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Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccination available


 
Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccination available at Montrose
 
We are pleased to announce that we are now offering Pfizer vaccination for people aged 12-59 as well as AstraZeneca vaccinations for people aged 18 and above, who have valid Medicare card numbers. 
 
How to book
Appointments are available and can only be book online. If you can't make a booking - this means they are all taken. Please do not ring the practice as we can not take any COVID vaccination bookings over the phone and waiting lists are not available. If you do not have a Medicare card, you may still book your vaccination at one of the NSW Health Clinics
 
COVID vaccine shipments are delivered fortnightly and we will reopen our bookings once we receive the stock. If you cannot find an available appointment online, please check our booking system regularly to book your vaccination. 

If you have booked your first dose of vaccine appointment with us and cannot find the next available appointment time for your second dose, please be reassured that we will book your second dose after you attend and receive your first one.
 
Eligibility and important information
If you are booking a Pfizer vaccination- the existing eligibility criteria followed NSW Health guidelines apply:

* Must have a valid Medicare card
* Must be between 12-59 years
* If you are over 60 - you are only eligible if the following applies and you have a letter from your treating specialist or GP attesting to the below:
        ^ A past history of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST)
        ^ A past history of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)
        ^ A past history of idiopathic splanchnic (mesenteric, portal, and splenic) venous thrombosis
        ^ Anti-phospholipid syndrome with thrombosis
        ^ You have had anaphylaxis to a previous dose of Astrazeneca or an ingredient of the vaccine
        ^ You suffered thrombosis with thrombocytopenia (TTS) after your first dose
        ^ Other serious adverse events following your first dose of AstraZeneca (not including fever, soreness, headaches that are expected effects of the vaccination)

If you are booking an AstraZeneca vaccination- please read   the following information

You must have a valid Medicare care card and aged 18 and above
For patients aged 60 and over, please only book a vaccination appointment if you are sure about receiving the vaccine.  If you have any concerns or questions regarding the vaccine please book a brief consultation with                 your regular doctor prior to booking a vaccination.   

What to bring in for your vaccination
For all COVID vaccinations bookings, a vaccination consent form will be emailed to you once an appointment has been made and confirmed. Please fill out this form online before your appointment time. It is recommended to have two doses COVID vaccinations at the same practice/venue. If you decide to book your second dose of covid vaccine with us, please also bring in the proof of your first dose COVID vaccination proof. To obtain a COVID vaccination proof, you may follow the instructions on the NSW Government website.

Both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccination bookings are available and can be made online only. If you cannot find an available appointment online, please check our booking system regularly to book your vaccination

Thank you.