COVID-19 Vaccine update 29/03/21
Our vaccination clinics are fully booked until mid June with 1200 first doses now allocated. We have been guaranteed a supply of 100 doses per week through this period. We expect this supply to increase at some stage and we will reopen COVID-19 vaccination bookings when we have more information.
For those people who have experienced problems with our booking site, we are sorry, there have been IT challenges with the online booking provider that have been beyond our control.
We will book your follow-up second dose at the time you receive your first dose. The follow up dose is 12 weeks after your first dose.
If you are yet to secure a time for your first dose and you are in phase 1b, we are working to the best of our ability to vaccinate the community as quickly as possible and will open more COVID-19 vaccination clinics when vaccine supplies increase.
In the meantime, we recommend you book your influenza vaccination with us. We plan to run these clinics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Anyone wishing to visit an aged care facility must have evidence of immunization for the 2021 influenza vaccine by June 1, 2021. Please note you cannot have an influenza vaccine within 2 weeks of the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments for the influenza clinic can be made via our online booking service over Easter.
Please be mindful that our receptionists are experiencing a much higher than usual number of calls. They are working hard to answer your call as quickly as possible and we thank you for your patience.
The COVID-19 vaccine clinics will be conducted at the Kingswood RSL, located across the road from Crafter Medical Centre, on the corner of Belair Rd and Tutt Ave. Parking is available on site with access from Tutt Ave.
The clinics will be run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. On days 3, 8 and 42 following the vaccination, you will automatically receive an SMS survey via SmartVax asking you to report to your GP any adverse effects you may have experienced as a result of the vaccination.
Patients should first check their eligibility using the vaccine eligibility checker online before booking. At this stage we are only able to provide vaccines for those in phase 1b.
The rollout of the vaccine is constrained by the available supply of vaccines. This means the rollout of the vaccine in general practice will start slowly and then build over time. We have only been allocated a limited supply of 100 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine per week at this stage. We anticipate that this supply will increase over the next 1-2 months as it is locally produced.
As soon as supply increases, we plan to increase the capacity of our vaccination clinics.
If you have questions about the vaccination or your eligibility, please ensure you have discussed this with your GP prior to booking as the clinic is solely for vaccination.
Please be on the lookout for future email updates, or visit our website for the latest.
It’s important you determine which phase of the vaccine roll-out applies to you. You can source this information here: Vaccine eligibility checker
You will need to have a gap of at least 2 weeks between the COVID-19 vaccine and the Influenza vaccine.
For further information please visit: Getting vaccinated for COVID-19