COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available

Posted on March 11, 2021

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COVID-19 vaccinations are available from Monday March 22, 2021 for people eligible under Phase 1a, 1b &2a at Southside Clinic. The vaccination clinic will run from 9.00am - 1.40pm Monday to Friday and is strictly by booked appointment only.

For all bookings please call 8539 3232

When am I eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination?

The COVID-19 vaccines work by preparing the body to defend itself against COVID-19.

When a person is given the AstraZeneca 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
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • muscle and joint pain
  • chills
  • fever.

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.

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For more information regarding the vaccination please follow the below links:

SA Health Covid-19 Vaccinations

Australian Government Health Website

Call the National Vaccine Helpline on 1800 020 080


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