Commonly Asked Questions
When will the Pfizer vaccine be available again?
Currently, all Pfizer vaccines at Sunnybank Hills Medical Centre have been allocated. Please check back regularly for updates.
Is the AstraZeneca vaccine safe?
There has been a link established between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a very rare but serious side effect called thrombosis in combination with thrombocytopenia. There is a very low chance of this side effect, which may occur in around 4-6 people in every million after being vaccinated.
In people 50 years and over, Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) continue to advise that the benefit of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine far outweighs the risks associated.
How long between AstraZeneca doses?
The recommended time is 12 weeks between the two doses.
It is important that every person who receives the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine receive the full two doses. AstraZeneca doses can be given 4 – 12 weeks apart, but the Australian Technical Advisory Group in Immunisation recommend doses should be 12 weeks apart.
Will I be immune to COVID-19 after my first shot?
Although there will be partial immunity after your first shot, you will require both doses.
What happens if I miss or delay the second dose of the vaccine?
If this happens, please contact Sunnybank Hills Medical Centre for further advice.
What do I need to bring to my vaccine appointment?
Please bring your medicare card to your vaccine appointment.
How much does the vaccine cost?
The vaccine is free to everyone.
Can I make a vaccine appointment for during the week?
We offer limited vaccine appointments during the week.