COVID-19 VACCINES ARE NOW IN STOCK
Ashgrove West Group Practice is pleased to advise that we are an approved vaccination provider for the COVID-19 vaccine. We are happy to help provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and wider community.
Checking when you can receive your COVID-19 vaccine To find out when you are eligible to receive the vaccine, visit https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility and complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker. This will tell you which phase of the rollout you are in.
Booking your COVID-19 vaccination appointment
When it is your turn to get vaccinated, you can call us on 3366 3544 to book your appointments to get your first and second doses of the vaccine.
You can also book on our website online www.ashgrovewestgp.com.au, or come in to the Practice.
The preferred minimum interval between a seasonal influenza vaccine and a COVID-19 vaccine is 7 days.
Getting ready for your appointment
- Before your vaccination appointment, you should make sure your details are up to date with Medicare.
If you don’t have your account set up, you can:
- enrol in Medicare, if you’re not already enrolled
- set up your Medicare online account if you’re enrolled in Medicare, but don’t have Medicare linked to myGov, or
- get an Individual Health Identifier (IHI), if you’re not eligible for Medicare.
- Please note, if you don’t have a Medicare card, or are not eligible for Medicare, you can get your free vaccination at a Commonwealth Vaccination Clinic or a state or territory vaccination clinic. More information is available on the Department of Health website.
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 7 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.
To keep you and your 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.
To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, visit health.gov.au