We are a COVID-19 vaccination provider
Lotus Medical Centre is pleased to advise that we are an approved vaccination provider for the COVID-19 vaccines. 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 (03) 9380 1588 to book your appointments to get your first and second doses of the vaccine.
You can also book on our website online here, or come in to the Lotus Medical Centre. Make sure you book an appointment for your first and second doses of the vaccine.
Please call us if you need to confirm what the timing should be between the appointments.
Getting ready for your appointment
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 14 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.
If you cannot make it to your vaccination appointment, please contact us to arrange a new appointment.
You can also read this patient factsheet developed by the Australian Government Department of Health.
After Your COVID-19 Vaccination
The Department of Health has developed resources about what you can expect after your vaccination. You can access these resources here:
Patient resource – After your COVID-19 (AstraZeneca) vaccination
For more COVID-19 vaccine related resources, visit the Department of Health website.
COVID-19 Vaccine Near Me
Are you looking to get the Covid-19 vaccine in Australia? Contact Lotus Medical Centre and make your appointment.
The Covid-19 vaccine has been approved by the state government, department of health, and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and can now be administered to people 16 years and above. However, the vaccine will be made available to healthcare workers, border workers, and other high-risk patients before being given to the general public.
If you are looking for a place near you to get the Covid-19 vaccination, turn to Lotus Medical Centre.
Are the Covid-19 Vaccines Safe?
According to reports from various health departments, the vaccines are generally safe. However, if you have a history of severe allergic reactions, we recommend consulting your doctor before getting the vaccination.
Even after approving the vaccine, the TGA still monitors the vaccination program in Australia and the rest of the world. It is part of an international network of regulators that have regular meetings to chart a way forward regarding the Covid-19 vaccines.
What To Expect During Your Covid-19 Vaccination
Though it is best to go over all your questions and concerns with your doctor before making an appointment with us, we will still be ready to discuss any additional concerns you might have.
We administer the Covid-19 vaccines as injections, often on your upper arm muscle. We will then ask you to remain in the clinic for at least 15 minutes for observation. Sometimes, you might have to wait for up to 30 minutes, depending on your medical history.
We should mention that full Covid-19 protection will not happen until approximately one week after the second dose, so remember to continue taking protective measures as mandated by the Australian government.
Covid-19 Vaccination in Australia
The vaccination of COVID-19 has started.
All our doctors, nurses and staff are fully trained about the COVID-19 vaccination based on the The Department of Health guidelines and up to date resources.
The vaccine will be free for all Medicare-eligible Australians and all Visa-holders (excluding sub-classes 771 (transit), 600 (Tourist), 651 (eVisitor) and 601 (Electronic Travel Authority) who choose to receive the vaccine.
If you have any concern or question about the vaccination, please contact Lotus Medical Centre on (03) 9380 1588 to consult with our doctors and nurses.