Get your Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Vaccine (Pfizer) in West Pennant Hills

Pfizer Booster Dose – Existing Patients Only

As of February 20, 2023, eligible Australians can receive an additional booster shot if they have not received a COVID-19 vaccination or infection within the past six months. To protect yourself from severe illness, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends that high-risk individuals get the booster, including children aged five to 17 with a health condition that places them at risk.

We are excited to offer the latest Pfizer Omicron-specific vaccine booster, including the BA.4-5 subvariants, at Rosedale Medical Practice. This new booster joins the 4 million Omicron-specific bivalent BA.1 vaccines already available in Australia.

All Australians aged 18 and over who have not received a COVID-19 vaccination or infection in the past six months are eligible for the booster, as well as children aged five to 17 with a health condition that puts them at risk of severe illness. The preferred booster options, according to ATAGI, are Omicron-specific mRNA vaccines such as Pfizer BA.1, Pfizer BA.4-5, or Moderna vaccine.

Studies have shown that countries using the latest bivalent vaccines have experienced a significant reduction in infection rates, providing individuals with peace of mind around loved ones.

While COVID-19 vaccines are generally well-tolerated, some people may experience mild side effects such as muscle and joint pain, fever, fatigue, and vomiting. It is rare, but myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle or pericarditis, has been associated with mRNA vaccines, particularly in males under 30.

To receive your booster shot, schedule an appointment with Rosedale Medical Practice. If you have experienced adverse reactions to prior COVID-19 vaccinations, consult with your healthcare provider before getting the booster.

Don’t wait – get your Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Vaccine today to protect yourself and your loved ones from severe illness.

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1. Learn More about the Pfizer Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Vaccine

The following resources and fact sheets are designed to give you more information about your Pfizer (Cominarty) COVID-19 vaccine, including expected risks, benefits and side effects.

One of the doctors at Rosedale Medical Practice in West Pennant Hills will also briefly discuss some of this information with you at the time of your vaccine.

Please visit the Australian Government Department of Health website for the most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 vaccinations.

Myocarditis / Pericarditis Risk with mRNA vaccines

A potential rare side effect that is currently being investigated by the TGA is inflammation of the heart muscle called myocarditis. Most cases have been mild and self limiting, and occur in people (mostly males) under 30. The symptoms that could suggest myocarditis or pericarditis are chest pain, shortness of breath and palpitations, particularly after the second dose of the Pfizer (Comirnaty) Vaccine. If this occurs please call us (or your regular GP) immediately, or seek medical help after hours.

You should tell us if you have a history of bacterial endocarditis, myocarditis or pericarditis, current acute rheumatic fever, and acute heart failure. More information is available here.

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Patient Forms

To be filled out prior to your appointment

If you are having any issues with the forms, please contact us prior to your appointment. If you are unable to book your appointment online, please contact our staff on 9680 9644 to assist you.

2. How do I book my Pfizer Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Vaccine?

Bookings are currently open. Bookings for the Pfizer Bivalent COVID 19 Booster Vaccine are available for existing patients over the age of 18 who:

– Have already had two doses of any of the original COVID-19 vaccines.

– Have not has the COVID-19 infection within the last 6 months.

Please read the instructions below to ensure you are prepared for your vaccination appointment.

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Our team explaining the risks and benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine

‘There was a real community feel. Everyone in the group felt reassured and cared for by staff. There was a great sense of relief’

Read more: Covid-19 Vaccine: A Patient’s Experience

Jenni, long-term patient of Rosedale Medical Practice in West Pennant Hills

3. How does our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic work?

✅ We will be operating a mix of drive-through and seated Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinics, depending on the weather on the day.

✅ On arrival, our wonderful, superstar admin staff greets you, checks your details, and direct you.

✅ Each of our doctors takes the time to explain the vaccine to you, including information about the vaccine, and expected side effects, and signs to watch for

✅ We have a conversation with you about the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis, the signs to watch for, and what to do if you develop these signs

✅ We observe you for 15 minutes (or 30 minutes if you have had a previous history of anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction) and are ready to respond with emergency medication if needed

✅ On Tuesdays we are joined by our amazing medical student from Macquarie University

Our systems and processes are carefully designed with your safety as our highest priority, to ensure that you receive the best possible experience.

Best wishes,

Team Rosedale

In the photo: Dr Jas Saini, Medical Student Gareth, and Admin Assistant Simran
Photographer: Janelle

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4. Post-Vaccine: Surveillance and Accessing Care

After your vaccine, SmartVax will send you a text (SMS) and questionnaire on days 3, 8 and 42. This text will take you to a survey that asks whether you have experienced any side effects to the vaccine.

Please respond to this so that you can tell us if you have had any side effects like a sore arm, headache, fever, fatigue, chills, muscle pains, joint pains or something else.

This is part of the AusVaxSafety vaccine monitoring and surveillance program and helps to give you and your health team confidence in the vaccine roll-out. More information is available here.

For anything that you are worried about, please book an appointment with your regular GP. If it is an emergency, call 000 or attend your local hospital emergency department.

Our first patient to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine with Dr Lowe

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5. Stay Connected with Rosedale Medical Practice

Thank you for receiving your COVID-19 vaccine at Rosedale Medical Practice in West Pennant Hills. We’d love to stay in touch.

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Dr Jessica Chen and Dr Corina Vidgen are currently accepting new patients. We look forward to welcoming you to Rosedale Medical Practice in West Pennant Hills.

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Saturday : 8am – 1pm

Sunday : Closed

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37 Coonara Avenue, West Pennant Hills NSW 2125

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In keeping with the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands. We wish to pay respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to play within our community. 

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