Lane Cove – Get Your Booster Jab ASAP – Updated 31 January 2021

Below is the latest information we have on how and when to get a booster shot in Lane Cove or at the NSW State Hubs.

Booster Vaccination Gap – Reduced to 3 Months

As of today (31 January 2022) you can now have the Booster injection three months after your last injection.  Booster injections are available at local doctor’s surgeries, pharmacies and NSW State-Run Hubs.

Lane Cove Medical practices are advising that they have plenty of booster vaccines available and ITC readers have told us that it is very easy ane quick to obtain your vaccination at a NSW State-Run Hub.

It does not matter where you received your first two vaccinations – you can make an appointment with another provider to receive your booster.

The following information is sourced from the Commonwealth Health website.

“You are eligible for a COVID-19 booster dose if you:

  • are 18 years and older, and
  • had the second dose of your primary dose course of COVID-19 vaccination at least 3 months ago.

Booster doses are not mandatory, however, they are recommended to maintain immunity against COVID-19.

Two doses of COVID-19 vaccine provide very good protection, especially against severe disease.

A booster dose will make sure the protection from the first two doses is even stronger and longer lasting, and should help prevent the spread of the virus.

A booster dose increases your protection against:

  • infection with the virus that causes COVID-19
  • severe disease
  • dying from COVID-19.

A booster dose will continue to protect you, your loved ones and your community against COVID-19.

Booster doses will be free for everyone.”

Are Boosters Available for Unders 18’s?

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the Pfizer vaccine for use as a booster in individuals aged 16 and 17 years old.

However, there is still one step to go.  The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) must provide advice and further information on when this age group is eligible to receive booster doses (i.e interval between doses).

The TGA continues to monitor ongoing trials associated with booster doses for younger children.

Which Vaccine?

It does not matter which type of vaccine you received for your first two jabs, the booster shot can be either Pfizer or Moderna.  Local doctors now have access to Moderna and Pfizer boosters.

How Do I Book?

The official vaccine booking link is here.

There are also various other tools available such as Covid Queue and Covid-19 Near me – which lists vaccinations and testing locations and availability.

You can also do a search for the appointments using the following sites:

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
Lane Cove Doctors Medical Centre

 Click here to discover participating GPs located outside the Lane Cove Council Area.

ITC checked out availability for some of the above and found that there are appointments this week.

Lane Cove Doctors Medical Centre

Lane Cove Family Medical Practice

Which NSW State-Operated Hub Should You Attend?

From the feedback received from ITC readers, the three State-run hubs below are the ones being used by Lane Cove locals.

  • Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Hornsby Hospital
  • Sydney Olympic Park (Homebush)

Royal North Shore 

Royal North Shore Hospital has plenty of availability and sometimes you can get an appointment on the day you check the availability site due to cancellations.  If you are keen to book an appointment at Royal North Shore Hospital keeps checking the Vaccine availability website link here.

ITC checked today and there are plenty of appointments this week.

Locals who have visited the RNSH vaccination centre have told us it is very efficient and they re usually in and out within 20 – 30  minutes.  One local had an appointment on Sunday booked for 6.15 pm and was called and offered an earlier spot on the day as they had numerous cancellations.



Note the vaccinations are in the Douglas Building and this is a different building to where they have been conducting COVID19 PCR tests.

They are open Monday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Sydney Olympic Park (Homebush)

There are plenty of appointments at Sydney Olympic Park and parking is free.  The feedback we have had is the lines move quickly BUT don’t arrive early as you will not be permitted to join the lines as the lines are organised by appointment time (see our photo below).

When ITC check today 31 January 2022 there were appointments available.



Address Details

Phone:  1800 57 11 55
Website:  Visit website


Hornsby Hospital

Appointments are available at Hornsby Hospital today.  However, like all hubs, if you check the eligibility site regularly you will find cancellations.



Address Details

Palmerston Building (Building 17), DERBY ROAD, HORNSBY, NSW 2077
Phone:  1800571155
Monday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Lane Cove Chemists

Use this link to find out which chemists in Lane Cove have availability – click here.

There are also various other tools available such as Covid Queue and Covid-19 Near me – which show you vaccinations and testing locations and availability.


Health Authorities believe a booster shot is the best form of defence against Omicron.

Dr Mikael Dolsten, Pfizer’s Chief Scientific Officer, has stated that their studies showed that the third shot of their Covid-19 vaccine increased antibodies by 25-fold, neutralizing the Omicron variant.

What Booster can I get?

Both Moderna and Pfizer have been approved for use as a booster shot by The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI).

Astrazeneca is not on the list of approved booster shots.

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