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Albany Clinic has been approved to roll out Pfizer Vaccinations. These will be available from the 27th of September. If you are aged over 12 years and wish to have a vaccine please call the Clinic on 3264 2622 to arrange an appointment.
This vaccine if fully funded so no costs will be incurred for this visit
About the vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca can prevent people from becoming ill from COVID-19. This vaccine does not contain any live SARS-CoV-2 virus, and cannot give you COVID-19. It contains the genetic code for an important part of the SARS-CoV-2 virus called the spike protein. This code is inserted into a harmless common cold virus (an adenovirus), which brings it into your cells. Your body then makes copies of the spike protein, and your immune system learns to recognise and fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The adenovirus has been modified so that it cannot replicate once it is inside cells. This means it cannot spread to other cells and cause infection.
Vaccination is voluntary and free. You can discuss any concerns or questions you have about COVID-19 vaccination with you immunisation provider and/or your GP before you receive the vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca can be used in people aged 18 and above, and is safe and effective. A very rare side effect reported after the AstraZeneca vaccine is ‘thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome’ (TTS), which involves blood clotting and low blood platelet levels. The benefits greatly outweigh the risk of this condition. TTS is more common in younger adults. So to minimise this risk, Comirnaty (Pfizer) is the preferred COVID-19 vaccine for adults under 60 years of age, and for people with past history of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (a type of brain clot), heparin induced thrombocytopenia (a rare reaction to heparin treatment), idiopathic splanchnic thrombosis (blood clots in the abdominal veins) or antiphospholipid syndrome with thrombosis.
Benefits of vaccination
COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca protects people from becoming ill from COVID-19. It particularly prevents severe illness, hospitalisation and death. The vaccine has been shown to be highly effective in both clinical trials (before it was registered for use) and in studies of people vaccinated in the ‘real world’ in England and Scotland.
COVID-19 is a serious disease which can cause serious illness in people of all ages. it has caused millions of deaths and hundreds of million of infectious worldwide. Vaccination helps protect both individual people and benefits all people in the community by reducing the spread of COVID-19.
Who can received this vaccine?
People aged 18 years and older can receive COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca.
We look forward to seeing you!
During this time and the increased enquires around the vaccines we are finding the incoming calls are increasing. We thank you all for your patience during this time. If you call the Clinic and find you are unable to get through or the lines appear busy we ask that you call back at a later time. Our reception team are working extremely hard to answer all calls as quickly as possible.
It is still vital that if you have any cold or flu symptoms that you must be tested.Upon having your test you must then self-isolate until you have a negative result or symptoms have cleared.Please ensure you advise reception if you have any symptoms prior to booking any appointments.