Banyule Community Health Medical Practice is pleased to advise that we are an approved Commonwealth Government vaccination provider for the COVID-19 vaccines for current medical clients.
COVID-19 booster vaccinations are available at our medical clinic.
Booster doses are not mandatory, but they will help strengthen your immunity against COVID-19. Booster doses are free for everyone.
We have booster vaccination appointments available at Banyule Community Health for current medical clients.
You can book by calling us on 9450 2000 between 9AM and 3PM, Monday to Friday.
When speaking to our medical receptionist please advise you are wishing to book in for your ‘Pfizer Bivalent Booster Dose’ vaccine appointment.
To book your booster shot, you must provide proof of your previous dose, including the date you received it (this is on your COVID-19 digital certificate). A booster dose can only be administered six months post last COVID-19 vaccine or six months post COVID-19 infection.
For more information, visit: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/getting-your-vaccination/booster-doses
The above is in addition to people who are severely immunocompromised who are also eligible – For more information, visit: https://www.health.gov.au/news/atagi-statement-on-the-use-of-a-3rd-primary-dose-of-covid-19-vaccine-in-individuals-who-are-severely-immunocompromised
Getting ready for your appointment
Please do not come to your vaccination appointment:
- if you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
- if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19
- if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, or
- if you are in quarantine.
If you cannot make it to your vaccination appointment, please contact us on 9450 2000 to arrange a new appointment.
Vaccination clinic location
Banyule Community Health – West Heidelberg Centre
21 Alamein Road, West Heidelberg 3081
What to expect at your vaccination appointment
You should bring the following to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment:
- Medicare card, if you have one
At your appointment, you will be able to discuss any questions you have about COVID-19 vaccinations with your immunisation provider.
Tell your immunisation provider if you have any medical conditions or if you are taking any medications. Especially make sure to tell them if you:
- have had an allergic reaction to a previous dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or to an ingredient of the vaccine
- have had anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction) to other vaccines or other medicines
- have a mast cell disorder
- have a bleeding disorder or are receiving anticoagulant therapy (a blood thinner)
- are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant) or breastfeeding
- are immunocompromised (i.e. have a weakened immune system or take immune suppressing medication)
- have had COVID-19 in the past, or have ongoing illness from COVID-19
How you will receive the vaccine
You will receive the vaccine as an injection, most commonly into your upper arm muscle. You must remain in the vaccination clinic for observation for at least 15 minutes after vaccination. Depending on your medical history, you may be asked to wait in the clinic for 30 minutes.
How is the information you provide at your appointment used
For information on how your personal details are collected, stored and used visit
Acknowledgement: Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Visit the Department of Health and Aged Care website (www.health.gov.au) for more information.
Disclaimer: Although funding for these Allied Health services has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.