MC Medical & Dental is a COVID-19 vaccination clinic
MC Medical & Dental Clinic is pleased to advise that we are an approved vaccination provider for the COVID-19 vaccines. We are happy to help provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and the wider community.
MC Medical & Dental is taking phone bookings only for the COVID-19 vaccine. To make a booking, please call 1800-962-181. Please read the information regarding the rollout process and check your eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine before booking your appointments over the phone.
For the COVID-19 vaccine, MC Medical & Dental is seeing patients that have a Medicare number/ card.
Message from Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Michael Kidd
“The AstraZeneca vaccine is highly effective at preventing death and severe illness in people who have contracted COVID-19.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) provided advice to the Australian Government on the latest COVID-19 vaccination findings from Europe and the UK. This focused on the rare instance of people developing a very specific syndrome involving blood clots with low platelet counts, after having the AstraZeneca vaccine. The syndrome is called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended that:
- AstraZeneca vaccine is given to patients over 50 years.
- The AstraZeneca vaccine be used in adults aged under 50 if the benefits outweigh the risks for that person – and they have made an informed decision based on the risks and benefits.
- People who have had the first dose of AstraZeneca without any serious adverse effects can be given the second dose. This includes people aged under 50.
The Australian Government has accepted ATAGI’s recommendations”.
Book your COVID-19 Vaccine locally
Find out what to expect before, during & after your Covid-19 vaccination.
COVID-19 vaccines have been rolled out to people in phases, with those most at risk receiving their vaccinations first.
When it is your turn to get vaccinated
COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary and free.
If you’re eligible, you can book your appointments for your first and second doses of the vaccinations by calling MC Medical & Dental on 1800-962-181. Online appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine are not available at this stage. Please call the clinic to make your appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. If you’re eligible, you can then make a booking to receive your vaccine.
Other things to keep in mind
- To keep up to date with the latest progress, and to ensure your information is reliable, visit health.gov.au/covid19-vaccines
- Preparing for your vaccination
Before your vaccination appointment, you should make sure your details are up to date with Medicare.
If you don’t have your account set up, you can:
- Enrol in Medicare, if you’re not already enrolled.
- Set up your Medicare online account if you’re enrolled in Medicare, but don’t have Medicare linked to myGov.
For the COVID-19 vaccine, MC Medical & Dental is only seeing patients that have a Medicare number/ card.
Please do not come to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment:
- If you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
- If you are waiting for COVID-19 test results or have tested positive for COVID-19
- If you are in close contact with someone with COVID-19, or
- If you are in quarantine.
- If you have had another vaccine, the influenza vaccination, in the 14 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.
After your COVID-19 vaccination, you must continue to protect those around you by:
- Washing your hands regularly with soap and water
- Keeping 1.5m from others
- Making sure the COVIDSafe app is active on your phone
- Staying informed about local restrictions.
The Department of Health has developed resources about what you can expect after your vaccination. You can access these resources here:
For more COVID-19 vaccine-related resources, visit the Department of Health website.
We look forward to seeing you on your vaccination day and soon overcome this Pandemic together with each other’s support.
In the meantime, please stay COVID safe.
To keep you and our community safe, before and after vaccination, you must continue to:
- Stay 1.5 metres away from other people and avoid handshakes and contact with people outside your household.
- Stay home if you feel unwell and get tested for COVID-19. You must stay at home until your results come back.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use a hand sanitiser.
- Always cough or sneeze into your arm or tissue and put the tissue in the bin straight away.
- Download the COVIDSafe app to help health officials let you know if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.
To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, visit here.
For all other information please read the patient fact sheet developed by the Australian Government Department of Health: