The vaccine rollout ramped up this week, with some GPs and respiratory clinics joining NSW health hubs in offering Pfizer to eligible patients, while others are still offering AstraZeneca exclusively.
As local GPs continue to report some confusion around access to the rollout, here is your definitive guide to who is eligible, where they can book and what they can get.
Where can you get Pfizer?
Over the next week, Pfizer will be available for eligible patients from the following Wagga clinics and hubs, all of whom are already providing AstraZeneca:
- The Federal Respiratory Clinic at the Glenrock Country Practice from Monday July 5
- Wagga Base Hospital Hub ongoing
- Wagga Wagga Medical Centre from Wednesday, July 7
- St George Family Medical Centre from Monday July 12
- Blamey Street Surgery from Monday, July 12
Where can you get AstraZeneca?
The following GPs and clinics are currently providing AstraZeneca vaccinations in Wagga:
- Kooringal Medical Centre
- Dr Duncan's rooms
- KRS Health Family Medical
- Trail Street Medical Centre
- Estella Medical & Dental Centre (for existing patients)
- Morgan St Healthcare Clinic
- Peter Street Medical Centre
- Glenrock Country Practice, The Rock
- Trinity Medical Centre
- Kincaid Medical and Dental Centre
- Kooringal Medical Centre
Who is eligible for Pfizer?
Since ATAGI reviewed the official health advice, Pfizer is now preferred and available for all eligible patients under 60.
"Eligible patients" include anyone aged 40-59, as well as quarantine and border workers, health care workers, aged care and disability care residents and staff, defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing workers.
Anyone aged over 16 with an underlying medical condition, a significant disability or an outwards travel exemption is eligible, as are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Who is eligible for AstraZeneca?
Everybody over 16 is eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine. The vaccine is, however, preferred for over 60s. Anyone under 60 who has already received their first dose of the vaccine without experiencing serious health effects is recommended for a second jab.
Updated advice now also allows anyone under 60 who consults with a GP regarding the risk of blood clots to volunteer for an AstraZeneca jab, and they can book in at any Wagga clinic, with the exception of the Wagga Base Hospital hub.
The new advice is mainly being picked up by under 40s who are not eligible for any other vaccine, with reports from Wagga GPs indicating uptake is increasing among the age group.
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