COVID-19 Vaccine

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Daily update - Australia's COVID-19 vaccine vaccine rollout 

COVID-19 vaccination rates: by LGA, SA3 and SA4

Map of NSW vaccinations by home postcode

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics and Services 

 

You can find the vaccination clinics by suburb here

 

You can view vaccination uptake by postcode and local government area here.

You can find vaccination options via the Vaccine Eligibility Checker

CESPHN Vax at Home program 

The CESPHN Vax at Home Program has been developed for people in our community who may not be able to access a GP or vaccination hub to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. It is ONLY for those people who are housebound and not able to leave their house - their carers will also be able to be vaccinated. 

Referrals should include: name of patient, date of birth, patients residential address and contact details, name of usual GP, Medicare details, contact details of any carers.  

Contact coronavirus@cesphn.com.au for more information. 

Aboriginal Family Clinics
  • Redfern13-18, 23-25 Sept, 30 Sept – 2 Oct | National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE), 166-180 George Street, REDFERN
  • Marrickville: until 25 Sept | 10.00 am – 4.00 pm | PCYC Marrickville Steel Park, 531 Illawarra Road 
Vulnerable Population Clinics

SESLHD has vaccination clinics open this week for vulnerable communities. Priority for the Pfizer vaccine will be given to vulnerable people under 60 who live in social housing, or are experiencing homelessness, or who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or who have disability or significant health problems. AstraZeneca is available for anyone 18 years and over. No Medicare card or booking is required. 

  • St Mary’s and St Joseph’s Church 
    246 Malabar Road, South Coogee 
    Open 9.30 am – 3.00 pm, Monday 20 September – Friday 24 September 
  • St Matthew Anglican Church 
    1331 Botany Road (corner of Lord Street), Botany 
    Open 9.30 am – 3.00 pm, Monday 20 September – Friday 24 September 
  • Club River 
    32 Littleton Street, Riverwood 
    Open 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, Monday 20 September – Friday 24 September 
  • The Hub @ Lexo 
    Lexington Place, Maroubra 
    Open 9.30 am – 3.00 pm, every Friday

 

  • Eastlakes - from 20 September | Monday to Friday | 10.00am to 2.00pm |  Alf Kay Vaccination Clinic | 2 Florence Ave Eastlakes | Download the flyer - Walk-ins accepted
  • Surry Hills - from 27 September | Monday to Friday | 9.00am to 3.30pm | Flourish Australia Centre | 43 Buckingham Street Surry Hills

Pfizer clinics

 

Sydney LHD has three Pfizer vaccination clinics open this week: 

  • For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 12 and above, open 10.00 am – 4.00 pm until Saturday, September 25 
    PCYC Marrickville  
    Steel Park, 531 Illawarra Road 
    Click here to book
  • Free Pfizer vaccinations for anyone aged 16-59 
    Ultimo Community Centre 
    40 William Henry Street, Ultimo 
    Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (10.00 am – 4.00 pm) through September and October 
    Click here to book  
  • Free Pfizer vaccinations for anyone aged 16-59 
    Green Square Library 
    355 Botany Road, Zetland 
    Open 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, Friday 24 September – Sunday 26 September 
    Click here to book

 

Pop Up AstraZeneca Walk-in Clinics | No booking | No Medicare needed 
Aged care & disability clinics 

There are now COVID-19 vaccination clinics distributing Pfizer vaccination to aged care and disability in the following areas:

  • Ashfield - Monday to Friday | 9.00am to 7.00pm + Saturday & Sunday | 9.00am to 4.00pm
    260 Liverpool Street
  • Burwood - Monday to Friday | 9.00am to 4.30pm | contact 1300 542 444
    L2, 11-15 Deane Street
  • Rosebery - Monday to Sunday | 9.00am to 4.00pm
    Suite 203, 2/414 Gardeners Rd
  • Strathfield - Monday to Friday | 9.00am to 4.00pm
    9-13 Redmyre Road
  • Engadine - Monday to Sunday | 9.00am to 4.00pm 
    1034-1036 Old Princes Highway

Eligibility and booking information:

People eligible to be vaccinated through the HCA program are:  

  • NDIS participants (12 years +) 
  • NDIS Staff Members / Carers (Paid or Unpaid, 16 years +)
  • Aged Care Facility Staff (Paid or Unpaid, 16 years +) (Including ancillary staff such as chefs, cleaners etc)

Book both your second and first dose appointments at: https://22214.covidhub.com.au or alternatively scan below QR code. 

For more information contact: HealthCare Australia, 1300 542 444.

QR code to access booking link for aged care and disability COVID-19 vaccination hubs

Provider Information

Website

Resource Collection

COVID-19 Exposure

NSW Health is currently responding to a number of COVID-19 outbreaks all across NSW. Healthcare workers are at high risk of exposure to COVID-19.

To assist healthcare facilities to assess staff who have been exposed to COVID-19, refer to the Health Care Worker COVID-19 Risk Assessment Matrix.

Travel Permit

Travel registration is valid for a maximum of 14 days. If you'd like to check your travel locations and see if you need to register, enter the address you're travelling to and from in the travel registration address check.

COVID-19 vaccine clinical support
ATAGI
Product Information
Mixed (heterologous) schedules
  • ATAGI recommends completing the vaccination course with the same vaccine. Mixed schedules using 2 different vaccines to complete the primary vaccination course are only recommended in special circumstances See page 17 - ATAGI Clinical Guidance
EOI
  • Complete application form to access AstraZeneca vaccine 
  • Email to: coronavirus@cesphn.com.au
Consent
Medical exemptions
Contraindications & precautions

AstraZeneca

  • Contraindications to COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca: see page 18
  • Precautionary conditions for COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca: see page 20

Pfizer and Moderna

  • Contraindications to Comirnaty or Spikevax: see page 18
  • Precautionary conditions for Comirnaty and Spikevax: see page 18
AstraZeneca vaccine

Patient handouts

Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS)

Pfizer

Patient handout

Pericarditis and Myocarditis

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine access for people 60+

Site requirements

MBS information
PIP information
PPE
Offsite vaccinations
Patient Information
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
Missing COVID-19 vaccination records

If your COVID-19 vaccinations aren’t showing after 10 days, or can’t be updated by the provider, call the Australian Immunisation Register

Proof of COVID-19 vaccine exemption

Roadmap to freedom

Roadmap for the fully vaccinated - NSW Health

Find a clinic an book
COVID-19 vaccine information

TTS information

TTS information sheet and Risk/Benefit informaiton sheet 

Information for teens/kids
Preparing for COVID-19 vaccine
Translated resources 

 

 

Websites 
Posters
Safety Information
Anaphylaxis
Reporting Adverse Events

What is a serious adverse event?

Health professionals are required to report suspected reactions, known as adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) particularly if they are unexpected or significant.

If a patient has an immediate serious reaction or is unwell in the days after a vaccination, you must report to:

and

See also:

TGA safety reports

COVID-19 vaccine weekly safety report

Vaccine Hesitancy Tools
COVID-19 vaccine safety surveillance

 

Advice on Vaccine Errors
  • Open disclosure of the incident to the patient/parents of the patient.
  • Inform of any expected side effects and possible remedies to help with side effects.
  • The patient should be followed up by their GP- mainly as a health check, but also to maintaining the GP/patient relationship.
  • Call NSWISS (Specialist Immunisation Clinic) if clinical advice re patient symptoms is required (or send to ED if patient clinical unwell)
  • Usual incident reporting process within the Practice
  • Inform the Practice Insurer
  • Give the Patient/Parents HCCC contact details in case they want to report a complaint:
    • Business Hours: 09:00am to 18:00pm Monday to Friday
    • Office address: Level 12; 323 Castlereagh St, Sydney. NSW. 2000
    • Email: hccc@hccc.nsw.gov.au
    • Telephone: 02 92197444
  • For COVID-19 vaccinations, send an error report to VOC
  • Report as AEFI if patients has symptoms- download the AEFI TGA Reporting Form

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Training
Mandatory COVID-19 training  

In order to administer vaccines, each health professional involved in the administration of COVID-19 vaccines is required to complete the training.

COMPLETE NOW: COVID-19 Vaccination Training Program

Core modules:

  • handling and administration of COVID-19 vaccines
  • multi-dose vials
  • documentation and reporting
  • AEFIs

Additional (brand specific) modules:

  • Pfizer vaccine
  • AstraZeneca vaccine*

 *Note: General practices will be administering the AstraZeneca vaccine as part of Phase 1b

Proof of completion

Once all relevant modules are completed each participant will receive a certificate as proof of completion.

All vaccine administrators must complete the training before the roll-out at their site, and each site is required to maintain a record of completion for all practitioners at their site.

Non-Clinical COVID-19 training modules

Non-clinical modules are also available and provide training on:

  • vaccine handling
  • vaccine storage
  • communication support

These modules were designed to support practice staff including:

  • reception staff
  • administration staff
  • practice manager 
Other immunisation education

For COVID-19 vaccinerelated education modules, see Immunisation Education webpage

Digital Tools
Australian Immunisation Register

It is mandatory under the Australian Immunisation Register Act 2015 to report all COVID-vaccine encounters to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). See Australian Immunisation Register fact sheet - 14 May 2021. 

Mandatory reporting & penalties:

COVID-19 vaccine encounters should be uploaded into AIR at the time of administration, or within 24 hours, to ensure consumer immunisation information is up to date.

How to report a vaccination to the AIR:

  • Clinical software integrated with AIR (eg: Best Practice, Medical Director)
  • The new CVIP:Clinician Vaccine Integrated Platform free app, Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA)
  • Onlne AIR site accessed via PRODA/HPOS
Clinician Vaccine Integrated Platform

What is the CVIP?

Who is it for?

  • It can be used by recognised vaccination providers who do not already have clinical software that reports to the AIR. This may include medical practitioners, pharmacists, nurses and midwives. 

How do I access CVIP?

  • CVIP is free to use. It is available online through a web browser or phone app (coming soon)

Training on CVIP

CVIP consumer terms and conditions

Data Extration Tools
My Health Record

Enhancements include: 

  • a new immunisation view in the National Provider Portal
  • improved user settings for consumers
  • a reminder to update emergency contact details for consumers
Communication Materials
Multicultural communication materials

COVID-19 Glossary in languages - NSW Health Multicultural Health Communications Service

Supporting communication for the COVID-19 vaccination program - This glossary was developed to help community organisations, translators and interpreters, bilingual workers, and community leaders to better understand and communicate about vaccine development and implementation.

COVID-19 communication materials

Addressing vaccine hesitancy 

Guidelines

Posters - Department of Health

Campaign materials - Department of Health

Posters - NSW Health

Vaccination clinic locations
NSW Health Vaccination Centres 
GP Respiratory Clinics (GPRC)
General practice COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Participating general practices

Non-participating general practices

Aged Care | Indigenous | Disability

RACF

See CESPHN Immunisation - RACF webpage

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

See CESPHN Immunisation - Indigenous webpage

Disability 

Access to COVID-19 vaccines

Provider resources

In-home and community aged care recipients and workers

COVID-19 vaccination – COVID-19 vaccine information for in-home and community aged care recipients and workers

Aged 60 years and over

  • GP clinic
  • Commonwealth Vaccination Clinic (GP respiratory clinic)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Service
  • State or territory AstraZeneca vaccination clinic

Aged under 60 years

  • State or territory Pfizer vaccination clinic

Visit website to find out how to book your vaccination appointment.

Pharmacy
    This section will be updated as more information comes to hand
Websites | FAQ
Support

Support Contacts 

Need support? See COVID-19 Q&A April 2020 

Clinical Support: NSW Immunisation Specialist Service

VOC: Vaccine Operations Centre

 Commonwealth Booking Platform

Department of Health COVID-19 support: 

Translating service

  • For translating and interpreting services, call 131 450.
State vaccine centres 
  • NSW Health COVID-19 Vaccination Program hotline 1800 571 155
  • Sydney Local Health District COVID-19 Vaccination Program hotline on 1800 955 566
SLHD vaccination services on 1800‑955‑566 (8.00 am and 9.30 pm, 7 days), or email SLHD-COVIDVaxRegistration@health.nsw.gov.au.

AIR: Australian Immunisaion Register

PRODA: Provider Digital Access

CVIP: Clinician Vaccine Integrated Platform

GPRC support

  • GPRC Hotline: 02 6289 8822

Update your practices details in the Vaccine Clinic Finder 

CESPHN COVID-19 support:

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