Moderna COVID Vaccine

Top Health Doctors | Approved Moderna COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

 

Many medical clinics within Top Health Doctors Group are APPROVED by the Australian government to provide the Moderna (Spikevax) COVID-19 vaccines.

Please check with the individual clinic.

 

 

Moderna approved for patients 12 year and over

The ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) recurrently recommends that Moderna (Spikevax) is to be given to patients 12 years and older.

 

Immunocompromised Patients

From 11th October 2021, patients who are severely immunocompromised will be offered the option to receive a third COVID-19 vaccine dose to boost their protection against COVID-19, 2 months after their second dose.  An mRNA vaccine ( Moderna or Pfizer) is preferred to Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) for this 3rd dose.

 

Booster Vaccinations for 18 years and over

From 28th October, The ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) recommends a COVID-19 booster dose  is made

available to everyone 18 years and over who have had both doses of their primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago.

ATAGI is not currently recommending booster doses for:

  • People aged 12 to 17 years
  • People who are severely immunocompromised and have already had a third dose.

 

 

 

If you to wish to proceed, please follow the steps below:

 

1. Please ensure that you have checked you are eligible for the COVID -19 Vaccine in the current roll out phase

Click here to confirm eligibility

 

Please also bring along your Medicare card, any document that verify your age and any document that verify your occupation (if applicable).

If you are not one of our patients, please bring along documentation that verify your medical condition(s) (if applicable).

Moderna (Spikevax) COVID-19 Vaccine is provided to you with no out-of-pocket charges, if you have a valid Medicare card.

 

However, if you are not a Medicare card holder (e.g., overseas student and non – resident), but have the visa deemed eligible by the Australian government, we shall refer you to a public hospital run COVID-19 vaccination clinic or there may be an out-of-pocket fee.

 

Phase Inclusion criteria
1aQuarantine & border workers, Frontline healthcare worker sub-groups for prioritisation, Aged care & disability care staff, Aged care & disability care residents
1bElderly adults aged > 70 years, Other health care workers, Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander People > 55 years, Younger adults with an underlying medical condition, including those with a disability,  Critical and high-risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing.
2aAdults aged > 50 years, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people 18-54 years old and other critical high-risk workers.
2bBalance of adult population at or > 18 years old
3< 18 years old if recommended

2. Online bookings: Please ensure you select from the drop-down menu ” Moderna COVID-19 Vac” and follow the process to book.  (NOT General Practitioner or Allied Health)

 

3. Bookings can be made via phone or online.

 

 

Online Bookings will be available shortly via each clinics booking page or via booking buttons below once clinics are open. In the meantime, Please contact the clinics by phone to make an appointment. 

Please complete the Top Health Doctors Consent form for the Moderna (Spikevax) Covid vaccination.

Please click link below to access consent form.

THD COVID-19 Moderna Vaccination Consent Form

Bookings

4. Please complete the Top Health Doctors Consent form for the Moderna (Spikevax) Covid vaccination.

COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form

Some helpful information to read prior to your appointment for the COVID vaccination

 

Why do you need COVID-19 Vaccine?

 

         

 

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine protects you and the community. It also reduces the health, social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the link below to find out more.

‘Why should I get vaccinated for covid-19’

 

Is Moderna (Spikevax) COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?

 

 

Medical experts have studied Moderna (Spikevax) COVID-19 vaccines to make sure they are safe.

On 3rd September 2021, the Moderna (Spikevax) COVID-19 vaccine was approved for use in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), being the third Covid-19 vaccine  granted such approval in Australia (after AstraZeneca and Pfizer). It is approved for use in adults 12 years and older. Click here to find out more.

 

 

 

Most side effects of Moderna (Spikevax) COVID-19 vaccine are mild and usually disappear quickly.

  • Side effects may include injection site pain, fatigue, headache, muscle ache, joint pain, chills, nausea and vomiting, swelling & tenderness in the armpits area, fever, injection site swelling / redness.
  • Other side effects include delayed injection site reactions (> 7 days post vaccination of pain, redness and swelling of site), urticaria (hives), itchiness, lymph nose swelling and pain and facial swelling in history of dermatological fillers (rare), Bell’s Palsy (sudden facial nerve weakness), and anaphylaxis (cannot breathe and cardiovascular collapse).
  • A rare side effect is myocarditis / pericarditis (chest pain, pressure, discomfort; palpitations; fainting; shortness of breath; pain with breathing), especially in males under 30 years of age after the second dose.
  • As with any vaccine or medicine, there may be rare and/or unknown side effects.

 

To help manage pain and swelling, a cold compress or icepack wrapped in a cloth can be used on the injection site. Paracetamol and ibuprofen are not routinely recommended to be taken post COVID-19 vaccination. However, they can be taken to alleviate pain and swelling adverse events if required.

If you have a side effect that worries you, please let us know. Click the link below to find out more.

 

 ‘Is COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?’

 

How does COVID-19 Vaccine work?

 

 

Vaccines train a person’s immune system to recognise and clear out germs (bacteria and viruses) that can cause serious illness. They strengthen your immune system by training it to recognise and fight against specific germs.

Vaccines contain either killed or weakened versions of the virus that causes the disease or a small part of it, such as a protein or nucleic acid. When you get a vaccine, your immune system recognises these as foreign. It responds by creating memory cells and antibodies that protect you against future infection.

The active ingredient of the Moderna (Spikevax) vaccine is the mRNA embedded in the SM-102 lipid nanoparticles (LNP). Other ingredients include: Heptadecan-9-yl 8-[2-hydroxyethyl-(6-oxo-6-undecoxyhexyl) amino] octanoate, Cholesterol (enhances membrane fluidity), Distearoylphosphatidylcholine, 1,2-dimyristoyl-rac-glycero-3-methoxypolyethylene glycol-2000, Trometamol, Trometamol hydrochloride, Acetic acid, Sodium acetate trihydrate, Sucrose (sugar) and Water for injections

 

Click the link below to find out more.

‘How Does COVID-19 Vaccine work?’

 

What should I do before I have my COVID-19 Vaccine?

 

 

Below are the things you should do to prepare yourself for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please bring along your Medicare card, any document that verify your age and any document that verify your occupation (if applicable).

If you are not one of our patients, please bring along documentation that verify your medical condition(s) (if applicable).

 

Click link below to find out more:

Preparation before your COVID-19 Vaccine.

 

If you wish to proceed, please click onto the link below to print and complete our COVID-19 vaccination consent Form.

COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form

 

Click link below to explore more of comprehensive Question and Answers of COVID-19 vaccination

Question and Answers of COVID-19 vaccination

 

Click link below for the Guideline for Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or Planning Pregnancy

COVID-19 vaccine and women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or Planning Pregnancy

 

 

If you wish to proceed, please click onto the link below to print and complete our COVID-19 vaccination consent Form.

COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form

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