COVID-19 Vaccines

4th COVID-19 Vaccine (a.k.a. 2nd Booster)

 

Can I get my fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Bondi Doctors?

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The second booster dose can be given 3 months after you received your first booster.

 

If you had a confirmed COVID-19 infection after your first booster, then you must wait until 4 months after your COVID-19 infection to receive your next COVID-19 booster dose.

Please find important eligibility information regarding your fourth dose /second booster shot below:

  • Adults aged 50 to 64 years are now recommended to receive a winter booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Adults aged 30 to 49 years can elect to receive a winter booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, however the benefit for people in this age group is less certain. 

  • ATAGI emphasises that the below groups remain at higher risk of severe disease an death from COVID-19 and should receive a winter booster dose as soon as possible:

    • All adults aged 65 years or older​

    • Residents of aged care and disability care facilities

    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years or older

    • People who are severely immunocompromised (this will be their 5th dose)

    • People aged 16 years or older with a medical condition that increases the risk of severe COVID-19 illness

    • People are 16 years or older with disability, significant or complex health needs, or multiple comorbidities which increase the risk of a poor outcome

You can read the statement from ATAGI here. 

You do not need to be an existing patient at Bondi Doctors to receive a booster Pfizer vaccine.

Pfizer Vaccines: 12 years +

 

Can I get my first or second Pfizer dose at Bondi Doctors?

You are eligible to access your first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at Bondi Doctors if:

  1. You are aged 12 years or older and,

  2. You have a valid Australian Medicare card.

You do not need to be an existing patient at Bondi Doctors to receive a Pfizer vaccine.

Can I get my Pfizer booster dose at Bondi Doctors?

You are eligible to access a Pfizer booster vaccine at Bondi Doctors if:

  1. You are aged 16 years or older.

  2. It has been 3 months, or more, since you received your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; and,

  3. You have a valid Australian Medicare card.

Please note:

Pfizer boosters can be administered from 3 months after the second primary course dose of COVID-19 vaccine regardless of the initial vaccine type.

 

Individuals remain fully vaccinated with the primary two-dose vaccination course, which provides a high level of protection against the worst effects of COVID-19. The booster will provide additional protection and is not mandatory. 

What is the difference between a booster vaccine and a third dose?
 

If you’ve had 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, a booster dose will provide you with even more protection against falling seriously ill from COVID-19. A booster dose may also reduce the potential of infected individuals to transmit the virus to others.

If you are aged 16 years and over, and it has been at least 3 months since your second dose, you are eligible for a booster vaccine.

A third dose may be given to severely immunocompromised people aged 12 years and over at least 28 days after the second dose.

Severely immunocompromised individuals who have received 3 doses are recommended a booster dose (fourth dose) 3 months after their third dose.

For comprehensive information on people with immunocompromising conditions and therapies for which a 3rd primary dose is recommended, please click here.

After your Pfizer COVID 19 vaccine

 

For more information on what to expect after your Pfizer vaccine, please click here

Pfizer Vaccines: 5 - 11 years

 

Can my child receive a paediatric Pfizer dose at Bondi Doctors?

Your child is eligible to receive the paediatric Pfizer vaccine at Bondi Doctors if:
 

  1. They are aged between 5 and 11 years of age, and,

  2. They have a valid Australian Medicare card.

Bondi Doctors will be running dedicated Pfizer vaccine clinics for patients aged 5 to 11 years old. The recommendations by ATAGI are outlined below:

  • ATAGI recommends vaccination with paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for all children aged 5 to 11 years.

  • The recommended schedule for vaccination in this age group is 2 doses, 8 weeks apart. 

  • Children who have previously had SARS-CoV-2 infection can receive the paediatric Pfizer vaccine so long as they have completely recovered from their illness. 

  • Children who turn 12 after their first dose may receive the adolescent/adult formation of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to complete their primary vaccine course.

When will be child's second COVID-19 vaccine be?

When you book your 5-11 year old in for their first Pfizer dose, their second appointment will be automatically booked for exactly eight weeks later. 

 

Are 5-11 year olds eligible for a booster vaccine or third dose?
 

No. At this stage, ATAGI has only approved the use of booster vaccines in patients aged 16 years and over. In certain circumstances, such as in immunocompromised patients, a third dose of Pfizer can be given to patients aged 12 years and over.

 

Novavax Vaccines

Am I eligible for a Novavax vaccine?

You are eligible to receive the Novavax vaccine at Bondi Doctors if:
 

  1. You are aged 18 years or older and,

  2. You have a valid Australian Medicare card.


The recommended schedule for Novavax administration is 2 doses, a minimum of 3 weeks apart.
 
You should not receive the Novavax vaccine if you have a history of anaphylaxis to a previous dose of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, or to a component of it (e.g. polysorbate 80).
 
The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine can be administered to pregnant and breastfeeding women. ATAGI notes that unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for which there are substantial data on their safe use in pregnancy and with breastfeeding, there are no immunogenicity or safety data for these groups with the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine. However, there are no theoretical safety concerns relating to use in pregnancy, since the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, similarly to other COVID-19 vaccines, is not a live vaccine.

 

When will my second Novavax COVID-19 vaccine be?

When you book in for your first Novavax vaccine, your second appointment will be automatically booked for exactly three weeks later. 

 

Can I get the Novavax vaccine as my booster?
 
No. At this stage, ATAGI does not recommend the use of Novavax as a booster.

 

AstraZeneca Vaccines

Bondi Doctors does not currently provide AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccines.
 

Non-Medicare Card Holders

 

If you don't have Medicare, you can still access the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge. Non Medicare card holders are required to access the vaccine at a public vaccination site. The closest alternative is the Bondi Junction Respiratory clinic.

Contact Us

 

Please email us at info@bondidoctors.com with your COVID-19 vaccine related enquiries.