For patient who are eligible to receive government funded quadrivalent flu vaccine:
- all individuals aged 65 years and over
- all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over
- all children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
- all pregnant women at any time during pregnancy
- all residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facillities
- individuals aged 6 months and over with medical conditions predisposing to severe influenza infection including
1. Cardiac disease, including cyanotic congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure
2. Chronic respiratory conditions, including suppurative lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, suppurative lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic emphysema
3. Chronic neurological conditions that impact on respiratory function, including hereditary and degenerative central nervous system diseases, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, neuromusclar disorders and seizure disorders
4. Impaired immunity, including HIV, malignancy, transplatation, asplenia or splenic dysfunction and chronic steroid use
5. Children aged 6 months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy who are at increased risk of Reye syndrome following influenza infection
6. Diabetes and other metabolic disorders
7. Renal disease, especially for chronic kidney disease
8. Haematological disorders, including haemoglobinopathies
Covid 19 vaccination
Seymour Street Medical and Dental Centre, Ringwood is providing Covid-19 vaccination every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We are receiving 100 doses of Covid-19 vaccine per week from government. We are using AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. There is no other choices of Covid-19 vaccine in our clinic. People aged 60 years can receive the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. You will be required to book an appointment for Covid-19 vaccination clinic.
Please be sure you turn up for your appointment for Covid19 vaccination. As the vaccine comes in multidose vial, once it opened up, it can only lasted for 6 hours before it has to be discarded. Given the limited number of vaccines are available, it is crucial not to waste any of the vaccines.
For people aged 16-59 year old, you will be eligible for Covid 19 Pfizer vaccination. However, this will only be available in selected hospitals and vaccination centres. You can call 1800 675 398 to book an appointment or book online on coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment. For more information, please visit the website.
ATAGI recommends Covid-19 vaccine by Pfizer (Cominarty) is preferred over AstraZenaca Covid-19 vaccine in adults aged under 60 years. This recommendation is based on the increasing potentially risk of thrombosis with trombocytopenia following AstraZeneca vaccine in those under 60 years. Covid-19 vaccine AstraZeneca can be used in adults aged under 60 years where the benefits are likely to outweigh the risks for that individual and the person made an informed decision based on understanding of the risks and benefits. People who have had the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine AstraZeneca without any serious adverse effects can be given second dose, including adults under 60 years. For more information, please visit ATAG website.