Regular patients of Fountain Medical that answer NO to all of the questions are able to book in directly with the nurse for their vaccination. If you have answered YES to any of the questions you will need a doctors appointment prior to your vaccination appointment. If you are not a current GP/Doctor patient at Fountain Medical you will also need to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors. We are a private billing practice so you would need to cover the cost of the doctors consultation.
People who have a COVID-19 vaccination have a much lower chance of getting sick from the disease called COVID-19
The COVID-19 vaccination is free. You choose to have the vaccination or not.
To be vaccinated you will get a needle in your arm. You need to have the vaccination two times on different days. There are different brands of vaccine. You need to have the same brand of vaccine both times. The person giving you your vaccination will tell you when you need to have the second vaccination.
Medical experts have studied COVID-19 vaccines to make sure they are safe. Most side effects are mild and dont last for long. As with any vaccine or medicine, there may be rare and/or unknown side effects.
You can also tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects like a sore arm, headache, fever or something else. If you have a side effect that worries you, please call your doctor. You may be contacted within the week after receiving the vaccine to see how you are feeling after vaccination.
Some people may still get COVID-19 after vaccination. So you must still follow public health precautions as required in your state or territory to stop the spread of COVID-19 including
keep your distance, stay at least 1.5 metres away from other people
washing your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
wear a mask, if your state or territory has advised you should
stay home if you are unwell with cold or flu-like symptoms and arrange to get a COVID-19 test.
Please be aware that the vaccine is not completely effective like all other medicines. It can take a few weeks for your body to build up protection from the vaccine. There is always a chance to get infected by Coronavirus even with the vaccine, however the vaccine lessens the severity of any infection. Two doses will reduce the chance of being seriously ill and reduce the risk of death due to Coronavirus.
You still need to follow the health instructions in your workplace and in public areas, such as wearing a mask and keeping the distance from others after you received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccination providers record all vaccinations on the Australian Immunisation Register, as required by Australian law. You can view your vaccination record online through your:
For information on how your personal details are collected, stored and used visit
Before you get vaccinated, tell the person giving you the vaccination if you:
Have any allergies, particularly anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction). An allergy is when you come near or in contact with something and your body reacts to it and you get sick very quickly. This may include things like an itchy rash, your tongue getting bigger your breathing getting faster, you wheeze or your heat starts beating faster.
If you have an Epi Pen or have had one before
If you are immunocompromised. This means that you have a weakened immune system that may make it harder for you to fight infections and other diseases. Sometimes a disease like diabetes or cancer can cause this or certain medicines or treatments you take, such as medicine for cancer.
Please talk to your doctor if you have any questions or converns before getting your COVID-19 vaccination.