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Covid Vaccinations

PATIENT ALERT

Our pharmacy team are committed to being extra cautious during this time to ensure a safe and clean working environment to protect the health of our staff and customers.

To deliver this service safely to our customers we have implemented the following measures:

If you are unwell please do not attend:

If you have any COVID‐19 or flu like symptoms including fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath please do not present for your flu shot. Please call our pharmacy, cancel and rebook for another time when you are well.

If you are in self‐isolation, you are not allowed to leave your home to have your flu shot:

If you have been told by a health professional that you meet the criteria for self‐isolation you must not enter our pharmacy. Leaving your house puts others at risk and is breaking the law. Please call our pharmacy to cancel and rebook after medical clearance has been given for you to end self‐isolation.

Hand sanitisers:

Our pharmacy will have access to hand sanitiser for use by the Pharmacist between each vaccination and will be made available for customer use. Please note that it is not a current requirement that gloves must be worn, as long as proper hand hygiene practices are being followed.

Cleaning and disinfecting of our pharmacies:

In addition to our usual cleaning procedures we have added additional regular cleaning and disinfection of all hard surfaces.

Social distancing:

Staff and customers are encouraged to leave 1.5 meters between each other whenever possible.

COVID-19 is the name given to the new disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
SARS-CoV-2 is a new strain of a large family of viruses called coronaviruses (CoV). This was named as per the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. Prior to this name it was referred to as ‘novel coronavirus 2019’ or ‘2019-nCoV’.

The majority of people who contract COVID-19 will suffer mild to moderate symptoms (80-95%). However, up to 5% can experience severe symptoms which can lead to hospitalisation, long term health complications or in some cases, death (highest amongst the elderly).

Some of the common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, fatigue and shortness of breath. Some people may also experience a loss of smell, change of taste, vomiting, headache or diarrhea.

Vaccines, such as the COVID-19 vaccine (an inactive vaccine), are injectable medicines which contain a specific disease-causing germ or germs. Inactive vaccines only contain viruses or germs which have been killed. Inactive virus cannot replicate and cannot make you sick.
A vaccine is designed to stimulate your immune system to start producing antibodies to fight off the disease you are begin treated against. A vaccine may also contain other ingredients to preserve the inactive virus or to enhance your bodies immune response. It is sometimes necessary to have a ‘booster’ or second injection to enhance your bodies immunity against a disease-causing virus.

All medicines approved for use in Australia undergo rigorous testing before being made available for use by the general public. This process is overseen by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 

The TGA will be assessing every brand of COVID vaccine prior to approval to ensure the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks. Although the COVID vaccine was developed in record time, all the usual and necessary steps were followed during the research and development phases. Additionally, rigorous monitoring of reported adverse effects will be undertaken by the TGA as well as other administrative bodies from around the world (such as the CDC and WHO).
For more information, visit: COVID-19 vaccine approval process | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Once the approval of the COVID vaccine is approved you will be able to receive your vaccination from your doctor or  approved pharmacist.

Our pharmacists and staff have undertaken specific training for COVID vaccinations. Strict procedures will be in place to ensure the safe and effective storage, administration and recording of all vaccinations at Easy Script Compounding Pharmacy.

Hand Washing Techniques:
76-poster-who-2 (hha.org.au)

Mum and Bub Vaccination:
MumBubVax

Basic information on vaccines:
Basics of Vaccines | CDC

Covid Approval process:
COVID-19 vaccine approval process | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)