Covid 19 Vaccination Information

COVID 19 Vaccine Clinics

COVID-19 Vaccines have now arrived, and we are pleased to announce that they will be administered through Rowville Respiratory Clinic!

All patients over the age of 40 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine through RRC.

If over the age of 40, you can book your appointment online at hotdoc.com.au by searching for Rowville Respiratory Clinic

If you are under the age of 40, please check your eligibility using the checker found at https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility 

Please note – if you are under the age of 40 but would like the AstraZeneca vaccine, ensure you have discussed the pros and cons in your case with your doctor prior. If you would like to proceed, please book in an “over 60s” appointment.

 

WHAT TO DO PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT

1. Download the information and consent form here and bring it to your appointment. Please bring your completed Consent Form ( printed double sided if possible)

2. Ensure that you have not had a flu or any other immunisation within 14 of days of your appointment

3. Make sure that you have proof of your eligibility. That may be proof of age, a letter from your workplace (showing you work in an eligible job), a health summary from your doctor or prescriptions (that show you have a qualifying medical condition).

4. Please wear a short sleeved shirt to your appointment

 

Note that the vaccinations are done in Rowville Respiratory Clinic (the marquee at the back of Wellness on Wellington), not in the main building itself. Please drive through to the small administration tent (found at the end of the carpark furthest away from Wellington Road).

Who is eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

  • Everyone over 40
  • All health care workers, and those who work as support staff in health care settings (including  students, pharmacy, admin, cleaners, kitchen staff etc)
  • Carers for those who have a disability or are elderly – paid or unpaid – must provide proof of official carer status
  • Emergency services personnel (police, fire,  SES), corrective services,  meat processing/abattoir workers, seafood processing (does not include retail)
  • Medical conditions
      • Immune suppressive therapy
      • Past history of childhood cancer, bone marrow transplant
      • Haematological malignancies in the last 5 years, or non haematological malignancies in the last 12 months
      • Inflammatory conditions – for example SLE, Rheumatoid arthritis, Inflammatory bowel disease, and anyone being treated with DMARDs. Does not include osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
      • Primary or acquired immunodeficiency
      • Severe mental health conditions – Bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia
      • Chronic kidney disease with eGFR less than 44
      • Cardiac disease – ischaemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary hypertension, Hypertension (on 2 or more blood pressure agents)
      • Lung disease – COPD, Cystic fibrosis, Interstitial lung disease, severe asthma (NOT mild/moderate asthma)
      • Diabetes
      • BMI >40
      • Chronic liver disease
      • Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury

If you are not sure whether you qualify, please make a telehealth appointment with your doctor who can advise if you qualify and provide the necessary evidence.  ( Normal fees will apply for this appointment)