Covid-19 Vaccination

Pfizer and Astrazeneca

Pfizer vaccine and AstraZeneca are available from 25th August 2021

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, Pfizer and Astrazeneca. We are happy to help provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and wider community.

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Which vaccine is recommended for you

Everyone aged 16 years and over is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine now.

From Wednesday 25th August 2021, everyone aged 16 years and over is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at our COVID clinic. Those aged 16 and 17 years can only receive Pfizer.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can be used in adults aged over 18 years. If you are under 60 years speak to us to understand the risks and benefits.

Checking when you can receive your COVID-19 vaccine

You can get the vaccine now if you are 16 years of age or older, or match the eligibility criteria because of your job, health issues or if you are caring for a vulnerable person.

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

Prior to your appointment, please complete the following forms and bring them to 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 resources

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.

Everyone aged 16 years and over is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine now. 

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. 

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.