Covid Vaccines at Glebe Family Medical Practice

Children Pfizer Vaccines

(We do not take bookings for new patients)

From the 10th January, children aged 5-11 years will be eligible for their first dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine.

Children will be eligible to receive a paediatric formulation of Pfizer of 10mcg (0.2mL). This equates to a third of the recommended 30mcg dosage for people aged 12 and over.

Children are required to have two doses of the paediatric vaccine, given 8 weeks apart. In certain situations, children are able to receive their second dose from 3 weeks after their first. These situations include:

  • an outbreak response
  • prior to the initiation of significant immunosuppression
  • before international travel

For more information on paediatric Pfizer vaccination, please click here. To book an appointment, please click here.

Booster Vaccines

ATAGI has announced an update regarding booster Covid vaccines.

You are eligible for a booster dose at Glebe Family Medical Practice if:

  • you are 18 years and older, and
  • it has been 4 months or more since you received your second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine (Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna).
  • you have a valid Medicare card.

Pfizer or Moderna are recommended as a single booster dose, regardless of the primary COVID-19 vaccine used.

As of current, you are not eligible for a booster vaccine if:

  • it has been less than 4 months since your second dose of a Covid vaccine
  • you are 12-17 years old
  • you are severely immunocompromised and have already had a third dose

Are you severely immunocompromised?

The Government has announced that people who are severely immunocompromised should consider getting a 3rd dose of a Covid vaccine from 2 months after their 2nd dose.

Immunocompromised patients include those who have certain medical conditions or who are undergoing medical treatments such as:

  • Blood-related cancers, such as leukemia (current)
  • Current active treatment for cancer (or if you were undergoing treatment when you had your 1st or 2nd dose)
  • Recipients of a solid organ transplant with immunosuppressive therapy
  • Stem-cell transplant recipients or chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy within 2 years of transplantation.
  • Anyone taking the following immunosuppressive medications:
    • Mycophenolate, methotrexate (>0.4 mg/kg/week), leflunomide, azathioprine (>3mg/kg/day), 6-mercaptopurine (>1.5 mg/kg/day), Cyclophosphamide, Cyclosporin, Tacrolimus, high dose corticosteroid treatment equivalent to >20mg/day of prednisone for 14 days in a month, abatacept, eculizumab, alemtuzumab, or fingolimod.

OR multiple immunosuppressants where the cumulative effect is considered to be severely immunosuppressive

  • Primary immunodeficiency conditions including combined immunodeficiency and syndromes, major antibody deficiency (e.g., common variable immune deficiency (CVID) or agammaglobulinemia), defects of innate immunity (including phagocytic cells), defects of immune regulation, complement deficiencies and phenocopies of primary immunodeficiencies.
  • HIV with CD4 counts <250>
  • Long term renal dialysis

If none of the above conditions apply to you, you are currently not eligible and do not require 3rd dose.

If you are not sure if you are eligible for a booster vaccine, we recommend that you book a telehealth appointment with your GP.

For further information on booster vaccines, please click here

 

Wanting to get your first dose?

Glebe Family Medical Practice is more than happy to vaccinate you with your first dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca.

If you are a new patient, you can book online by clicking here. Unfortunately, we cannot book new patients in for a Covid vaccine over the phone. If you are an existing patient, you can also book online or you can call our friendly reception staff who will be able to assist you.

Glebe Medical Services

We offer quality and comprehensive health care to all age groups in our community. This includes preventive health care, antenatal care and paediatrics (including childhood immunisation), women’s health, family planning, men’s health, travel health, minor surgical procedures, chronic disease management, mental health and counselling.

Our Glebe medical practice is fully GPA accredited – we meet the rigorous RACGP standards for general practices in Australia.

We are an accredited travel immunisation centre so we can give you advice and the right vaccines for your trip including Yellow Fever vaccination. Here’s more about travel vaccinations at Glebe Medical

Covid-19 Vaccination

We provide Covid-19 vaccinations, information and Covid-19 related support. Read here for the latest vaccination updates.

Family Immunisations

We take into account your full history and recommend the immunisation program we think is right for you and your family.

Travel Immunisation

Traveling overseas? Visit us for vaccinations that can protect you and your family against area-related illnesses.

Glebe Family Medical Practice

114 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
NSW 2037

114 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037

Monday to Friday: 7:30am-6:00pm

Saturday: 8:30am-12:30pm

Sunday and public holidays: Closed

After Hours Medical Service

For after hours medical services, please visit Balmain General Practice Casualty

29 Booth Street Balmain NSW 2041

8am-10pm, 7 days per week

After Hours Home Visit

Regular patients of our practice can ring the Sydney Medical Co-operative Service for an after hours home visit.

68 Anderson Ave, Panania NSW 2213

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week