who are severely immunocompromised, to address suboptimal or non-response tothe standard two-dose schedule. These doses are provided as part of the primary course,they are not boosters.

  1. Click here for Current eligibility

    • People aged 12 and over.

    • 12 to 15 years old (require the presence of a parent or signed consent form: click here to download)

    • Bring photo ID and Medicare card.

    • People under 12 years of age are NOT eligible to receive Pfizer vaccine.

  2. Book online by clicking here. At the end of booking steps, click on "Complete your Registration" button and complete your details as well as health questionnaire (required ONLY for first dose)

    • Strictly Online Booking only. We are not accepting phone booking.

  3. Helensburgh Respiratory Clinic is located at the back of Parkes Street General Practice (entrance via Club Ln/Gibbons Ln). Public parking available across the street at Charles Harper Park. Address: 129 Parkes st, Helensburgh, NSW 2508

  4. On the day of vaccination

  5. After vaccination

Useful Links:

Check your eligibility

What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccine

More information on Pfizer vaccine

Frequently asked questions

When will I get a covid-19 vaccine

How to get a record of your covid-19 vaccination

Do I have to have it?

No.  It is voluntary to have the Covid-19 vaccine.

Cost

The vaccine is paid for by the Federal government.  There are no out of pocket fees.

After your vaccination

The conditions of approval for this vaccine include close monitoring of your side effects.  Please see here for some information about vaccine side effects and instructions for what to do after your vaccination.

If you have recently had your first dose of the vaccine and are having side effects that you are worried about, please use the vaccine side effect checker, ask your GP, or call 13HEALTH and follow the advice.

Pfizer boosters

Pfizer boosters can be administered from 6 months after the second primary course dose of COVID-19 vaccine – regardless of the initial vaccine type. Anyone in Australia aged 18 years and over can receive a booster.

ATAGI recommends a 3rd dose (28 days after the 2nd dose) as part of the primary course in individuals who are severely immunocompromised. This recommendation applies to all individuals aged ≥12 years.

Difference between boosters and third doses
A booster dose is available to anyone in Australia aged 18 years and over who has
completed their primary two-dose course of vaccination at least 6 months ago. Individuals
remain fully vaccinated with the primary two-dose vaccination course and the booster is not
mandatory.
A third primary dose is available as part of the primary course in individuals aged 12 years
and over, who are severely immunocompromised, to address suboptimal or non-response to
the standard two-dose schedule. These doses are provided as part of the primary course,
they are not boosters.

How to create myGov account

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25pliqXBqoo

Link Medicare to myGov using a Medicare card

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWVLcqoatFM

How to get a record of your covid-19 vaccination

Click here.

If you dont have medicare card (eg: for passport holders), please apply for IHI number before getting a vaccine(click here). 

How to add your COVID-19 digital certificate to Service NSW check in app

Both Express Plus Medicare mobile app and Service NSW mobile apps need to be latest version.

Video guide

More informatin on Services Australia website

Proof of your child’s COVID-19 vaccinations if they’re 12 or 13 years old

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urFivP_b48g

Proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations if you’re 14 or older

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fESmWr0ONM

Further information

Further information about vaccination for Covid-19 is available on these sites:

Covid-19 information from the Australian government 

Advice for people with allergies and immunodeficiency

Guide for pregnant and breastfeeding women

Vaccine ingredients

Covid-19 symptom checker and vaccine side effect checker

Australian vaccine rollout information

Resources in multiple languages