COVID and Flu Vaccination Clinics
Newport Doctor are running COVID vaccination clinics from 1-4pm on selected weekdays, commencing 9th April.
Stock allocation is initially very limited and bookings are essential.
Our online booking system will be activated when we receive stock.
Our doctors recommend all patients receive the COVID vaccine when they are eligible – excluding pregnant women and patients under 18 years of age. The government are monitoring the roll out very carefully and the safety of the Australian people is paramount.
Which vaccine will I receive?
The only vaccine available is the Astra Zeneca vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is not available at GP practices due to availability and storage issues.
Am I eligible?
We are part of the Phase 1b COVID vaccine rollout. This ensures the most vulnerable patients in our population are vaccinated first. Use the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker to find out whether you fall in to this group.
I would like to source the vaccine elsewhere, what do I do?
We understand some patients may wish to try another GP practice or a government-run respiratory clinic rather than wait to receive the vaccination at Newport Doctor. If this is the case, simply email the practice and request a copy of your Health Summary. This can be collected at any time prior to your appointment. You will need to bring your COVID Consent form and your Medicare card to the vaccination if going elsewhere.
Can I have the flu vaccine at the same time?
No. The minimum interval between the seasonal flu vaccine and the COVID vaccine is 14 days. The flu vaccine is available from early April. Existing patients can book online HERE. You can have the flu vaccine before your course of COVID vaccines, during or after – as long as there is a two week interval between immunisations.
When should I have the second booster COVID vaccine?
It is recommended you have a 12 week gap between doses for optimal vaccine efficacy. Our friendly team will book you in for your second dose after you have received your first dose.
We recommend you get both vaccines at the same clinic.
What do I bring to my appointment?
Please bring your COVID Consent form and Medicare card. Please do not send your form in before your appointment.
What if I do not have a Medicare card?
Temporary residents will need to attend a government run vaccination clinic to get their COVID vaccination.
What should I expect at the appointment?
You will be greeted by our friendly concierge and asked for your COVID Vaccine Consent form. One doctor and nurse team will then proceed with the vaccination. You will be required to stay in the waiting room for 15 to 30 minutes (depending on your allergy status) after your immunisation where our experienced team will monitor you for any reactions. If you experience any reactions after this time please report to the TGA and inform your GP.
How much will it cost?
There is no fee, the vaccine is government funded.
How do I get proof that I have been vaccinated?
Once you have received the vaccine our team will record your record on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). You can get proof of your vaccination status with an immunisation history status.
We anticipate the vaccine will be widely available in coming months and appreciate your patience and understanding during this process.
National Coronavirus Helpline
1800 020 080