Welcome to Heathershaw's Vaccination Clinic

Phone: (03) 9509 7912

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Vaccinations and Consultations

We offer the following appointment options for booking:

 

Influenza Vaccinations

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Shingles Vaccinations (NIP and Non-NIP)

RSV Vaccinations (NEW)

Whooping Cough Vaccinations

Naturopath Consultations

 

Click on the 'Get Started' button at the bottom right corner to start your booking.

 

Please ensure eligibility for the appointment you wish to book. You can book appointments for multiple family members and vaccines in one go.

For added convenience in scheduling future vaccinations, we encourage you to create an account by Signing Up once you have booked your vaccination appointment.

During your appointment, the following will take place:

1. The vaccination assistant will conduct a safety assessment to ensure suitability for the service.

2. Any questions you may have about the service will be addressed by the vaccinator

3. It is mandatory for individuals receiving a vaccine to remain within the vicinity of the vaccination service for 15 minutes afterward. This enables our vaccinator to effectively manage any adverse events following immunization.

 

Post vaccination wait time: 15 mins

Stay protected in 2024: Your guide to COVID-19 vaccination

Ensure your ongoing protection against COVID-19 by understanding the latest vaccination guidelines for 2024. As with all vaccinations, people are encouraged to discuss the vaccine options available to them with their health practitioner. You can also use the booster eligibility tool to determine whether you are eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccination.

 

75 years and older - Recommended every 6 months.

65-74 years - Recommended at least every 12 months, but can receive every six months.

18-64 years - With severe immunocompromise: Recommended at least every 12 months, but can receive every six months. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits.
Without severe immunocompromise: Can receive every 12 months.

5-17 years - With severe immunocompromise: Can receive every 12 months.
Without severe immunocompromise: Not recommended.

Under 5 years - Not recommended.

Stay protected in 2024: Your guide to COVID-19 vaccination

Ensure your ongoing protection against COVID-19 by understanding the latest vaccination guidelines for 2024. As with all vaccinations, people are encouraged to discuss the vaccine options available to them with their health practitioner. You can also use the booster eligibility tool to determine whether you are eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccination.

 

75 years and older - Recommended every 6 months.

65-74 years - Recommended at least every 12 months, but can receive every six months.

18-64 years - With severe immunocompromise: Recommended at least every 12 months, but can receive every six months. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits.
Without severe immunocompromise: Can receive every 12 months.

5-17 years - With severe immunocompromise: Can receive every 12 months.
Without severe immunocompromise: Not recommended.

Under 5 years - Not recommended.

The cost for each influenza vaccine is $24.95

We administer the latest quadrivalent flu vaccinations

You can book up to 5 family members in one booking

Vaccinations are available for patients between 6 months of age and above

Children 15 years old and under must be supervised by a parent/legal guardian

Patients 65 years of age and above have a different influenza vaccine

Vaccine administered by qualified pharmacist immunisers and registered health practitioners

Vaccinations registered with the Australian Immunisation Registry within 24 hours

New patients are most welcome

The cost for each influenza vaccine is $24.95

We administer the latest quadrivalent flu vaccinations

You can book up to 5 family members in one booking

Vaccinations are available for patients between 6 months of age and above

Children 15 years old and under must be supervised by a parent/legal guardian

Vaccine administered by qualified pharmacist immunisers and registered health practitioners

Vaccinations registered with the Australian Immunisation Registry within 24 hours

New patients are most welcome

The cost for each influenza vaccine is $24.95

We administer the latest quadrivalent flu vaccinations

You can book up to 5 family members in one booking

Vaccinations are available for patients between 6 months of age and above

Children 15 years old and under must be supervised by a parent/legal guardian

Patients 65 years of age and above have a different influenza vaccine

Vaccine administered by qualified pharmacist immunisers and registered health practitioners

Vaccinations registered with the Australian Immunisation Registry within 24 hours

New patients are most welcome

RSV Vaccination Reccomendation

A single dose of Arexvy RSV vaccine is recommended for the following groups: 

 

All adults aged ≥75 years, who have the highest burden of RSV hospitalisation and are likely to have the greatest benefit from vaccination. 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples aged 60 to 74 years, who have a rate of RSV associated hospitalisation that is similar to non-Indigenous Australians aged ≥75 years.

Adults aged 60 to 74 years with medical conditions that increase their risk of severe disease due to RSV. 

 

All other adults aged 60 to 74 years can consider RSV vaccination. 

 

RSV vaccines can be co-administered with other vaccines for older adults, such as COVID-19, influenza, pneumococcal and recombinant zoster (Shingrix) vaccines. There is an increased likelihood of local and systemic adverse events if Arexvy is co-administered with other vaccines, but the benefits of co-administration should be weighed against this.

Shingles vaccination under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) is available for eligible people most at risk of complications from shingles. The cost per vaccine is $30.

A 2-dose course of Shingrix is available for free for:

 

1. people aged 65 years and over

2. First Nations people aged 50 years and over

3. immunocompromised people aged 18 years and over with the following medical conditions:

haematopoietic stem cell transplant

solid organ transplant

haematological malignancy

advanced or untreated HIV.

Heathershaw’s Compounding Pharmacy administers vaccinations for shingles. The cost is $310 per vaccination. Prescriptions are not required to receive this vaccine.

 

If a suitable date and time are not available, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your preferred timing.

Shingles Vaccination Recommendation

It is recommended that adults 50 years and older receive two doses of the shingles vaccine called Shingrix (recombinant zoster vaccine) to prevent shingles and the complications that arise from that disease. It is also recommended for adults over the age of 18 years who are immunocompromised. 

Two doses are recommended at least 2 to 6 months apart. 

Shingrix provides strong protection against shingles. In adults 50 years and older who have healthy immune systems, Shingrix is more than 90% effective at preventing shingles. Immunity stays strong for at least the first 7 years after vaccination.

In adults with weakened immune systems, studies show that Shingrix is 68-91% effective in preventing shingles, depending on the condition that affects the immune system.

You should have a Shingrix vaccination even if you have already:

1. Had shingles

2. Received Zostavax

3. Received Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine

 

There is no maximum age for getting Shingrix. If you had shingles in the past, Shingrix can help prevent future occurrences of the disease. You can receive Shingrix soon after a bout of shingles, provided the shingles rash has dissipated.

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory illness that can be particularly dangerous for infants and young children. While often associated with childhood, whooping cough can affect individuals of all ages, leading to severe coughing, vomiting, and complications like pneumonia.

 

Fortunately, the whooping cough vaccine offers effective protection. Here is why immunization is crucial:

 

Reduced Risk of Illness: Studies demonstrate that the whooping cough vaccine significantly reduces the risk of contracting the disease and its associated complications. Vaccination not only safeguards your own health but also protects vulnerable individuals in your community.

Long-term Protection: While childhood vaccinations provide initial protection, booster doses are recommended throughout life to maintain immunity. This is especially important for:

1. Pregnant women: Vaccination during each pregnancy protects both the mother and the newborn during their most vulnerable stage.

2. Healthcare workers and childcare providers: Regular boosters ensure they remain protected and prevent transmission to vulnerable patients and children.

3. Individuals 50 years and older: Immunity naturally declines with age, making booster doses essential for continued protection.

Safety and Efficacy: The whooping cough vaccine is well-established and widely used, with extensive safety data demonstrating its effectiveness and minimal side effects.

Accessibility and Affordability: The whooping cough vaccine is readily available through various healthcare providers and often covered by government programs, making it an accessible and affordable option for protecting yourself and others.

Taking Action: Talk to your pharmacist, or local health clinic about getting vaccinated or receiving a booster dose. They can advise you on the appropriate schedule based on your individual circumstances.

Personal Details

General Consents

Terms & Conditions

These terms apply to the administration to you of the Service from an authorised pharmacist. By consenting to receive the Service, you confirm that you have read and agreed to the following terms:
 

 I confirm and agree the following:          

  1. I am the minimum required age for receiving this service.
  2. I understand that the Service is subject to availability. 
  3. I will answer truthfully if the pharmacist asks for specific information about my health, past vaccinations or other conditions that may affect my participation.
  4. The Service provider and its employees, agents, sub-contractors, directors and related bodies corporate will not be responsible for any injury, loss or damage you suffer from the Service (except where liability cannot be excluded by law).          

Precautions and Contraindications - For Vaccination Services

I have read and understand information on precautions, contraindications and side effects (listed in each CMI and below), am aware of and accept any risks associated with the Vaccination and to my knowledge I do not suffer from any condition or circumstance that prevents me from having the Vaccination or makes it unsafe for me and agree to tell the Service provider prior to vaccination, if I:-

  • have had an allergic reaction to any previous vaccine
  • have recently had any other vaccine in the past 7 days (e.g. COVID-19 vaccine) 
  • are allergic to the active ingredients or any other ingredients in the vaccines
  • are suffering from an acute illness (e.g. an infection) or have a temperature higher than 38.5ºC  
  • have or have had an immune response or low immunity problem e.g. a disorder, corticosteroid, cyclosporin or cancer treatment (including radiation therapy)  
  • have or had allergies or allergic reactions e.g. itchy rash/hives, swelling of face, lips, mouth or tongue  
  • have a bleeding problem or bruise easily  
  • have ever fainted before, during or after having an injection  
  • have a known allergy to egg protein  
  • have a known allergy to latex, foods, preservatives or dyes  
  • intend to become pregnant, are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • have or have had Guillain-Barre Syndrome (an illness which affects the nervous system and can cause severe muscle weakness or paralysis) after getting a flu vaccine.

I understand that having one of these issues may not prevent me from having the vaccination, but having a discussion with the pharmacist beforehand will allow me to make an informed choice about vaccination.

I will immediately inform the pharmacist of any adverse changes I experience in the course of participating in the Vaccination or afterwards, including (but not limited to): discomfort, pain, dizziness, shortness of breath, wheezing, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body.

I understand that as part of receiving the Vaccination, the Service provider must securely submit a record of my Vaccination to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

I understand that having one of these issues may not prevent me from having the flu vaccine, but having a discussion with the nurse beforehand will allow me to make an informed choice about vaccination. 

 

Side effects   

I understand that, like all medicines, these vaccines may have some mild side effects, such as pain, tenderness, redness, swelling, bruising and hardness at the injection site, flu-like symptoms such as headaches, muscles aches, sore throat, cough, fever and chills/shivering or other symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea.

I understand that these symptoms do not mean I am sick, they are most likely to be my body’s natural response to the vaccine. The vaccine cannot give me an illness as it does not contain any live virus. The vaccine is generally well tolerated however I should stay close by so that the pharmacist can keep an eye on me for 15 minutes after the vaccine.
                

Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Reporting 
                
The Australian Government has introduced laws to ensure that every Australian can access their vaccination history through a safe and secure register. Vaccination providers must now report information in relation to vaccinations administered both within and outside Australia. To facilitate this reporting we may need to collect some additional personal information from you such as your Medicare details (if applicable) in order to submit a record of your Vaccination to the AIR.
                

 
Please answer all the questions ( scroll up you might have missed some questions ).

Eligibility Questionnaire