Are you hoping to get your COVID-19 vaccination but aren't too sure on how to book, what to bring or if you are eligible?
We have compiled a list of answers to the questions you may have to set you on your vaccinated way.
Am I eligible to receive my COVID-19 vaccine?
If you are unsure if you are eligible to receive a vaccination or are not quite sure which you can book in to receive, click here.
Where can I get my COVID-19 vaccine?
As of May 25, residents have been able to revive their COVID-19 vaccination dose from the Katherine vaccination clinic.
The clinic is located at the Training Centre, 19 Second Street, Katherine. Parking is via O'Shea Terrace.
How do I make an appointment?
To book an appointment at the Katherine COVID-19 vaccination clinic, click here.
You will be asked a series of questions including your age, if you have received a COVID-19 vaccine before, which clinic is closest to you, and what time and date suits your for your appointment.
Booking an appointment by phone or by visiting the clinic is not an option.
What days can I get my COVID-19 vaccine?
The Pfizer vaccine will be available for those under the age of 50 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, while AstraZeneca is available on Thursdays.
Do I need any proof of identification?
Yes, you will be required to present proof of your identity at the appointment. For example, your medicare card and/or photo ID.
Make sure you also take your consent form with you. The form can be found in the 'choose a clinic and appointment time' section of the online booking site.
How long will the appointment take?
The estimated time in the clinic will be approximately 30 minutes as you must remain for 15 minutes to be observed by the clinic staff for any reactions.
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What are common reactions of the vaccine?
Common reactions include:
- Redness at the site of injection
- General muscle aches
- Joint pain
- Pain in the arm
What if I need to cancel my appointment?
If you need to cancel your booking, follow the link in your confirmation email or text.
Can I still get my flu shot if I have had the COVID vaccination?
Yes. However, following your COVID injection (either the first or second dose), you can book in for a flu shot two weeks later.
Can I receive the vaccination if I am pregnant?
If you are pregnant, discuss receiving the vaccination with your obstetrician before booking an appointment.
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