Having a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is one way we can protect our community against coronavirus.
COVID-19 vaccines help to prevent serious illness and death from COVID-19, and they are free for everyone in Australia.
Q1 Medical is pleased to advise that we are an approved vaccination provider for the COVID-19 vaccines. We are happy to help provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and wider community.
Checking when you can receive your COVID-19 vaccine
COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out to people in phases, with those most at risk receiving their vaccinations first.
To find out when you are eligible to receive the vaccine, visit https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility and complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker. This will tell you which phase of the rollout you are in.
You can then make a booking to receive your vaccine.
Booking your COVID-19 vaccination appointment
When it is your turn to get vaccinated, you can book on our website online
Please choose the appointment type “COVID Dose 1 – Phase 1b”. You will be directed to fill in an online ‘consent form’ prior to finalising your online booking.
Make sure you book an appointment for your second dose of the vaccine on completion of the dose 1. Please check with Reception staff if you need to confirm what the timing should be between the appointments. Maximum protection against COVID-19 will not occur until after your second dose – when you are fully immunised.
Getting ready for your appointment
Please do not come to your vaccination appointment
- if you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
- if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19
- if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, or
- if you are in quarantine.
If you have had another vaccine, for example the influenza vaccination, in the 14 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.
If you cannot make it to your vaccination appointment, please contact us to arrange a new appointment.
You can also read this patient factsheet developed by the Australian Government Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-preparing-for-covid-19-vaccination
Preparing for your vaccination
Before your vaccination appointment, you should make sure your details are up to date with Medicare.
If you don’t have your account set up, you can:
- enrol in Medicare, if you’re not already enrolled.
- set up your Medicare online account if you’re enrolled in Medicare, but don’t have Medicare linked to myGov.
- get an Individual Health Identifier (IHI), if you’re not eligible for Medicare.
Vaccination day resources
- Information on COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine
- Preparing for COVID-19 vaccination
- After your COVID-19 (AstraZeneca) vaccination
After your COVID-19 vaccination, it is important that you continue to protect those around you by:
- washing your hands regularly with soap and water
- keeping 1.5m from others
- making sure the COVDSafe app is active on your phone
- staying informed about local restrictions.
GP-Led Respiratory clinics close to Q1 Hoppers & Werribee
Patient who has no Medicare card can contact the following clinics for vaccination
- Altona North Respiratory Clinic
Rear of 6/230 Blackshaws Road
Altona North, VIC 3025
Phone: 03 9393 3900 Choose Option 1
2. Thomastown Respiratory Clinic
317-319 High Street
Thomastown, VIC 3074
Phone: 03 9070 8181
3. Geelong Respiratory Clinic – Vaccination Clinic
17 Reynolds Rd
Belmont, VIC 3216
Phone: 03 5202 9355
4. Ballarat UFS Respiratory Clinic
15 Errard Street North
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Phone: 03 4311 1571