COVID-19 vaccine appointments are NO LONGER being offered at HealthMint
Given the significant decrease in demand for COVID-19 vaccination since the beginning of the year our clinical team has decided to cease offer COVID-19 vaccination appointments at HealthMint. This is to avoid extensive wastage of doses and ensure that our GPs and nurses are available to our exisiting and new patients.
If you haven’t yet been vaccinated for COVID-19 and would like to be, or are newly eligible for a booster dose click below to find a vaccination clinic.
How to stay informed regarding COVID-19 vaccine updates
Due to an increase volume of calls we ask that you please DO NOT PHONE THE CLINIC to ask about COVID-19 Vaccinations. Up to date information is readily available on the Department of Health website.
FAQ’s about the COVID-19 Vaccine
From the Department of Health
What brands of COVID-19 Vaccines will be available in Australia?
Australia is currently using three COVID-19 vaccines in the national rollout: Pfizer (Comirnaty), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax) and Novavax.
Australia’s independent medicines regulator, the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA), has strict standards for reviewing possible COVID-19 vaccines. They only approve vaccines that have been assessed for safety and effectiveness.
The TGA will continue to check every batch of the vaccines for quality and watch out for any adverse events after the vaccination. Right now, the best thing you can do is stay up to date with information from trusted sources and continue with your COVIDSafe practices.
Who will be eligible to receive the vaccine?
The Australian Government has announced that COVID-19 vaccination eligibility has been expanded, and will be available and free for all people living in Australia, including:
- all Medicare-eligible Australians
- all visa-holders, including refugees, asylum seekers, temporary protection visa holders, and those on bridging visas
- people currently residing in detention facilities, including those whose visas have been cancelled.
Due to the current funding model, people who are not eligible for Medicare will be unable to receive the vaccine through a general practice clinic. Access will be via state/territory managed vaccination clinics. Further details will be shared when available.
While the Australian Government strongly supports vaccination, it is not mandatory and individuals may choose not to vaccinate.
How to keep your community safe
To keep you and your community safe you should continue to:
- Stay 1.5 metres away from other people and avoid physical contact with people outside your household.
- Stay home if you feel unwell and get tested for COVID-19. You must stay at home until your results come back negative.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or hand sanitiser.
- Always cough or sneeze into your arm or a tissue and put the tissue in the bin straight away. Wash or sanitise your hands afterwards.
- Get one of the available COVID-19 vaccines (unless contraindications or exemptions apply).