COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

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Banyo Clinic began COVID-19 vaccination clinics in March. 

We have currently exhausted our COVID-19 clinics until later in the year. We endorse the community getting vaccinated anywhere they can, such as one of the respiratory clinics at Nundah, South Brisbane or Morayfield who are also offering COVID-19 vaccinations.

These Vaccination Clinics will be bulkbilled and will be for the COVID-19 vaccination only. Please book a regular appointment with your doctor if you are undecided and would like to discuss the vaccine, or if you need to discuss anything else.

The COVID-19 vaccine will be given in two doses, at least 12 weeks apart. It will be the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The initial government roll out of COVID-19 vaccines is staggered, so there are not many vaccines to offer our community immediately. This phase of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout is 1B. The rollout ensures that our most vulnerable community members have the earliest access to the vaccine and will be able to receive their second dose of the vaccine 12 weeks later.

How many vaccines we have and who is eligible, is a decision made by government. This decision relies on how many vaccines are available nationally, and how many vaccines will become available in the future.

Banyo Clinic will have 100 doses per week of the COVID-19 Vaccine.

As you can imagine, there are thousands of eligible patients during phases 1A and 1B, and only 100 vaccines available. We hope that our allocation will increase in the future. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

Please make sure your contact information is up to date. We will contact you as soon as COVID-19 vaccines become available to you. How soon will depend on how many vaccines we are given and the stage of the rollout.

Non Banyo Clinic patients will also be offered vaccinations. They will need to register online and provide proof of eligibility.

Helpful Links:

For the Online Eligibility Checker and to book online, please go to
covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

For the COVID-19 Vaccination 1A and 1B Eligibility Declaration Form, please go to https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/03/covid-19-vaccination-eligibility-declaration-form.pdf

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please go to
https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines

For information in other languages, please go to
https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccine-information-in-your-language

COVID-19 Vaccination – Side effects

The majority of adverse reactions are mild to moderate in severity and usually resolve within a few days of vaccination.
 
Paracetamol-containing products or similar may be used to provide symptomatic relief from post-vaccination adverse reactions.
 
 

Common side effects

Pfizer

  • pain or swelling at the injection site
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • muscle pain
  • chills
  • fever
  • joint pain

AstraZenica*

  • pain, swelling, tenderness, redness or itching at the injection site
  • generally feeling unwell
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • chills or feeling feverish
  • joint pain or muscle pain
  • feeling sick (nausea)

Less common side effects

Pfizer

  • redness at the injection site
  • nausea
  • enlarged lymph nodes
  • feeling unwell
  • pain in the limb
  • insomnia
  • itching at the injection site

AstraZenica*

  • enlarged lymph nodes
  • pain in limb
  • dizziness
  • decreased appetite
  • stomach pain

Rare side effects

Pfizer

  • severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
  • temporary one-sided facial drooping (also called Bell’s palsy)
AstraZenica*
  • severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)

*AstraZeneca is the vaccine used at Banyo Clinic.

If you have had the COVID-19 vaccine already and you are worried about side effects that you might be experiencing, here is a helpful side effect checker: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/covid-19-vaccine-side-effect-checker

Information about the AstraZeneca vaccine: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-information-on-covid-19-astrazeneca-vaccine

Information for after you have had your AstraZeneca vaccine: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-after-your-astrazeneca-vaccine

If you still have concerns or are unwell, please contact us to book an appointment with your doctor.
For severe reactions, phone an ambulance on 000.