Given the current outbreak of the Delta variant of Covid-19 in Sydney, GFMP strongly encourages our patients to consider getting vaccinated with the AstraZeneca Vaccine. AstraZeneca is highly effective at preventing serious illness and is the recommended vaccine for all people aged >60 years.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) now recommends that all individuals aged 18 years and above in the greater Sydney area should strongly consider getting vaccinated with any available vaccine including AstraZeneca. This is on the basis of the increasing risk of Covid-19 and ongoing constraints of Comirnaty (Pfizer) supplies.
If you are wanting to be vaccinated, please visit the NSW Health vaccine eligibility checker to determine your eligibility. This will determine which vaccine you are eligible for.
Patients are encouraged to review the risks and benefits of vaccination before making a decision. If you have any questions or concerns, we recommend that you book a telehealth appointment with a GP beforehand who will be able to assist you.
As of the 9th of August 2021, patients aged between 12-15 years old with specific medical conditions or who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are eligible to receive a Pfizer vaccine. We will be contacting our existing patients in this age group who qualify for vaccination to book an appointment. For more information, please click here
At this stage, GFMP are not accepting new patients for vaccinations. Please contact your regular GP or other resources.
For all recent updates, please visit the NSW Health latest Covid-19 updates.
GFMP are vaccinating our patients who are 60+ years of age with the AstraZeneca vaccine. We currently have available appointments through our online booking system. Patients who are under 60 years of age can also book an appointment online to receive their AstraZeneca vaccination. GFMP suggests that these patients review the risks and benefits of vaccination before making a decision.
Once you have booked an appointment online, you will be sent a confirmation SMS with your appointment time and date. You will also receive a link to your Covid-19 vaccination consent form. Please ensure that you complete this before you attend for your appointment. The day before your appointment you will receive an SMS reminding you of your appointment time.
If you are no longer able to attend your vaccination appointment, GFMP asks that you please cancel your appointment ahead of time to allow other members of the community to take your place and be vaccinated.
If you have already had your first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine without any severe side effects, the current advice is that you should receive the second dose of the same vaccine. It is not recommended that you mix-and-match vaccine types.
It is now recommended that the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine be administered from 6 weeks after the first dose. You will be sent an SMS 2 weeks before you are due for your second dose telling you that you can book in. You do not need to complete a consent form for the second dose.
HealthDirect provides a Covid-19 vaccine side effect checker where you can see whether or not you are having an adverse reaction to a vaccine. You can also click here to view a factsheet of what to expect after your AstraZeneca vaccination.
Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccine
GFMP are only vaccinating eligible patients based off the NSW Health guidelines with the Pfizer vaccine. This includes the following:
- All adults aged 40-59
- People aged 16-39 years who are:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- NDIS participants and carers of NDIS participants
- People diagnosed with a disability attending centre-based services such as day programs or supported employment
- Carers of a person with a disability or an elderly person
- Living with an underlying medical condition that increases their risk of severe COVID-19 (see ATAGI clinical guidance)
- Residents and staff of disability group homes
- Critical and high risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing
- Health, aged or disability care workers including administrative staff in health care settings
- Quarantine and border workers and their household contacts
- At risk children with specific medical conditions and/or who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
You are also eligible if you are pregnant.
For further information regarding eligible groups, please click here.
GFMP are required to follow Government guidelines and therefore cannot vaccinate those who are >60 years of age with the Pfizer vaccine.
If you have been told by the vaccine eligibility checker that you are eligible for Pfizer and you are aged 16-39 years, it is required that you bring proof of eligibility to your appointment. Failure to do this may result in your appointment being cancelled.
We are currently accepting Pfizer vaccinations bookings through our online booking system. Once you have booked an appointment online, you will be sent a confirmation SMS with your appointment time and date. You will also receive a link to your Covid-19 vaccination consent form. Please ensure that you complete this before you attend for your appointment. The day before your appointment you will receive an SMS reminding you of your appointment time.
When booking your Pfizer vaccine online, you are required to book an appointment for your second dose 6 weeks after the first dose. You will also receive a confirmation SMS for this appointment at the time of booking.
HealthDirect provides a Covid-19 vaccine side effect checker where you can see whether or not you are having an adverse reaction to a vaccine. You can also click here to view a factsheet of what to expect after your Pfizer vaccination.