Vaccinations - Pardeys

Vaccination Services

Pardeys Pharmacy can provide Moderna (spikevax) Covid-19, Flu, Whooping Cough & MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccines. They are given by our qualified Pharmacist Immunisers without the need for a prescription, in a private consulting room.

Book your appointment at Pardeys Belmont Village ph: 5244 0933, or Pardeys Eastbrooke ph: 5243 4761

Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and the community against infectious diseases. Vaccines tell your body's immune system how to protect you from an infection before you come into contact with the virus or bacteria. Vaccines are appropriate for most people; some of us are at higher risk of disease complications and may be eligible under the National Immunisation Program for subsidised vaccines:

COVID-19

Moderna is a vaccine that can prevent people from becoming ill from COVID-19. Two doses are required, usually given 4-6 weeks apart (in special circumstances the interval may be longer). The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine does not contain any live virus, and it cannot give you COVID-19. It contains the genetic code for an important part of the SARS-CoV-2 virus called the spike protein. After getting the vaccine, your body makes copies of the spike protein. Your immune system will then learn to recognise and fight against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19. The genetic code is broken down quickly by the body.

To prevent COVID-19, everyone who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine should get vaccinated, with a few exceptions specified in this information sheet. Vaccination is voluntary. 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.

To book your appointment on the following website https://healthengine.com.au

Benefits of the vaccine

Very large clinical trials have shown that Moderna is effective in preventing COVID-19 in people aged ≥12 years and older. Adults who had two doses of Moderna were about 94 percent less likely to become ill from COVID-19 than people who did not get the vaccine. The vaccine was also effective in people aged over 65 years (86%) and in adolescents aged 12-17 years.

Protection against COVID-19 starts from about two weeks after the first dose. While one dose may give some protection, it may only last for the short-term. Two doses will give optimal protection. No vaccine is 100 percent effective, so it is possible that you can still get infected and sick from COVID-19 after vaccination. We do not know how long the protection from Moderna will last. We will learn more about this over time. We currently do not know exactly how effective COVID-19 vaccines are at preventing spread of the virus. This means that even vaccinated people could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 and even if they have no symptoms or only mild symptoms, they could still pass it on to others.

This is why it is important to continue other preventative measures like:

physical distancing

hand washing

wearing a face mask

COVID-19 testing and quarantine/isolation as required by your state/territory.

If you have been vaccinated with two doses of Moderna, you should still get a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms that meet testing criteria according to your local health authority (e.g. fever, cough, sore throat).

Who can receive this vaccine

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has granted provisional approval for use of Spikevax (Moderna) in people aged ≥ 12 years.


Flu

The flu vaccine protects against Influenza Virus.

When you have been vaccinated and come into contact with influenza your body is prepared to destroy the virus, preventing you from getting sick or only giving you a mild case of the infection.

It is best to get the flu vaccine before flu season annually in Autumn. It will cover you against the flu within 14 days after vaccination and protect you for the following 3-4 months. The 2020 vaccine contains the four most common strains of influenza expected for the winter. The vaccine is an inactivated form of the virus and cannot give you the infection. The vaccine meets the Australian Therapeutic Goods administration requirements and is safe and effective for most people.

You do not require a prescription and the cost is $10.00 for eligible customers and $20.00 for the general population. If you are 10 years old or over you can have your vaccine done in store. If you are 65 years or over let our staff know as a different high dose vaccine is provided for this age group. The pharmacist will need you to fill out a form and may ask questions regarding your medical history and allergies.

After the vaccination you are required to stay in the allocated seating area for 15 minutes so that we can monitor you for any side effects, answer any queries and provide you with an immunisation register certificate.

Side effects are usually mild and resolve within a few days. They may include red sore skin at the site. Some people may get a fever and aches. Speak to our pharmacist if you are concerned.

Whooping cough

Whooping cough vaccine protects you against Bordetella Pertussis, a bacteria spread by coughs and sneezes. Whooping cough causes an uncontrollable cough and affects the airways making it hard to breathe. It can lead to more serious problems like pneumonia. Babies are at high risk of serious disease, under 6 months old they are too young to get the vaccination and need those around them to be protected.

You will be protected from around two weeks after vaccination. Whooping cough vaccination is required every 10 years, during each pregnancy and is recommended for breastfeeding women, healthcare workers, travellers, early childhood workforce, those in contact with infants, catch-up childhood vaccines or missed boosters.

Whooping cough is an acellular vaccine meaning it only contains partial, inactivated cells of the bacteria. It may be given to anyone who has had no previous allergy to the vaccine.

A prescription is not required and can be given in store to those aged 15 years or above. Cost for eligible customers is $10.00 and $50.00-$55.00 for the general population. The National Immunisation Program covers pregnant women 20-32 weeks.

The pharmacist will need you to fill out a form and may ask questions regarding your medical history and allergies.

After the vaccination you are required to stay in the allocated seating area for 15 minutes so that we can monitor you for any side effects, answer any queries and provide you with an immunisation register certificate.

Measles Mumps Rubella

MMR vaccines protect against measles, mumps and rubella. All are contagious viral illnesses that can be spread by coughs and sneezes before the infected person realises they are sick. Measles and mumps can lead to serious illness, especially in children. Rubella caught during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy can cause abnormalities for the newborn baby.

MMR vaccines are recommended for adults who haven't already had two boosters. Particularly for those at high risk such as healthcare workers, parents and childcare workers.

The vaccine is a live vaccine and is not suitable for everyone, if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy, have medical conditions or medications affecting your immune system please talk to our pharmacist or your GP for more information.

A prescription is not required and can be given in store from 16 years and over. Cost is $10.00 for eligible customers and $45.00-$55.00 for the general population. The National Immunisation Program covers adults aged 20 years and above who were born during or since 1966, who have no documented evidence of two MMR vaccines. One or two doses may be required at least one month apart.

After the vaccination you are required to stay in the allocated seating area for 15 minutes so that we can monitor you for any side effects, answer any queries and provide you with an immunisation register certificate.

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