Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccination now available at BFWC

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Brighton Family & Women’s Clinic now has Pfizer Vaccinations available for our existing patients aged 12-59. Due to stock availability we are only able to offer this to existing patients of BFWC at this stage.

Our clinics will commence 6th October 2021. We expect these vaccination clinics to be run weekly, on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 8:30am-12:30pm, depending on stock availability from the government. Please check regularly to secure an appointment via HotDoc online bookings.

Due to lockdown and the need for physical distancing, we will run our vaccinating program in a separate building at the side of the clinic. This means you will need to sit outside before your appointment and for 15 minutes afterwards. Please dress accordingly!

Please note: BOOKINGS CAN ONLY BE MADE ONLINE VIA HOTDOC.

Our receptionists are unable to book or reschedule these appointments. If you call the clinic you will be directed back to HotDoc to book or reschedule your appointments. Please use the link below to book.
https://www.brightonfwc.com.au/appointments/

To ensure a smooth process on the day:
Please wear short sleeves so we can access the immunisation site (your arm) easily
Please fill in and submit the consent form (part of the online booking process via HotDoc) at least 12 hours before your appointment
Please arrive on time – appointments will be scheduled every 5 minutes
This document includes commonly requested information about your vaccine and what to expect afterward; we will be able to provide you a copy on the day but please read this before you arrive:
https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/approved-vaccines/pfizer
When booking on HotDoc you will be prompted to book your second vaccination appointment before the booking process is completed; we recommend this to ensure adequate stock availability and that you are fully vaccinated in a timely manner.

FAQs

Is it safe to immunise children?
You may be feeling hesitant about having your children vaccinated; we are confident in providing Covid-19 vaccines as they have been well studied and carefully and thoroughly approved by our Australian TGA and ATAGI. The Royal Children’s Hospital provides excellent podcasts via their Kids Health Info podcasts, including this one about Pfizer vaccinations for children

Why aren’t all your appointments available online at once?
The Pfizer vaccine is managed by the government; we will open clinics each time we are certain we will have stock available.

What happens on the day of my vaccination?
Please arrive with enough time to park and walk to the side of the building; we will be immunising in our respiratory clinic (portable building) which is located at the Nepean Highway end of our car park. Due to the clinic running during normal business hours, you may need to park off site on Thomas Street or the Nepean Highway service lane.

You do not need to call reception or enter the clinic – there will be a member of our reception team sitting outside near the respiratory clinic; they will attend your appointment and instruct you further. You must wear an appropriate face mask.

As Melbourne weather can be tricky at the best of times, please dress appropriately for the morning of your appointment because you will be outside for a minimum of 20 minutes. You will also need an umbrella if it is going to rain as we have very limited undercover area available.

What happens after my vaccination?
Once immunised, you will need to wait outside in a designated spot for 15 minutes before you can leave. There will be a post-vaccination information sheet available on the day to explain any possible side effects.
https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/09/covid-19-vaccination-after-your-comirnaty-pfizer-vaccine-covid-19-vaccination-after-your-pfizer-comirnaty-vaccine.pdf

If this is your first dose, it is important that you keep your second dose appointment with us to ensure you are vaccinated in a timely manner. If you do need to reschedule your second appointment for any reason this must be done via your HotDoc booking.

Why can’t I book with my regular doctor?
Our vaccine clinics are prepared on a daily basis according to appointment bookings. To minimise waste of this valuable resource we will not have any spare vaccines available outside of these scheduled times.

We look forward to seeing you at your immunisation appointment soon.