COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available
Posted on August 24, 2021All Announcements
COVID-19 vaccinations are available strictly by booked appointment only.
Astrazeneca vaccinations are available for people aged 60 years and over, for all bookings please call 8539 3232
Pfizer vaccination clinics will commence in September. If you are aged between 16-59 years and live in regional or rural South Australia you are eligible. If you would like to go on the waiting list and can attend at any time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your
1. Full Name
2. Date of Birth
4. Mobile Number
An appointment will be allocated to you and sent to you via text message. Messages received at this email address will not receive a reply email.
The COVID-19 vaccines work by preparing the body to defend itself against COVID-19.
When a person is given the COVID-19 vaccine, some of their cells will be “infected” by a dead adenovirus (common cold) carrying the DNA for the spike protein, which mimics the COVID-19 virus. The person’s immune system will then recognise this protein as foreign and produce antibodies and activate T cells (white blood cells) to attack it.
Once vaccinated, if a person comes into contact with COVID-19, their immune system will recognise it and be ready to defend the body against it having already been exposed to the vaccine.
As a result, you will be less likely to have severe COVID-19 symptoms after a vaccination.
Vaccines, like any other medication or natural therapy, can have reactions or side effects. The extent and severity of side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines are similar to those from other vaccines. You may experience minor reactions or side effects following vaccination. Most reactions or side effects last no more than a couple of days and do not require special treatment. Serious reactions like allergic reactions are extremely rare.
Common reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine include:
- tenderness, pain and swelling at the injection site
- muscle and joint pain
Some people may also experience redness at the injection site, nausea, itching at the injection site, pain in the limb, enlarged lymph nodes, difficulty sleeping or generally feel unwell.
For more information regarding the vaccination please follow the below links:
Call the National Vaccine Helpline on 1800 020 080