Vitalia Healthcare is proud to announce that they will be part of the Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccination roll out.
When will we commence taking bookings for COVID-19 vaccinations?
You will be able to book for a COVID-19 vaccination at Vitalia Healthcare commencing the 7th April for appointments scheduled from the 12th April onwards.
Alternatively please call Vitalia Healthcare on 6559 4788 to go on a wait list, we will then contact you the week before to book your actual appointment.
How do you book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination at Vitalia Healthcare?
Bookings can be completed through the following ways:
- Through this website at www.vitaliahc.com.au
- By phoning the clinic on 6559 4788 during business hours
- Go to the National Booking service at https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility
- There is also a hotline for patients who don’t want to book using the above. The phone number is 1800 020 080.
- Unfortunately only patients with a valid Medicare card can receive a COVID-19 vaccination from our clinic. If you do not have a Medicare card the Commonwealth government has instructed us to direct you to one of the GP Respiratory Clinics.
Regular screenings with your GP and watching for those telltale signs, can go a long way to encouraging a healthier you. Here at Vitalia Healthcare our doctors can help you. Click here to book an appointment.
Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination during Phase 1B roll out
Patients can check if they are eligible for each phase by clicking on the link and following the prompts – https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/ or using the table below:
Patients Eligible for Phase 1B COVID-19 Vaccinations
|Population Groups||What patients need to produce at the appointment|
|Patients over 70yrs old||ID must be provided to prove age if you are a new patient to the clinic.|
|Patients over 18 years with an underlying medical condition, including disability||Evidence must be produced of a medical condition or a referral from a GP or treating specialist or a Phase 1B Declaration Form (can be completed if the patient does not have proof of their underlying medical condition).|
|Healthcare workers not included in Phase 1A including:
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders over 55 years||Self-identification as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander|
|Critical and high risk workers||Proof of occupation e.g. letter from employer, ID card or a Phase 1B Declaration Form|
COVID-19 Vaccination Forms
Medical conditions that are eligible under Phase 1B include:
Is there a cost to the patient to get the COVID-19 vaccination?
No, there is no cost to the patient.
Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine and Flu vaccine together?
Routine scheduling and giving a flu vaccine with a COVID-19 vaccine on the same day is not recommended. The preferred minimum interval between a dose of seasonal flu vaccine and a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is 14 days.
Patients should talk to their doctor for more information.
What are the possible side effects from the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine?
Less common side effects after AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine include:
If your side effects last longer than a couple of days, please seek medical advice from your doctor.
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Chronic Disease Management
If a patient is eligible and has signs of a chronic disease such as arthritis, asthma, back pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes or mental health conditions. Depending on their prognosis they can now access the following over the phone: