COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout
Advantage Pharmacy are happy to provide AstraZeneca Only COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and wider community. 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.
COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out to people in phases.
To find out if you are eligible to receive the vaccine now, visit this link HERE and complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker
When it is your turn to get vaccinated, you can book online by visiting our booking link to get your first and second doses of the vaccine at any of our participating pharmacies.
Preparing for Your Vaccination
COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary and free.
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
You can also read this patient factsheet developed by the Australian Government Department of Health:
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 here.
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 in the 7 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please let your local pharmacy know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.
If you cannot make it to your vaccination appointment, please contact your local Chemist as soon as possible to arrange a new appointment.
What should i do whilst I wait for my COVID-19 vaccine?
Whether you are vaccinated or not, there are things you can do to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. You must:
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.
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 HERE