We are a COVID-19 vaccination clinic
Yarra Medical is happy to announce that we are an approved provider of COVID-19 vaccinations. We now have available the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine for those aged 12 years and over.
The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for those aged 12 years and over
There’s a lot of information out there and much of it is changing frequently. Trying to keep up with what vaccination is most appropriate for you isn’t easy. The important thing to note is that the Pfizer vaccine is the only one approved for those aged between 12 and 17 years. Anyone, therefore, aged 12 years and older can now receive the Pfizer vaccine with a valid Medicare card.
Book now for your Pfizer Vaccine appointment
Pfizer vaccines are now available for anyone 12 years and older. To make a booking with Yarra Medical to receive your first or second Pfizer vaccine dose, please click on the link below.
You need two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, three to six weeks apart. You can make an appointment for your second dose when you come in for your first dose appointment.
What to do before your appointment
Before you come in for your appointment, please complete the following form and bring it with you:
You must also bring a valid Medicare card and photo ID.
What to expect during your appointment
The Pfizer vaccine is administered as an injection in your upper arm muscle. After receiving your injection, we ask that you remain in the clinic for 15 minutes so we can observe you and ensure you have no serious, adverse reactions. Depending on your medical history, we may ask you to wait for 30 minutes.
You can make an appointment with any of our GPs to discuss any concerns you have about the vaccines for COVID-19.
Please don’t come in for your appointment if…
- You are feeling unwell with a fever, cough, runny nose or any other symptoms that may be from COVID-19.
- You are waiting for a COVID-19 test result.
- You have tested positive for COVID-19.
- You are a close contact of a person with COVID-19.
- You are currently in quarantine.
If you have received another vaccination within 14 days prior to your appointment, please get in touch with our friendly team as we may have to reschedule.
What to expect after a Pfizer vaccination
Side effects are a possibility with all vaccines. Common side effects for the Pfizer vaccine include:
- Pain or swelling at the injection site
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
Less common side effects are:
- Redness or itching at the injection site
- Limb pain
- Enlarged lymph nodes
As with all vaccines, the side effects are usually mild and go away of their own accord within a couple of days. Some people may experience more severe, flu-like reactions to the vaccine and may require some time off work or away from normal activities. With Pfizer, these reactions are more common after the second dose.
If you experience pain at the injection site or fever and body aches, you can use paracetamol or ibuprofen to help reduce these symptoms.
About the Pfizer vaccine
The Pfizer vaccine contains genetic code for the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Using this genetic code, your body creates copies of the spike protein, which helps your immune system learn to recognise and fight COVID-19. The Pfizer vaccine does not contain any live virus, which means it cannot give you COVID-19.
Pfizer vaccine near me
We have clinics in Abbotsford and Richmond, so if you live in Melbourne and want to receive the Pfizer vaccine, you’ll find us conveniently located. Our online booking system is simple to use and we’re currently administering the Pfizer vaccine to anyone aged 12 and over who has a valid Medicare care and photo ID.