The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family and will help prevent the further spread of the virus. When you get vaccinated, you are protecting yourself and helping to protect the whole community.  Higher vaccination rates makes outbreaks much less likely. It also reduces the need for preventive measures, such as border closures and travel restrictions.

 

You can now get your COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccination at selected Star Discount Chemist locations please see below for a store near you to make your booking.

 

More locations will be added as they become available.

 

South Australia

Collinswood

37 North East Road COLLINSWOOD, SA, 5081

08 8344 2379 GET DIRECTIONS

Firle

Shop 11 Firle Plaza, 171 Glynburn Road FIRLE, SA, 5070

08 8332 9095 GET DIRECTIONS

Glenelg

101 Partridge Street GLENELG, SA, 5045

08 8295 4810 GET DIRECTIONS

Hampstead

199 Hampstead Road LIGHTSVIEW, SA, 5085

08 8262 3102 GET DIRECTIONS

Hollywood

Hollywood Plaza 45-47 Winzor Street SALISBURY DOWNS, SA, 5108

08 8250 4998 GET DIRECTIONS

Kilkenny

Shop 4 Armada Arndale 470 Torrens Road KILKENNY, SA, 5009

08 8345 4456 GET DIRECTIONS

Magill

Shops 5 & 6, 591 Magill Road MAGILL, SA, 5072

08 8431 5811 GET DIRECTIONS

Morphett Vale Southbound

154 Main South Road MORPHETT VALE, SA, 5162

08 8382 3450 GET DIRECTIONS

Mount Gambier

Shop 3, 145 Commercial St EAST MOUNT GAMBIER, SA, 5290

08 8725 1086 GET DIRECTIONS

Prospect

113 Prospect Road PROSPECT, SA, 5082

08 8344 2680 GET DIRECTIONS

Pasadena

Pasadena Shopping Centre, 20 Fiveash Drive PASADENAs, SA, 5042

08 8276 6044 GET DIRECTIONS

Rostrevor

161 St Bernards Road ROSTREVOR, SA, 5073

08 8337 3199 GET DIRECTIONS

Salisbury East

Shop 2 Manor Farm Shopping Centre 56/63 Northbri Avenue SALISBURY EAST, SA, 5109

08 8258 3727 GET DIRECTIONS

Welland

Shop 14-15 Welland Plaza 522 Port Rd WELLAND, SA, 5007

08 8346 3963 GET DIRECTIONS

Queensland

Aitkenvale

210 Ross River Road AITKENVALE, QLD, 4814

07 4779 3130 GET DIRECTIONS

Banksia Beach

Bribie Harbour Shopping Village Sunderland Drive Banksia Beach, QLD, 4507

07 3408 6444 GET DIRECTIONS

Booval

Shop 29-31 Booval Fair Shopping Centre Cnr Station & Brisbane Rd BOOVAL , QLD, 4304

07 3281 7499 GET DIRECTIONS

Emu Park

4/5 16 Emu street Emu Park, QLD, 4710

07 4939 6364 GET DIRECTIONS

Golden Beach

Shops 1,2 & 3 44 Landsborough Parade GOLDEN BEACH, QLD, 4551

07 5492 1659 GET DIRECTIONS

Graceville

290 Oxley Road GRACEVILLE, QLD, 4075

07 3379 3011 GET DIRECTIONS

Maleny

Shop 1/25 Maple Street MALENY, QLD, 4552

07 5494 2332 GET DIRECTIONS

Narangba

Shops 1 &2, 32-34 Main Street NARANGBA, QLD, 4504

07 3886 6498 GET DIRECTIONS

North Ward

Shop 5/31-45 Eyre Street North Ward, QLD, 4810

07 4721 2211 GET DIRECTIONS

The Gap

Shop 14 The Gap Village 1000 Waterworks Road THE GAP, QLD, 4061

07 3300 4673 GET DIRECTIONS

Waterford

Waterford Shop Cntr Cnr Tygum & Kingston Rds WATERFORD, QLD, 4133

07 3805 2360 GET DIRECTIONS

New South Wales

West Ryde

Shop 11, West Ryde Marketplace 14 Anthony Road WEST RYDE, NSW, 2114

02 9807 8808 GET DIRECTIONS

FIND THE INFORMATION YOU NEED

For more information about COVD-19 vaccinations or our services, get in touch with our friendly team today.

Q :What do I need to do now to get ready for my COVID-19 Vaccination

A :

Make sure your details are correct.
While you wait for your appointment, there are some things you can do now to get ready.
Make sure your details are up to date with Medicare. You can do this via:
• The Medicare online account through myGov
• The Express Plus Medicare app.
• Calling the Medicare program.
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.
• Get an Individual Health Identifier (IHI), if you’re not eligible for Medicare.
Once you’ve had your vaccine, you’ll be able to get an immunisation history statement to prove
your vaccination status. You can find out how to get your immunisation history statement on the Services Australia website.

If you do not have a Medicare number, please contact a Commonwealth Vaccination Clinic to receive your Covid immunisation.

Q :How do I know if I am eligible

A :

There is a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines in Australia and globally. This means, people
who have the highest risk of severe COVID-19 and/or exposure to the virus will receive the
vaccine first. Other people will be vaccinated over time. Find out who will be prioritised for
vaccination by visiting www.health.gov.au/covid19-vaccines. You can check to see if you can book a COVID-19 vaccination yet by visiting https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/.

Q :When should I not attend my appointment?

A :

You should not attend a COVID-19 vaccination appointment if you:
• are unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that
could be from COVID-19
• are awaiting COVID-19 test results
• have tested positive with COVID-19 and you are in isolation
• are in quarantine
• are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.
health.gov.au/covid19-vaccines 2
If you fall into any of the above categories, check with your immunisation provider. You may need to reschedule your appointment for vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines are not effective at
treating COVID-19.
If you have had another vaccine in the 7 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, tell your immunisation provider. Your immunisation provider may ask you to reschedule your
appointment.
You are not required to test for COVID-19 before vaccination if you do not have a fever or any respiratory symptoms.

Q :How many doses do I need?

A :

Plan ahead for two doses
It is important that you receive two doses of your COVID-19 vaccine. There should be about 12 weeks between the two doses if you receive the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca. Optimal protection against COVID-19 will not occur until about one to two weeks after your second dose.

Q :What should I expect at my vaccination appointment?

A :

What to expect at your vaccination appointment
You should bring the following to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment:
• photo ID, if you have one
• Medicare card
• employee ID, if you are getting a COVID-19 vaccine because of your occupation.
• information about any of your medical conditions, allergies, bleeding disorders or
immunocompromise (i.e. weakened immune system)
• information about any medications you are taking
• information about any previous COVID-19 vaccine received (vaccine brand and date of
vaccination)
• information about any reactions you have had to any vaccine in the past
• the name of your current GP/s and any specialist doctors you see
• a face mask (if required by your state/territory).
At your appointment, you will be able to discuss any questions you have about COVID-19 vaccinations with your immunisation provider.
Tell your immunisation provider if you are under the age of 60 years, if you have any medical conditions or if you are taking any medications. In particular, make sure to tell them if you:
• have had an allergic reaction to a previous dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or to an
ingredient of the vaccine
• have had anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction) to other vaccines or other medicines
• have had thrombosis with thrombocytopenia occurring after the first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca
• other serious adverse events attributed to the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
• have a history of heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), central venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), blood clots in the abdominal veins or antiphospholipid syndrome with blood clots
• have a mast cell disorder
• have a bleeding disorder or are receiving anticoagulant therapy (a blood thinner)
• are pregnant
• are immunocompromised (i.e. have a weakened immune system or take immune
suppressing medication)
• have had COVID-19 in the past, or have ongoing illness from COVID-19
• have received another COVID-19 vaccine (and which brand)
• have received any vaccine in the last 7 days health.gov.au/covid19-vaccines 3
In some circumstances, it may be better to have a discussion with your healthcare provider about vaccination before making an appointment for vaccination. You can also read information
about the specific vaccine you are receiving:
Information on COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca

Q :How will I receive the vaccine?

A :

You will receive the vaccine as an injection, most commonly into your upper arm muscle. You must remain in the vaccination clinic for observation for at least 15 minutes after vaccination.
Depending on your medical history, you may be asked to wait in the clinic for 30 minutes.

Q :How is the information I provide at my appointment used?

A :

For information on how your personal details are collected, stored and used visit:
https://www.health.gov.au/using-our-websites/privacy/privacy-notice-for-covid-19-vaccinations

Q :Will the COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory in Australia?

A :

Australians have a great record in being immunised. The COVID-19 vaccine will be voluntary, universal and free.
When a safe and effective vaccine is available in Australia for COVID-19, the Government aims to have as many Australians as possible choose to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

If people choose not to have a COVID-19 vaccine, this will not affect their family's eligibility for Family Tax Benefit Part A or child care fee assistance which only includes National Immunisation Program vaccines for those aged
younger than 20.

It is possible that in future, vaccination against COVID-19 might become a requirement for travel to certain destinations or for people working in certain high-risk workplaces. If this becomes the case, there will be exemptions in place for people who are unable to be vaccinated.

Q :Will COVID-19 vaccination be recommended for everyone?

A :

Once a COVID-19 vaccine is generally available, most people in the Australian community will be able to be immunised against COVID-19. There may be some groups of people for whom vaccination may not be recommended, such as people with specific medical conditions. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is
reviewing available data on the potential COVID-19 vaccines and will provide recommendations on who should and should not be vaccinated.

Q :Can I take the FLU vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time?

A :

No, you cannot. You will need to take them at least 7 days apart from each other. It is important that you do not book in to get the COVID shot within 2 weeks of getting the FLU shot. You can log into your AIR account which will have your vaccination record and history if you cannot remember when you had the flu shot.

Q :Will the COVID-19 vaccine also protect me against the flu?

A :

The COVID-19 vaccine will NOT protect you against influenza (flu). It will be important to get a flu vaccination next flu season. Flu vaccination reduces your chances of getting influenza, which means it reduces the risk of you having influenza at the same time as a COVID-19 infection. Being vaccinated against the flu also helps to protect others, particularly people who are more vulnerable to infections (e.g. elderly people).

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