Covid19 Vaccines

Covid Vaccine Update

Ranford Medical Centre has been approved as a facility to administer the Astra Zeneca Covid19 vaccine as part of Phase 1b.  Initially, there will be a very limited supply for eligible patients, but we anticipate increased availability from late April / early May.

To check your eligibility, the following link will take you to the Department of Health website, where you can see in which phase you will be able to receive your vaccine.

https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

Phase 1b will include

  • Elderly adults aged 70 and over
  • Health Care Workers
  • ATSI people aged >55
  • Younger adults with an underlying medical condition, including those with a disability (see conditions below)
  • Critical and high risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing.

 

Phase 1b Underlying Conditions

Chronic renal (kidney) failure with a eGFR of <44ml/min – Does NOT include mild-moderate chronic kidney disease.

Heart diseaseIncluding Ischaemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies and pulmonary hypertension.

Chronic lung diseaseIncluding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease.  Does not include mild or moderate asthma.

Diabetes

Severe obesity with a BMI > 40kg/m2

Chronic liver disease

Some neurological conditions Including Stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinsons disease, cerebral palsy.  Generally not inclusive of migrane or cluster headaches.

Poorly controlled blood pressure (defined as two or more pharmacologic agents for blood pressure control, regardless of recent readings).

Those with Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury

 

The Covid vaccine will be eligible free of charge for patients without Medicare by attending a Respiratory Clinic during your eligible phase.

 

Appointments

Appointments will be available closer to our release date.  Please continue to check our website for more information.  Patients will be able to book through our website, Health Engine or by calling reception on 08 9456 0800.

 

Ongoing Vaccine Rollouts

Phase 2a

  • Adults aged 50-69 years
  • ATSI people aged 18 – 54
  • Other critical and high risk workers.

 

Phase 2b

  • Balance of adult population

 

Phase 3

  • <18 years if recommended.

 

For more up to date information, please visit https://www.health.gov.au/