COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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Page updated: 29th March, 2021

UPDATE: Northside Health has received our first allocation of COVID vaccines and our first Vaccination Clinic will be on Wednesday 7th April.

Our on line booking system is now live and you can access it from the home page of our website https://northsidehealth.com.au/

We have limited supplies of the vaccine at this stage and we remind patients that the vaccine is given in two doses, 12 weeks apart.

Your second dose appointment will be made when you receive your first dose.

We are able to take bookings for anyone that is part of the 1b rollout phase – please check to see if this applies to you https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/phase-1b

If you have any trouble booking your appointment we have some electronic tablets in our reception area and our friendly reception and triage staff can help you to use these devices to make your appointment.

Please make sure that you fill in a consent form, print it and bring it with you to your appointment https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-consent-form-for-covid-19-vaccination

You will be required to stay for between 15-30 minutes after you have received your vaccination so make sure that you allow enough time for this when making an appointment.

Due to social distancing and space in the clinic please do not present to the clinic any earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment time. We will be running the clinic in our Allied Health area located at Suite 1, 14 Edgar Street Coffs Harbour just down from our main practice in Suite 3.

We will provide further updates as they are available.

Page updated: 15th March, 2021

UPDATE: Northside Health has been approved by the Department of Health to be a COVID Vaccine Provider for Stage 1b. We are currently awaiting on advice as to how many vaccines we will be allocated and when we receive them. As soon as we have this information and the infrastructure to take bookings for the administration of the vaccine we will advise patients. Please watch this page and our Face Book page for further updates.

We are awaiting advice from the Dept of Health about when we will receive our vaccines and hope to bring this information to you shortly in the mean time the following link will give you access to the Australian Govt site where you can check out what you need to do before you are vaccinated and find out what stage of the rollout that you will qualify for the vaccination.

https://www.australia.gov.au/?utm_source=4808158&utm_medium=display&utm_term=296516773&utm_content=145249218&utm_campaign=covid19vaccine&dpuid=AMsySZYbGM3wSDMy0cRNc02cxhU8&dclid=CInElLTlte8CFTgbtwAdMhQAMw

Page updated: 10th February, 2021

Northside Health supports the roll out of the COVID Vaccine and is committed to providing our patients and the Coffs Harbour Community with reliable information about the rollout strategy and the vaccines.

As we are made aware of information we will update this page so that you have a a reliable source of information.

At this stage the government is rolling out the vaccine as per the graph below.  (Select the graph to view a larger version)

Chart showing Australia's COVID-19 Vaccine National Roll-out Strategy
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Coffs Harbour Hospital has been named as a vaccine hub for Phase 1a rollout and the government has called for Expressions of Interest from General Practices to be a part of Phase 1b.

Northside Health has submitted an expression of interest along with some of the other practices in Coffs Harbour and we are all awaiting the decision at this point in time.

As soon as we know any further information in regards to Phase 1b we will update this page on the website and also our Facebook page.

Our receptionists will not be able to tell you any further information than what is on this page so we ask that you check this page before calling the practice.

We anticipate being able to bring you some FAQ’s very shortly.

Other reliable and trustworthy information

Australian Academy of Science video: Vaccination Confusion? Here are the facts.
Read their full statement on the pandemic, vaccines and misinformation

Academy of Science video and statement on the pandemic, vaccines and misinformation