COVID-19 Vaccine Update
June 18, 2021
The Department of Health announced yesterday that the Pfizer vaccine is now preferred for adults under 60 years.
This recommendation is based on the increased risk of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia following AstraZeneca vaccine in those under 60 years.
What if I’ve already had my first dose of AstraZeneca?
The Chief Medical Officer, Paul Kelly, states:
“Patients who have received their first dose, with no major adverse reaction, are strongly encouraged to receive their second dose of AstraZeneca as planned.”
We have administered second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to patients and staff this week and will continue to roll-out the second doses for patients over the next few months at our dedicated COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic.
Please note, if you had the first dose of AstraZeneca, it is not possible for you to have the Pfizer vaccine as your second second dose. At this time the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) has not authorised the mixing of vaccines.
If you are unsure or concerned about how to proceed with the vaccination process, please book either a Telehealth or face-to-face appointment with your GP to discuss your individual circumstances.
Where can I get the Pfizer vaccine?
Patients that are eligible for Pfizer can register via the Service NSW App or website.
Bulli Medical Practice does not currently have supply of the Pfizer vaccine, but we hope to be allocated doses in the coming months. We will keep you informed via our website and Facebook page.
The outbreak of COVID-19 in Sydney this week is an important reminder for us all to continue practicing COVID-safe behaviours. Mask wearing is now mandatory again on public transport in the Greater Sydney area, and we encourage you to wear a mask to your appointments at Bulli Medical Practice.
Please remember we still offer COVID-19 testing and a respiratory clinic for patients with fever, cold or respiratory symptoms such.