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COVID - 19 Vaccines

UC Medical & Counselling Centre will be involved in the Phase 1b roll-out of the COVID Vaccine (Oxford/AstraZeneca).  We have been advised that we will receive a limited amount of vaccine stock in mid April.

The Phase 1b roll-will be staggered across all states and territories in line with the Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out Strategy.  Limited amounts of vaccine have been allocated to general practices until Australia has a constant supply of vaccine.

Under the Phase 1b roll-out, only individuals who meet the eligibility criteria will be able to access their COVID vaccination.  Phase 1b includes the following individuals:

  • People over 70 years of age (photo id with date of birth)
  • Health care workers (proof of occupation)
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander adults over 55 years (self-identification)
  • People with particular underlying medical conditions, including people with a disability (letter from their usual GP, My Health Record,)
  • Critical and high risk workers (proof of occupation)

Please use the Eligibility checker to see when you will be able to access your COVID vaccination.  You will also need to provide proof of your eligibility status if you are attending an alternative vaccination Centre rather than your GP.

For further information on when bookings will become available for eligible individuals to receive their COVID vaccination at UC Medical & Counselling please check our website which will be updated as new information is available.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PLANNING YOUR COVID OR INFLUENZA VACCINATION

Influenza vaccinations will be available to all UC staff and students from April 2021. An annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all people over the age of 6 months.  Dedicated UC staff and student influenza vaccination clinics are planned, and information about how to book and when these clinics will be held will be announced in early April.  A flu vaccination can also be obtained by making an appointment at UC Medical & Counselling Centre.

A minimum interval of two weeks is recommended between having the flu vaccine and the COVID vaccine.  It doesn’t matter which one you have first, but it is important that the 14 day interval between vaccinations is observed.

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ADVICE FOR FACULTY OF HEALTH STUDENTS REGARDING Vaccination eligibility in Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out:
Unless you are on placement in a workplace that has been prioritised to receive the COVID vaccination, FOH students should access the vaccination at the designated time for your age cohort and any personal medical condition(s) which are covered in the 1B eligibility screen.

Should you require any further information about your eligibility please refer to the Government’s eligibility checker or contact UC Medical & Counselling Centre or your usual GP.

COVID-19 Vaccination patient resources