COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

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Banyo Clinic began COVID-19 vaccination clinics in March 2021. These Vaccination Clinics are bulkbilled, as such we can only provide COVID-19 vaccines to patients who have a current Medicare card or DVA card.*

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.
 
Vaccine eligibility is a decision made by government and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in conjunction with the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). This decision relies on constantly evolving data regarding vaccine efficacy and safety, and can often change. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
 
You can get a COVID-19 vaccination and a flu vaccination at the same time.
 
You do not have to already be a patient of Banyo Clinic to book in for a COVID-19 vaccination.

*Patients without a Medicare or DVA card can find a vaccination clinic here:
https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-commonwealth-vaccination-clinics
 
 
What to expect after vaccination
 
As with any vaccine, you may have some side effects after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
Common side effects after COVID-19 Vaccine can include:
  • pain, swelling, tenderness, redness or itching at the injection site
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • muscle pain
  • nausea
  • fever and chills
  • feeling unwell
  • joint pain
Less common side effects after COVID-19 Vaccine can include:
  • enlarged lymph nodes
  • pain in limb
  • dizziness
  • decreased appetite
  • stomach pain
If you still have concerns or are unwell after your COVID-19 vaccination, please contact us to book an appointment with your doctor.
 
For severe reactions, phone an ambulance on 000.
 
 
Helpful Links:

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.