Appointments are subject to stock availability. We stock the AstraZeneca vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is NOT available. Due to the large volume of calls, our reception staff are unable to answer each inquiry personally.
All people 50+
- Attend East Ringwood Clinic (or a vaccination centre) for your vaccination. AstraZeneca is recommended for this demographic and can be given at East Ringood Clinic
Eligible patients under 50 years old:
- The Pfizer vaccine has been recommended by ATAGI as the preferred vaccine for people under the age of 50 years. The Pfizer vaccine is NOT availabe at East Ringwood Clinic.
We have found the Northern Health Covid-19 Vaccination Program, has been and excellent and convenient way to book online for the Pfizer vaccine (under 50's only).
Appointment Bulk Billed. Government funded vaccines are free for eligible patients. Private vaccines $15.
Making a booking
Due to the mass numbers of vaccination required over a short time frame, we are automating the booking process as much as possible. Bookings will be taken via our electronic booking platform, HotDoc. You may access this via our website, or by downloading the HotDoc App to your Android or iPhone. New patients will need to register first. Links to Registration and Bookings are above.
If you have difficulty using the internet or smart phones, please ask a friend or family member to make your booking. Our reception staff simply will not have the time to manually make bookings for the volume of appointments we expect.
If you have exceptional circumstances that prevent you from making an electronic booking, or special needs that require attention, please make a phone appointment and discuss these matters with your doctor.
All Covid-19 Vaccinations will be performed in dedicated vaccination appointments, and not opportunistically as part of routine consultations about other matters.
Appointment availability is based on our practice’s vaccine stock levels. We appologise in advance if appointments are temporalily unavailable from time to time due to lack of stock.
Eligibility and consent for Covid-19 Vaccines
During the booking process you will be screened for eligibility, and provided with a digital consent form to complete.
Extensive information about eligibility, and the nature of the Covid-19 Vaccine are available from the Department of Health.
Additionally, please find the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) summary: cmi-approved-covid19-vaccine-az
Covid-19 Vaccine - Still have questions?
If you still have questions / concerns after viewing the information from the Department of Health, please book a phone consultation with your doctor to discuss these matters.
On the day of your vaccination, your immuniser will doublecheck your suitability for the vaccine before giving it to you. There will not, however, be time for extended discussion and education. It is important, therefore, that you are confident to proceed and have completed the consent form before attending your booking.
Covid-19 Vaccine - Side effects
The Department of Health TGA states:
"Vaccines, like any medication, can have side effects. Side effects are usually minor and temporary. Common ones include low-level fever and pain or redness where the injection was given. More information about each vaccine is provided in the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) leaflet, which you can find on our website at www.ebs.tga.gov.au."
If you experience a serious or worrisome side effect (also known as an adverse event) to a COVID-19 vaccine, you should seek advice from a health professional.
If you think you may have adverse events / side effects, lodge a report online to the TGA
Checking / obtaining your immunisation history
After receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, you will be provided with an Immunisation summary. If you need a formal record of your immunisation history, you may obtain your Immunisation History Statement through
- My Health Record, or alternatively through your Medicare account, either through MyGov or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.
- The AIR or Medicare, and they can print out a summary and send it to you through the post. Postal delivery of the immunisation history can take up to 14 days to arrive.