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Booster Covid-19 vaccines

November 1, 2021

We are pleased to announce Bulli Medical Practice will provide COVID-19 Pfizer booster vaccines over the coming months.

ATAGI recommends the booster vaccination to provide maximum protection against COVID-19. The booster is a safeguard against severe disease, particularly for older Australians and those in vulnerable groups.

Australia’s medicines regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, has approved the use of Pfizer vaccine for booster doses even if you had the Astra Zeneca vaccine initially.

All Australians over 18 years will be eligible for the booster vaccine six months after the date they had their second COVID 19 vaccination. The first people due for booster vaccines will be frontline healthcare workers. They mostly had Pfizer vaccines with their second dose administered in April. Next will be people living or working in residential aged care facilities and other vulnerable groups such as people with a disability.

Patients who received their second vaccine at Bulli Medical Practice will begin to become eligible in December for their boosters.

We have a steady supply of Pfizer vaccines available and will send everyone a reminder advising when they are eligible to receive their booster (based on the date you received your 2nd dose). You can call the Practice on 4284 4622 to book your booster. You can also book online by selecting the Covid-19 Vaccine Pfizer, and then selecting Covid-19 Vaccine Third Dose Pfizer when prompted.

Although not preferred, AstraZeneca can also be used as a booster dose if a significant adverse reaction has occurred after a previous mRNA vaccine dose which contraindicates further doses of mRNA vaccine (e.g., anaphylaxis, myocarditis).

Please note, we are also providing third doses of Covid-19 vaccines to severely immunocompromised people aged 12 years as per the ATAGI guidelines.