COVID-19

Vaccination is the most effective way to protect against infectious diseases. Vaccines strengthen your immune system by training it to recognise and fight against specific viruses. When you get vaccinated, you are protecting yourself and helping to protect the whole community.

COVID-19 Vaccinations are available at GPC.  The vaccination will only be available through our COVID vaccine clinics, not during a routine appointment.

All COVID-19 Vaccines must be made online. We are unable to book your appointment over the phone.

If you are eligible, you can book a vaccine appointment here.

If you do not hold a current Medicare Card you can access the Covid-19 Vaccine at a Respiratory Clinic (GPRC).

Updates will be also posted in the NEWS section of this website.

What happens when I get the vaccine?

  1. Determine your eligibility – to do this you can use the Vaccine Eligibility Checker.
  2. Book your appointment online in our Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics.
  3. Come in for your appointment. Vaccination involves a needle in your arm. You need to be vaccinated twice, at the currently recommended schedule according to the brand of Vaccine you are eligible for. The current vaccines available in Australia are the Astra Zeneca (AZ) or the Pfizer Vaccine. You need to have the same brand of vaccine both times.  Following your vaccination, you will be required to wait at the clinic for 15-30 minutes so that you can be monitored for any reactions.
  4. As with any vaccine, some people may experience side effects such as a sore arm, headache or fever. These side effects are usually mild and don’t last for long, but please tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that worry you.
  5. You must book both vaccination appointments at the same time – Bookings are only available online.
  6. Come in for your second injection at the appointment time that has been booked.

Vaccine eligibility

This information is subject to change

  • Everyone in Australia will be offered a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Please refer to the Department of Health’s Vaccine Eligibility Checker for more information.

Potential side effects

You may experience some 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.

Some people will experience more significant flu-like symptoms from the vaccine compared to other common vaccinations and may need time away from normal activities.

For more information about what to expect after your COVID-19 Vaccination:

After your AstraZeneca Vaccine

After your Pfizer Vaccine

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.

Use the COVID-19 vaccine side effects symptom checker if you have concerns about any symptoms after your vaccine. The checker is also available through the National Coronavirus Helpline, 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day.

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.

How do I get proof of my COVID-19 Vaccination?

You can get a COVID-19 digital certificate or your immunisation statement to show proof of your vaccine

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT PRINT CERTIFICATES FOR YOU AT GENERAL PRACTICE CREMORNE

Find the best way to get proof for your situation by clicking here: Getting Proof of your COVID-19 Vaccination