COVID-19 Vaccination Update

By August 6, 2021August 9th, 2021Uncategorized

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Due to the current limited supply of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Queensland Health needs to prioritize vaccination for people who have a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19 and those who are due for their second dose. The vaccination program will continue to be expanded as Queensland receives more supply.

Who is currently eligible for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

  • Any adult aged 16-59 years
  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 12 and over
  • People aged 12-59 with a specified underlying medical condition, including those with a disability and their carers
  • NDIS participants, their carers and support workers (aged 12 and over)
  • Pregnant women during any stage of pregnancy
  • Any worker in the following industries:
    • Residential aged care and disability care workers
    • Healthcare workers and support staff including students on clinical placement
    • Workers at airports that receive international and domestic flights
    • Queensland-based international and interstate air crew workers
    • Border workers
    • Freight workers who cross domestic borders
    • Fly-in-fly-out mining workers based in Queensland who fly or drive to work and are then accommodated on site at a mining operation within Queensland or other parts of Australia or Papua New Guinea
    • Volunteers at a COVID-19 testing or vaccination clinic
    • Maritime industry workers
    • Critical and high risk workers e.g. emergency services, corrective services, youth detention centres and meat processing businesses.
  • Household contacts (aged 12 years and older) of quarantine workers, border workers and healthcare workers who are at a higher risk of having contact with COVID-positive patients

 

PLEASE NOTE: Patients aged 60 years and over can only have the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. They are NOT eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine unless they have one of the following medical condition(s):

  • Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST)
  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)
  • Idiopathic splanchnic (mesenteric, portal or splenic) venous thrombosis
  • Anti-phospholipid syndrome with thrombosis
  • Anaphylaxis, thrombosis with thrombocytopenia or other serious adverse event attributed to the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
  • History of anaphylaxis  to a component of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
  • Other approved medical contradiction to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Please note that HHS vaccination clinics may require further information to assess eligibility and patient’s may not be vaccinated on the day of presentation if this is unavailable.

If a patient does not have any of the above medical condition(s) and/or are unable to provide relevant documentation, they will NOT be able to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at our clinic and instead will be referred to get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

More eligibility information for the COVID-19 vaccinations can be found on the QLD Health website .

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form – For patient’s who are booked in to receive a COVID-19 vaccine with us, please complete this consent form prior to your vaccination appointment.