COVID Vaccine

BOOKINGS FOR COVID VACCINATION


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WRC vaccination clinic will be providing COVID-19 vaccinations for all people in the Wellington Shire, aged over 50 from Monday 3rd May 2021.  The clinic has the capacity to provide mass vaccinations


WRC Vaccination Centre

 

In order to receive free COVID vaccine you will need to

  1. Check your eligibility to receive COVID Vaccine. There is significant demand for safe and effective vaccines to end the COVID-19 pandemic. As vaccines become available, they will go to people in higher risk groups.
  2. Make a booking: If you are eligible, then  make a booking on the HOTDOC booking system (follow the link provided below). If you are using HOTDOC first time, you will need to create a log-in account.
  3. Complete your registration online: You are required to complete online registration form, before your appointment for COVID Vaccine. If you have difficulty registering yourself please seek help from family or friends.
  4. Arrive for vaccination: At your appointment time, please present to WRC Vaccination Centre. (Located adjacent to Inglis Medical Centre Car Park) There are signs to direct you to the vaccination area.
  5. Parking:  Please be mindful, due to high volume of traffic, parking may be limited. There are multiple parking spots along Guthridge Parade, a short walk to Inglis Medical Centre. Please do not park on Inglis street to avoid traffic congestion.

COVID Vaccination for 50 years and younger

If you are 50 years of age or older, you can still receive your AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
If you are an adult aged under 50 years, you should only receive a first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine where the benefit of receiving the vaccine clearly outweighs the risk in your individual circumstance. You may wish to discuss your individual benefit-to-risk balance with your doctor.
Generally, if you have not already received a first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, then the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is preferred in adults aged under 50 years.
Information about how to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available on the Department of Health website shortly.
If you would like to talk about this with your doctor, please make an appointment with your GP.

 

What happens after I am vaccinated for COVID-19?

You may experience minor side effects following vaccination. Most side effects last no more than a couple of days and you will recover without any problems.

Common reactions to vaccination include:

  • pain, redness and/or swelling where you received the needle
  • mild fever
  • headache.

Serious reactions such as allergic reactions are extremely rare. They usually occur within 15 minutes of receiving a vaccine. After you receive your vaccine, you should wait this amount of time before you leave to ensure your safety in case a reaction occurs.

COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effect Checker

The COVID-19 vaccine side effects symptom checker is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult a medical professional for serious symptoms or emergencies.

For specific advice about side effects from different doses of vaccines, ask your doctor or health care professional.

See your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible or go directly to a hospital if:

  • you have a reaction that you consider severe or unexpected
  • you are concerned about your condition after vaccination.

For any more information about COVID Vaccine please visit Department of Health information website:

COVID Vaccine Information


COVID Vaccine Rollout

COVID 19 Vaccines: How will they work