COVID Vaccination

What vaccines are available?

South Hedland Pharmacy is pleased to offer Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Spikevax (Moderna) and Comirnaty (Pfizer) to those wanting to be vaccinated. All require 2 doses, with Vaxzevria being administered 4-12 weeks apart, Spikevax 4-6 weeks apart and Comirnaty 3-4 weeks apart. As per current health advice, your first and second doses should be of the same vaccine. Booster vaccines are also available for administration with the timeframe being determined by the Health Department, which can be checked HERE.

Times & Availability

South Hedland Pharmacy offers COVID-19 vaccinations on:

 

  • MONDAY - FRIDAY from 9:00am - 5:00pm 

  • SATURDAY from 9:00am - 12:00pm

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL

All COVID-19 vaccinations are FREE of charge.

Which vaccine is right for me?

To find out which vaccine is most suitable for you, click HERE to visit the Australian Government Department of Health Covid-19 Vaccination Information page.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to Contact Us.

What should I do before my vaccine?

You must make sure your Medicare details are up to date in order to gain online access to your immunisation history statement. For more information on how to do this, visit HERE.

Please make sure you arrive on time for your appointment and bring your Driver's Licence and Medicare Card.

Please do not come to your vaccination appointment:

  • if you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19

  • if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19

  • if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, or

  • if you are in quarantine.

What happens after I am vaccinated?

After receiving any vaccine, you may experience minor side effects. Most side effects are mild and last no more than a few days.

Common reactions to COVID-19 vaccinations include:

  • a sore arm

  • headache

  • low level fever

  • muscle pain

  • chills

  • tiredness, or

  • joint pain

Some people will have more significant flu-like symptoms from this vaccination compared to other vaccines and may require time away from normal activities.

 

People should seek medical attention immediately if they experience these symptoms:

  • a severe persistent headache with additional features

    • appears at least 4 days after vaccination

    • does not improve with simple painkillers

    • may be worse when lying down or accompanied by nausea and vomiting

  • neurological symptoms such as:

    • blurred vision

    • difficulty with speech

    • drowsiness

    • seizures

  • shortness of breath or chest pain

  • a swollen leg

  • persistent abdominal (belly) pain

  • tiny blood spots under the skin away from the site of injection together with symptoms above.

You can use the COVID-19 vaccine side effects symptom checker if you have concerns about any symptoms after your vaccine. The checker is also available through the National Coronavirus Helpline, 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day.

For more information on what to expect after your vaccination, please click HERE.