Covid Vaccinations at Pro Health Care
Pro Health Care and our group of medical clinics have been involved in the initial phase of the vaccination roll-out and are committed to delivering the vaccination to our staff, patients and broader community safely and effectively. We would like to communicate the following commonly asked questions for all patients;
Pro Health Care is an approved vaccination provider for the COVID-19 vaccinations at the following locations:
Am I eligible?
Pro Health Care is currently offering the AstraZeneca vaccination to all eligible patients in Phase 1a and 1b. Current eligible patients are those over 70 years old, people over 50 who work in at-risk occupations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders over 55 years and those with specified health conditions. Please use the Vaccine Eligibility Checker to see if you are in the current phase – https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility.
How do I make an appointment?
Please contact your nearest clinic by telephone to make an appointment for the first dose. Please note that clinics are only allocated a specific number of vaccines per week and you may have to wait a few weeks for a vaccination to be available.
How many doses of the vaccine do I need?
You will require two doses of the vaccine to be fully protected and these will need to be 12 weeks apart. We will make the appointment for the second dose at your first appointment.
What if I want the flu vaccination too?
Your flu vaccination will need to be at least two weeks apart from each of your COVID vaccinations, so it is a good idea to speak to reception staff so they can assist you to make these appointments.
What about the Under 50’s?
Following a review of the use of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends that the COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer is preferred over the COVID-19 vaccine by AstraZeneca in adults aged under 50 years. For this reason, Pro Health Care will not be vaccinating any adults under the age of 50 until the Pfizer vaccination is made available by the Government.
Still have questions?
If you are unsure about having the vaccination, please make an appointment with your GP to discuss your situation and ask any questions you may have.