COVID-19 Vaccines @ GSHealth

Updated 30th October 2021 by Dr Daniel Chanisheff

  • All bookings are to be made online via HotDoc – either using the app or the book online button at the top of this page
  • We do not make bookings over the phone and cannot help you this way, so to save yourself some time, don’t call and please book online.
  • If you have received an email that you made a booking – it is confirmed – no need to call.
  • Please read on for more detailed information
  • The dose 3 booking type can be used for the 3rd dose of your primary course if you are immunocomprimised (which is 2-6 months after your 2nd dose) or for your booster dose which is 6 months after your 2nd dose if you are not immunocomprimised. Please click here for more information

3rd doses and booster doses

To learn more about eligibility for 3rd doses of primary course for severely immunocomprimised people, as well as booster doses for everyone else, please read this post here then you can book online.

To receive a vaccine at Green Square Health;

You must have an active Medicare Card

This means you have a card under your name and is in date. Reciprocal medicare cards are ok, but you must have an active, eligible number. If you are waiting for a medicare card, we can not provide the vaccine until it has been approved.

If you do not have a medicare card please attend a NSW Health Vaccination hub by going through the eligibility checker and saying NO when they ask about Medicare. It will show you the list of sites you can obtain a vaccine.

You must be currently eligible for the vaccine you have booked in for

The best way to know this is follow the vaccine eligibility checker before you make your booking. Our staff can not answer this for you, and as much as we’d like to help, we would end up referring you back to the elgibility checker.

You must book online

The only way to book a vaccine at Green Square Health is to book online through HotDoc. You can click the book online at the top of our website, or you can download the HotDoc app. If it says there are availabilities but it prevents you from booking, this unfortuately means there are no bookings available. There is a small error that displays this even though we have no vaccines to give.

If you have managed to book a vaccination appointment, you will receive a confirmation through your email, and instructions to complete your consent form, and new patient form. If you have received this email, you have a booking and will receive a reminder 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. Please ensure you have this email to show on the day if there are any issues. If you have this email – please do not call to double check. Our answer will be, if you have the email – you have a booking.

AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) vaccine

  • We offer AstraZeneca to all patients with a medicare card aged 18 and over
  • Due to high call volumes, we are unable to offer bookings over the phone.
  • We administer Astrazeneca on Monday to Friday – you can book under one of our amazing practice nurses
  • Book your appointment by clicking on Book Appointment on gshealth.com.au, the green Book Appointment button on the HotDoc popup, then after a few prompts, select AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Dose 1 or Dose 2
  • If you have booked your first, it will prompt you to book your second – please book it between 4-6 weeks after your first

Pfizer (Cominarty) vaccine

  • We offer Pfizer to all patients with a medicare card aged 12 and over
  • Due to high call volumes, we are unable to offer bookings over the phone.
  • We administer Pfizer Monday to Friday – and you can book under one of our amazing practice nurses
  • Book your appointment by clicking on Book Appointment on gshealth.com.au, the green Book Appointment button on the HotDoc popup, then after a few prompts, select Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Dose 1, 2 or 3
  • If you have booked your first, it will prompt you to book your second – please book it between 3-6 weeks after your first dose

AstraZeneca and TTS (Thrombosis with Thrombocytopaenia Syndrome)

Please read THIS BLOG POST by Dr Daniel Chanisheff, and watch the video for information about blood clots and the risk benefit analysis you might consider before deciding if you’re ready.

ALL BOOKINGS TO BE MADE ONLINE – DO NOT CALL

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General eligibility

As the aim is to immunise as many people as possible, there will be no cost for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. This means no cost for the vaccination itself, and no cost fo the service of attending a clinic. However due to regulations that are beyond me, at Green Square Health we can only immunise people who have a Medicare Card.

If you are one of our many patients who do not have a Medicare Card, we sincerely apologise we’re not able to provide the vaccine to you. However you can still get your vaccine free of charge via a GP Respiratory Clinic. The closest to us are listed below:

  1. Spring St General Practice/Bondi Junction Respiratory Clinic
    https://www.springstreetgp.com.au/contact/
  2. Inner West GP Respiratory Clinic
    https://www.iwrespclinic.com.au/
  3. Via a NSW COVID-19 immunisation centre
    https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/health-and-wellbeing/covid-19-vaccination-nsw/getting-vaccinated

I have questions about the vaccine, who do I talk to?

In order to deliver vaccines in a planned and appropriate fashion, we ask that you do not book for a vaccine unless you are committed to receiving the vaccine that day. As the clinic is geared to vaccinate safely and efficiently, during the online booking process we will ask questions to ensure you are eligible. We ask only those who want to go ahead on the day book.

If you want to know more, we suggest making an appointment with your regular GP to discuss at a time that suits you. This might be while you are attending for something else, but there won’t be the time available on the day of vaccination to go through any further detailed history or answer detailed questions. But over the coming days and weeks I hope to answer all of these via this blog, our youtube page and on social media.

I have questions regarding the vaccine, is there a phone number I can call?

The COVID-19 National helpline is available to answer any questions 1800 020 080 (but remember, it’s a government service, so expect to be on hold).

We reiterate that you don’t call the clinic to ask questions about the vaccine or to book an appointment. If you wan’t to book, please book via our website or the hotdoc app.

Our admin are superstars in their own right, but they aren’t clinical staff, and with everyone working together to acheive 10 million vaccinations by October, we won’t be able to return individual calls.

We know that there are unique situations that might apply to every person, and the person that understands you best is your regular GP. So please book in to see them however you usually would.

Ok I’m in. How do I book my vaccine?

We’ll be using our online booking provider HotDoc to take all vaccine appointments.

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You’ll be able to book in for a slot, and we ask that you arrive at the clinic just before your allocated time.

As we’ll be preparing the vaccine stock according to the number of bookings, please ensure you cancel your appointment if there is a chance you can’t attend.

What will the process be?

For both AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines – you can book Monday to Friday with one of our practice nurses. Please wait at the FRONT of the clinic – call reception to let them know you are here. You do not need a negative covid test if you are not yet fully vaccinated if you are coming for dose 1 or 2.

Once booked, please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled time and bring your face mask, and line up at our FRONT DOOR on Bourke Street.

Please wear a t-shirt or singlet that can easily be pulled up.

One of our nurses will come to the front to collect you, and bring you to a consultation room, check your identity so we can upload the immunisation data under the right person, and give you your vaccine.

Once completed you’ll be offered a seat in front of the clinic asked to wait for 15 minutes to monitor for any rare but acute reactions. After 15 minutes if you feel well, you can continue on.

Where can I find proof of immunisation?

If you have a Medicare card, you’ll need to create a MyGov account and link the two services.

Ensure all your contact details and information is up to date, then when you receive your vaccine, the clinic will update the batch number and name of vaccination to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). the clinic will upload the data at the end of each day, but it can take a few days to appear on your immunisation history statement.

Please check this website to learn more.