COVID-19 Vaccinations Available Now!
We are a COVID-19 vaccination provider
Southport Doctors is pleased to advise that we are an approved vaccination provider for the COVID-19 vaccines. We are happy to help provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and wider community.
Vaccine AstraZeneca and Pfizer are the available COVID-19 vaccines at Southport Doctors. These vaccines, as is the case with all COVID-19 vaccines, can prevent people from becoming ill from COVID-19.
Vaccination is voluntary and free. You can discuss any concerns or questions you have about COVID-19 vaccination with your immunisation provider and/or your GP before you receive the vaccine.
Who is eligible?
All age groups are now eligible for vaccination.
Pfizer is recommended for ages 12 and over. AstraZeneca is also available for those who would prefer it.
The benefits of vaccination still greatly outweigh the risk of this condition regardless of your age and the vaccine you receive.
Why you should consider getting vaccinated
Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine protects people from becoming ill from COVID-19. This vaccine has been shown to be highly effective in preventing serious complications from the virus involving severe illness, hopsitalisation and death.
Vaccination helps protect both individual people and also benefits all people in the community by reducing the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Vaccines are designed to better equip our immune systems to fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus that causes COVID-19.
It is important to understand that the COVID-19 vaccine cannot give you COVID-19, because the vaccine does not contain any live SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Booking your COVID-19 vaccination appointment
Your COVID-19 vaccinations are covered by Medicare and at no cost to you.
The COVID-19 vaccines require two doses several weeks apart. We do advise booking in for your first and second dose of the vaccine at the same time.
There are several ways you can book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment at Southport Doctors:
- Call us on 5531 3205
- Online at HotDoc – Click here.
- Complete an enquiry form on this page
- Come in to our practice at 62 Davenport Street, Southport and we will see you as soon as we can (please note pre-booked appointments are recommended)
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 have had another vaccine in the 14 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.
If you cannot make it to your vaccination appointment, please contact us to arrange a new appointment.
Book An Appointment
Please fill in the online enquiry form to ask a question or request an appointment.
Having a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine available for everyone in Australia will help protect you, your family and your community from coronavirus. To find out more, visit the Australian Government Department of Health website by clicking the link below.