Book Your COVID-19 Vaccination
Heathershaw’s Compounding Pharmacy is an approved vaccination provider for the Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. We offer:
- First and second doses of Novavax, Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca
- Pfizer and Moderna third doses for severely immunocompromised individuals. There are special circumstances in which Novavax can be administered as a third dose. Please get in touch with our pharmacists to confirm if you are eligible.
- Pfizer and Moderna 1st booster doses for individuals aged 18 years and over who have completed both doses of their primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago.
- Pfizer and Moderna 2nd booster doses for individuals who have completed both doses of their primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine and 1st booster at least 4 months ago. They should be a part of one of these at-risk groups:
- 65 years or older
- a resident of an aged care or disability care facility
- aged 16 years and older with severe immunocompromise
- Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and aged 50 years and older
- Pfizer booster doses for individuals aged 16 to 17 years of age who have completed both doses of their primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago.
The vaccines are administered by our trained and certified pharmacists in accordance with Commonwealth guidelines. COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary and free.
Booking is online only. We are currently experiencing enormous demand for adult booster vaccinations. To meet this demand, we regularly extend existing clinic hours and add new clinics. If a suitable appointment time is not available when you attempt to book your appointment, we recommend that you try booking again 24 or 48 hours later, as appointment times and dates that are suitable for you may become available.
All vaccinations are registered with the Australian Immunisation Registry within 24 hours.
How to book your appointment?
1: Check eligibility
Before booking, check your eligibility to receive a vaccination using the Australian Government Vaccine Eligibility Checker. The pharmacy will check and verify your eligibility before you receive the vaccination. If you are not eligible or cannot demonstrate your eligibility when you arrive for your vaccination, we may not be able to vaccinate you.
You will receive an email and SMS reminder 24hrs prior to your scheduled appointment.
4: Book second dose
Our staff will book your appointment for a second dose of vaccine in the pharmacy on the day of your first appointment.
Our Chance to
By being vaccinated, you are promoting your own safety, the safety of your loved ones and community safety.
As a small token of appreciation, and to mark this historic occasion, everyone who has a second vaccination dose at Heathershaw’s will receive a complimentary keyring as a keepsake.
Australian Immunisation Registry
- All vaccinations are registered with the Australian Immunisation Registry (AIR) within 24 hours.
- Your Immunisation history statement (IHS) can be viewed within 24 to 48 hours through My Health Record. Alternatively, you can get a copy of the IHS to prove your vaccination status through your Medicare Online account on MyGov; or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.
- You can also request a copy of your IHS be sent by post by calling the Australian Immunisation Register Helpline on 1800 653 809. It can take up to 14 days to arrive in the mail.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How can I check if I am eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?
Heathershaw’s provides COVID-19 vaccines to the community in accordance with and rollout instructions. It is essential that you check your eligibility using the prior to booking your appointment. Your eligibility will be checked again and verified by the pharmacy before you receive the vaccination. If you are not eligible or cannot demonstrate your eligibility when you arrive for your vaccination, we will not be able to vaccinate you.
How can I book an appointment?
To make an appointment, go to the vaccinations page on our website and use our online booking system to:
Check your eligibility using the Australian Government Vaccine Eligibility Checker
Select an appointment time to be vaccinated
Complete the patient and consent forms
You will be required to book for each family member separately.
What do I need to bring to the appointment?
What will happen during the appointment?
We recommend arriving 5 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. When you arrive, we will:
ask you to check in using the pharmacy QR code
check your temperature
ask you to sanitise your hands.
The vaccination service will be provided in our private consultation room.
Our pharmacist will review your Patient Health Information and the Consent and Acknowledgement Form you complete during booking, discuss any safety issues that arise from this information, and confirm your informed consent to the vaccination. If safe and appropriate, our pharmacist will then administer the vaccine.
For your safety, you are required to remain in the pharmacy for a further 15-minute observation period.
How can I book my 2nd dose?
A member of our staff will book you in for your second dose after you have received your first dose and completed your 15 minutes observation period.
How can I reschedule my appointment?
If for any reason you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, you can reschedule by clicking the Change/Cancel appointment button in your appointment confirmation email. You can change your appointment up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time. If you need further assistance, please contact the pharmacy at (03) 9509 7912. Our staff can attempt to reschedule your appointment over the phone. Rescheduling appointments is subject to booking and vaccine availability.
How can I cancel my appointment?
If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment for any reason, you can cancel by clicking the Change/Cancel appointment button in your appointment confirmation email. You can change your appointment up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time. If you need further assistance, please contact the pharmacy at (03) 9509 7912. Our staff can attempt to cancel your appointment over the phone.
What do I do if I miss my appointment?
If you miss your scheduled appointment for any reason, you must contact the pharmacy at (03) 9509 7912. If you contact the pharmacy within 24 hours of the missed appointment, pharmacy staff can attempt to reschedule your appointment. Rescheduling missed appointments is subject to booking and vaccine availability.
Do I receive a record of the immunisation service?
What is the minimum waiting time period required between a flu vaccine and being vaccinated for COVID-19?
The minimum time required between receiving a dose of flu vaccine and receiving a dose of COVID-19 vaccine is 7 days.
Who can receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
Do I still need to follow public health precautions after being vaccinated?
Even after receiving the vaccine, you must still follow public health precautions as required in your state or territory to stop the spread of COVID-19 including:
- Keep your distance – stay at least 1.5 metres away from other people
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
- Wear a mask, if your state or territory has advised you should
- Stay home if you are unwell with cold or flu-like symptoms and arrange to immediately get a COVID-19 test once symptoms manifest.
What are the common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
As with any vaccine, some people may experience side effects such as a sore arm, headache, tiredness, muscle pain, chills, fever and joint pain. These side effects are usually mild and don’t last for long. There are some rarer side effects. You should refer to the COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effect Checker for more information prior to your vaccination: . Please advise our staff if you have any side effects or adverse reactions to the vaccine while you are in the pharmacy. Please consult with a medical practitioner without delay if you have any side effects that worry you.