Did you know that the vaccination hub at the Prince Charles Hospital in Chermside is open to all ages? The facility’s Education Centre conducts the vaccinations during weekdays following the aggressive rollout of 50 vaccine hubs across Queensland.
However, those who plan on lining up for the jab have to comply with the latest guidelines. According to Queensland Health, individuals under 60 years old are highly recommended to receive the Pfizer vaccine instead of the AstraZeneca vaccine to avoid side effects like blood clots, which has been evident in a number of cases.
“The increase in the number of cases correlates with an increase in the number of doses of AstraZeneca vaccine administered during the reporting period,” the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) said in a statement.
If you are between the ages of 50 to 59 with a booking for AstraZeneca, you are advised to discuss your options and concerns with your GP first. Queensland Health also recommends that you receive your vaccine from your GP or a Commonwealth respiratory clinic instead of a public vaccination hub.
The public hubs will prioritise high-risk individuals like frontline health workers, aged and disability care staff, people with disabilities, people with specific medical conditions, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults above 50 years old. The health department also advises against walk-ins as they may not be vaccinated.
Ideally, the vaccination appointment will be at least 45 minutes long, which will include screening prior to the vaccination and observation after the injection. It would help to read up on what to expect before, during and after you get your COVID-19 vaccine.
Here are the schedules for vaccinations for all ages at The Prince Charles Hospital Education Centre on 627 Rode Road in Chermside:
|Monday and Wednesday||8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Thursday and Friday||8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|