NSW Health has released new guidelines on vaccinations.
Who can get a vaccine now?
If you are 60 years and over and have not yet been vaccinated, please book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment with your doctor (GP) immediately.
If you are in Greater Sydney, you can now receive your second AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine dose 4-8 weeks after your first dose.
If you are in Greater Sydney and have had your first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine but your second dose appointment is not within the next four weeks, ask your GP to bring your appointment forward. This will give you protection sooner.
If you are aged 40-59 years, have not yet been vaccinated and are unable to obtain an appointment for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, please discuss your circumstances with your GP or book an appointment at a NSW Health vaccination clinic for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Anyone aged 18-39 wishing to get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, is encouraged to talk to their GP or to book an appointment at a NSW Health vaccination clinic or participating pharmacy.
Please be aware your GP is working hard to support you to receive your COVID-19 vaccination. Please be respectful, your GP will make every effort to help you.
Book an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccination
NSW Health vaccination clinics and participating general practices and pharmacies across the state are open for COVID-19 vaccination bookings. If you are aged 18 years or older you can book an appointment now.
To check your eligibility and book an appointment at a location near you, visit the Australian Government eligibility checker. More locations are being added regularly so check back to find a clinic near you.
COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone in Australia regardless of Medicare or visa status.
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Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI)
ATAGI released the following statement:
“ATAGI reinforces that the benefits of vaccination with COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca strongly outweigh the risks of adverse effects in those ≥60 years, and that vaccination is essential for this group in the context of an outbreak.
Every effort should be made to support vaccination of people in priority groups (e.g., older people, healthcare workers, disability and aged care workers, and those with listed medical comorbidities).
In the context of a COVID-19 outbreak where the supply of Comirnaty (Pfizer) is constrained, adults younger than 60 years old who do not have immediate access to Comirnaty (Pfizer) should re-assess the benefits to them and their contacts from being vaccinated with COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, versus the rare risk of a serious side effect.
While the recommended interval between the first and second doses of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca is between 4 and 12 weeks, in outbreak situations an interval of between 4 and 8 weeks is preferred. Therefore, people in an outbreak situation who received their first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca more than 4 weeks ago should contact their vaccine provider to arrange their second dose as soon as possible. In non-outbreak settings, the preferred interval between doses of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca remains at 12 weeks.
All people who receive COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca should be provided with information about common and rare but serious side effects, including the symptoms and signs of the thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). They should be advised that if they experience any signs or symptoms consistent with TTS, they should seek immediate medical attention.
Any additional unallocated supplies of both Comirnaty (Pfizer) and COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca should be prioritised to populations and areas of greatest risk of COVID-19.
Recommendations around the use of Comirnaty (Pfizer) remain unchanged in outbreak settings. ”
How to Book an Appointment for the Vaccination
To find out where you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine and book an appointment, the best resource is the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker.
Below are some Frequently Asked Questions we have seen on Lane Cove Chat by ITC.
Which Lane Cove General Practices are Participating GPs in the Lane Cove Council Area?
Lane Cove Family Medical Practice
Lane Cove Doctors Surgery
Emerald Medical Centre Lane Cove
Burns Bay Medical Centre
Mowbray Family Practice
Greenwich Village Medical Practice
Synergy Medical Practice
Click here to discover participating GPs located outside the Lane Cove Council Area,
Note they are only administering the AstraZeneca vaccine.
I Don’t have a local GP, or my GP is booked out?
Commonwealth Respiratory clinics are administering the vaccine to everyone over 50.
Clinics are located at:
Are Local Pharmacies Administering the Vaccine?
Yes – at this stage only Astra Zeneca
Priceline Pharmacy – Lane Cove Market Square
Gavin Starr Pharmacy
Book in your AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccination online here.
Available to patients 18 & older.
At this time they are only offering time slots on Monday & Tuesday at 10 am-12 pm and 3 pm-5 pm.
Please ring them on 9427 1755 if you have any further questions.
Advantage Pharmacy – Longueville Road
Book online here
Wades Pharmacy – Burns Bay Road
AstraZeneca on Wednesdays 9.30 to 5.30 – to book call 9420 4959
Available to patients 18 & older. They will be starting week commencing 16 August
Please ring them on (02) 9427 5245 if you have any further questions.
They will be starting soon. Call them to be put on their wait list – 9437 9641
Aged and Disability Care Workers
Sonic Healthcare Vaccinations (Sonic Vaccinations) is currently providing COVID-19 vaccinations for Aged and Disability Care workers eligible under Phases 1a and 1b of the Australian Government’s vaccination roll-out program and residents of NSW aged 40 to 60.
Not sure if you are eligible for a booking? Use the Australian Government’s Vaccine Eligibility Checker to find out.
The information in this article is up to date as of 13 July 2021. To check you are eligible the best resource is the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker.
Where Can I get Tested Locally for COVID19?
We have put together a list of local testing facilities and feedback from lane cove residents on turnaround time here.
National coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline
If you need information about COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines or help with the COVIDSafe app, call 1800 020 080. If you need assistance with booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please note the call centre cannot book appointments on your behalf.
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