Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

AS OF MONDAY 18 DEC 2023, WE WILL BE ADMINISTERING THE MONOVALENT XBB1.5 VACCINE

 Please Note
All COVID-19 vaccine appointments are subject to eligibility criteria based on current ATAGI guidelines
We may contact you via a phone call to discuss your eligibility before your appointment

To check your eligibility, please read the current ATAGI guidelines, or refer to the table below 

Table 1. Current recommendations for further COVID-19 vaccine doses (unchanged from September 2023)

 

first 2023 dose (February 2023 guidance)*

second 2023 dose (September 2023 guidance)*

 Age

At risk#

No risk factors

At risk#

No risk factors

<5 years

Not recommended

Not recommended

Not recommended

Not recommended

5-17 years

Consider

Not recommended

Not recommended

Not recommended

18-64 years

Recommended

Consider

Consider if severe immunocompromise^

Not recommended

65-74 years

Recommended

Recommended

Consider

Consider

≥ 75 years

Recommended

Recommended

Recommended

Recommended

  • *XBB.1.5-containing vaccine preferred for all doses. For eligible children aged 6 months to 4 years, use Pfizer Original 6 month - <5 year formulation (maroon cap) as the only available formulation for this age group. Timing: 2023 vaccine doses should be given from 6 months after a person’s last dose and can be given in early 2024, pending updated advice from ATAGI.
  • #Includes those with a medical condition that increases the risk of severe COVID-19 illness (refer to the Australian Immunisation Handbook) or those with disability with significant or complex health needs or multiple comorbidities which increase the risk of poor outcomes from COVID-19. 
  • ^ For details, refer to the ATAGI recommendations on the use of a third primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine in individuals who are severely immunocompromised.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR ELIGIBILITY, PLEASE RING 94974391 TO SPEAK TO AN IMMUNISER PHARMACIST.

Please click on the COVID 19 Vaccination button below to book your Pfizer Bivalent appointment.

Covid19 vaccines and Influenza vaccine

Covid19 vaccines can be administered ON THE SAME DAY AT THE SAME TIME as the influenza vaccine. Influenza vaccine is recommended to prevent influenza and its complications.

Please click on the COVID 19 and Flu Vaccinations button below if you wish to receive your Covid 19 booster shot AT THE SAME TIME as your flu shot.

Your Appointment

Please bring photo identification and Medicare card to your appointment.

Please note that wearing a mask is required during your vaccination appointment.

Please note that demand is high for vaccination appointments. To help minimise vaccine wastage, we kindly request that you book the next available appointment on your preferred day. We would appreciate your consideration of others if you could please cancel your appointment online or ring us on 9497 4391 should you no longer need your appointment. 

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

Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment. 
Note that there is a mandatory requirement to stay in the pharmacy for 15-30 minutes after your vaccination.

You can also read this patient factsheet developed by the Australian Government Department of Health:

Information on preparing for COVID-19 vaccinations is also available in other languages