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 COVID-19 vaccine update

COVID 19 VACCINE IN A NUTSHELL

  1. Is it safe to have the vaccine?
    Yes. Hundreds of millions of people already had it. Side effects are very rare.
  2. Can I choose the vaccine brand?
    Yes, currently in Australia, three vaccines are available. Astrazenica, Moderna and Pfizer.
  3. Is it free?
    It is completely free through Australian government.
  4. I am over 60 years of age. Which vaccine will I get?
    Now you can choose the vaccine, but please talk to your GP.
  5. I am under 60 years of age. Which vaccine should I have?
    Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are currently available for you in Australia.
  6. When should I have my second dose?
    - Pfizer in 3-6 weeks
    - Astrazenica in 4-12 weeks
    - Moderna in 4 weeks
  7. How long will immunity last from vaccine?
    It is uncertain at this stage.
  8. What about blood clots?
    1 in 100,000 chance of having clots with Astrazenica vaccine and it is more common in younger people.
  9. Any new vaccine is coming to Australia?
    Australia ordered millions of Novavax. It showed promising results in preliminary studies. It will be available later this year if it gets approved.
  10. Do I have to have a third booster dose?
    It is likely that you may have to have one. Health authorities are yet to decide details.

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Myfamilydr is designed by Dr Lalith Baduraliya to provide accurate and reliable medical information, widely accepted by Australian doctors.
Dr Lalith Baduraliya
Dr Lalith Baduraliya MBBS FRACGP MACTM MFTM (Travel and Tropical Medicine) General Practitioner
Lalith graduated with MBBS in 2000 and did his GP training in Tasmania. He is a fellow of the RACGP and has worked in rural Australia as well as metropolitan hospitals and general pracice.

He is an experienced clinical examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). He holds memberships in Australasian College of Tropical Medicine and Faculty of Travel Medicine. Lalith is an accredited global yellow fever vaccine provider. He is a writer and reviewer of Check magazine (published by the RACGP) for the education of GP's and trainees and has been teaching medical students and trainees for over a decade.

He is well experienced in all aspects of general practice. Lalith conducts regualr health education sessions for the geral public with SBS and has worked as a volunteer doctor locally as well as internationally. He has been involved in research on carpel tunnel syndrome, occupational lung disease, haemorrhoids, asthma, thyroid disease and Thunderstorm Asthma His special Interests are Child Health, Vaccinations, Travel Medicine, Cancer care and early detection, Skin Lesion removal and Mens Health.

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29 Darryl St, Scoresby VIC 3179
(03) 9763 8411
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74A Orrong Rd, Elsternwick VIC 3185
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For consultations please contact
Still point medical
29 Darryl St, Scoresby VIC 3179
(03) 9763 8411
Elsternwick Clinic
74A Orrong Rd, Elsternwick VIC 3185
(03) 9528 6929