Heritage Medical Practice Wahroonga is running Phase 1b and 2a of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
PLEASE NOTE: Heritage Medical Practice Wahroonga will only be giving COVID-19 vaccines to Phase 1b and Phase 2a.
We welcome everyone, including those in Wahroonga, Hornsby, Warrawee, Turramurra, St Ives, Pymble and other Northern Sydney areas.
You can book your COVID-19 vaccination clinic online or call our reception at 8788 5770.
The consent form will be sent to you which needs to be filled out before your appointment.
In addition to the consent form, new patients will be sent a new patient information form which also needs to be filled out before your appointment. If possible, bring in a brief health summary as this will expedite the process.
The Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine will be given to a small number of people at high risk, which may include disability and aged care residents and workers, frontline healthcare, quarantine and border workers. Pregnant women or people with severe allergies SHOULD NOT receive this vaccine. This vaccine will only be given at designated hospital sites and disability and aged care facilities. The North Shore hub is based at Hornsby Hospital.
People in this phase will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine. The eligible people include adults aged 70 years and over, other healthcare workers, younger adults with an underlying medical condition, critical and high risk workers (e.g. police, fire, defence workers).
This phase includes adults aged over 50 years, other critical and high risk workers.
This phase includes any other adults.
This phase includes children only if recommended.
Australian regulators continue to review all the trials and data available to monitor safety of the vaccine.
The vaccine stimulates the body’s immune system to produce antibodies against the virus. None of the ingredients can cause COVID-19 or any other infection.
The vaccine will be injected into your upper arm. A booster dose will be given 12 weeks after the first dose. As with any vaccine, it may not protect everyone. It is not yet known how long the vaccine protection will last.
Side effects usually are mild to moderate and resolve within a few days. These can include:
- Redness and itch at the injection site
- Muscle aches
- Joint pains
- Allergic reaction including skin rash, swelling, difficulty breathing and anaphylaxis
The influenza vaccination should not be given within 14 days of the vaccine so there is no confusion between side effects, and no potential reduction in effectiveness of either vaccine. Influenza vaccination remains highly recommended in 2021 for at risk populations.
If you have a fever,
cough, sore throat, have visited COVID-19 Case locations, or any reason to suspect you have COVID-19 please phone the practice on 8788 5770 first and
DO NOT ATTEND IN PERSON