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Northside Health is not administering the COVID vaccine for the 5-11 year old cohort as we do not have the facilities to provide mass vaccination for this age group.
 
Northside Health is currently administering Booster vaccines (PFIZER Only) as per the recommendations from ATAGI released on 24th December 2021;
 
Recommendations
  • In light of emerging evidence, ATAGI now recommends that the eligibility for COVID-19 booster vaccination be expanded for adults aged 18 and older.
  • ATAGI recommends bringing forward the minimum interval between the primary course and the booster dose from 5 months to 4 months as soon as practical, noting the holiday period. It is understood that this is achievable from 4 January, although some providers may have flexibility to administer before that time.
  • As soon as practical, ATAGI recommends providing boosters to all eligible adults from a minimum of 3 months following the second dose of the primary course.
  • Pregnant women aged 18 or older who received their primary COVID-19 vaccination course ≥ 4 months ago are recommended to have a booster dose. When practical and in line with the broader community, this interval should be brought forward to 3 months.
  • Immunocompromised individuals who have received 3 primary doses of a COVID-19 vaccine are also recommended to have a booster dose in line with the timing for the general population, i.e., currently a 4-month interval from their primary course, and when capacity permits, 3 months.
  • ATAGI reinforces that timely receipt of a booster dose is particularly important for:
    • people with risk factors for severe disease (including those aged ≥60 years, those with underlying medical conditions, those in aged/disability care and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples); and
    • people with increased risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2. This may include those in an outbreak area, or those with a high risk of occupational exposure. The impact of occupational risks is magnified in settings where workers may transmit the virus to others with increased risk of severe disease, such as aged/disability care facilities.
  • Both Comirnaty (Pfizer) or Spikevax (Moderna- 50µg) are recommended for use as a booster vaccine, and both are considered equally acceptable.
  • ATAGI recommends that anyone aged 12 or older who is unvaccinated should receive a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
 
At this stage we are administering the booster for the 4 month interval and when advised by the Vaccinations Operations Centre we will reduce this interval to 3 months.
 
We are not administering 1st Dose vaccinations currently and recommend that you contact a local Pharmacy or the Hospital clinic if you are needing a 1st or 2nd Dose.
 
If you did not receive any of your previous vaccines at Northside Health you will be required to fill out a consent form https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-consent-form-for-covid-19-vaccination, if you have received your previous vaccinations at Northside Health we will not require a consent form as we will already have this on file for you.
 
You will need to bring your digital or printed certificate of vaccination with you when you come for your Booster.
 
Please book on line for your vaccination or call reception on 66525322