COVID-19 SERVICES

We will be taking part in rollout of the national COVID-19 vaccination program.

Our priority is to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the community. We lead with our purpose – working together to create healthier communities.

The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect you and your family to stop the spread of the virus. Getting the vaccine also means you reduce your risk of complications and a better chance of recovery.

Our pharmacists undertake significant accredited training approved by the government to deliver important health services to improve and support the health of all Australians. These services include the flu vaccination, medication reviews and the COVID-19 vaccination program.

Our pharmacist will be administering the following vaccines:

  • The COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine to individuals aged 18 years and older. If you are 60 years and over, this is the recommended vaccine. 
  • the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine to individuals aged 12 to 59 years of age only.

Vaccines will be administered after obtaining full informed consent with the discussion of risks and benefits of the vaccination in accordance to up-to-date information from ATAGI and the TGA and without a precaution or contraindication to COVID-19 vaccination.

Preparing for your vaccination appointment

There are things you can do ahead of your COVID-19 vaccination to get ready and stay safe.

  • Make sure your Medicare details are correct. If you do not have a Medicare card, you can still get vaccinated
  • Bring your photo ID with you
  • Continue to practice good hygiene, physical distancing and adhere to local restrictions
  • Understand how to isolate if you need to
  • Check your current eligibility
  • Complete your pre-screening and consent form before your appointment

The pre-screening form will be sent to you as a link via SMS or email and/or MedAdvisor app. This form needs to be completed within 24 hours of 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 7 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.

If you cannot attend your vaccination appointment, please contact us as soon as possible on 9871 3848 to arrange a new appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Bookings are not yet open, however will email you when the service becomes available. Please check for your eligibility and other locations for now.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

The vaccine protects not only you and your family but people with disabilities or those at high risk of becoming very sick from the virus. It protects the community from the spread of the virus and serious and life-threatening complications associated with the virus.

The vaccine roll out is divided into phases/groups depending on supply and uptake. The high risk groups were given first priority since the roll out earlier this year and certain groups are now eligible.    

To find out when you can receive your vaccine, visit the Vaccine Eligibility Checker website:

https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility. 

  • General practices that meet specific requirements 
  • Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Services 
  • State-run vaccination clinics 
  • Pharmacies (in certain rural settings and other states). 

NSW pharmacies will soon be available to provide the vaccination. Please register your interest and we will contact you when the service becomes available. Otherwise to check your eligibility and locations, visit: 

https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility. 

Providers must all undergo specific covid-19 training before vaccinating. 

The vaccine is free to call Australian citizens, permanent residents and most visa-holders as per the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. 

It is not compulsory.  

Currently, the vaccines available require two doses.  

Depending on the vaccine,  doses given by your GP or pharmacy will be safely administered 4-12 weeks apart. The first dose gets your immune system trained and the second dose gets it ready.  

The official recommendation from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is: 

  • Not to give COVID-19 and other vaccines on the same day 
  • Optimally, to give them 7 days apart 
  • The interval between COVID-19 vaccines and live attenuated vaccines (including MMR and yellow fever) requires further consideration. Currently, ATAGI recommends a 7 day interval.  
  • There is no particular requirement regarding the order of receiving a dose of flu vaccine and either the first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

The TGA has strict standards for reviewing possible COVID-19 vaccines. They only approve vaccines that prove to be safe and effective.  

The TGA will continue to check every batch of the vaccines for quality and watch out for any adverse events after the vaccination. 

No. None of the vaccines currently approved in Australia contain a live virus that can cause COVID-19 vaccine. It cannot make you sick with COVID-19. 

RANZCOG and ATAGI recommend that pregnant women are routinely offered the PFIZER COVID-19 vaccine at any stage of pregnancy. This is because the risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 is significantly higher for pregnant women and their unborn baby. Talk to your doctor for more information and to discuss the timing of the vaccination with any other vaccines you may require.  

For more information, go to: 

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-shared-decision-making-guide-for-women-who-are-pregnant-breastfeeding-or-planning-pregnancy 

All people in Australia aged 12 and over are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, with bookings for children aged 12 to 15 open from 13 September 2021. The TGA has provisionally approved the use of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 17 years.

Getting vaccinated won’t make you show up as positive on PCR tests because these tests look for copies of the genetic material of the virus as an indication that you have been infected. It does not detect if you have had COVID-19 before or if you have had the vaccination.

Our pharmacy has made important measures to support you and the community during the COVID-19 restrictions.

Services offered

We offer services to help you to stay safe while you are self-isolating or practicing social distancing :

  • Advice and medication counselling service over the phone
  • FREE home delivery for orders over $10. A delivery fee of $5 for orders under $10 or orders made after 1pm for same day delivery
  • Pharmacy app to order and manage your medications. Easy to set up on your mobile, tablet or computer. Allows for quick pick up or delivery of your medications
  • Workplace Leave Certificate consultation over the phone with an emailed copy of your certificate
  • Hand sanitiser, face masks, surface wipes and other household items available for your convenience

How to organise a delivery or pick up

  1. Contact us for your order via phone, email or MedAdvisor app 
  2. Your doctor may also phone, email or fax us your prescription to organise a delivery for you 
  3. Payment is over the phone or MedAdvisor app via credit card  
  4. You can always pick up your medications by parking out the front of the pharmacy where we can bring your package to your car. Please call to inform our team that you are outside the pharmacy 
  5. Delivery charge of $5 for orders under $10 or orders made after 1pm for same day delivery
  6. Order cut off time is 1pm for same day delivery 
  7. Orders will be packaged and left by the front door. We will ring the doorbell to notify you that your order has arrived 
  8. Delivery services only to Carlingford, West Pennant Hills and North Rocks
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