NEW: Information from Department of Health on benefits and risks from Astra-Zeneca vaccine is available here (click on “Download PDF” on the Department of Health page to get the most recent update).

Westleigh Village Medical Practice are now offering Covid-19 vaccination on Tue and Thu mornings.

Checking Your Eligibility

The Australian Government is rolling out vaccines in phases with the aim of protecting the most vulnerable first. We encourage you to can check when you are eligible able to get vaccinated by using this COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker.

Preparing to Receive Your Covid-19 Vaccine

If you are eligible and have been booked to receive the vaccine, you will need to complete Covid-19 Vaccine Consent Form. It can be done online by clicking below:

We appreciate your patience as the stock availablility may be limited in the beginning.

If you would like to be notified, you can Register Your Interest.

After Getting Your Covid-19 Vaccine

Please read this fact sheet about what to expect after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine.

You can find information about reporting any adverse effects here.

  • Report over the phone

Call the NPS Medicinewise Adverse Medicine Events (AME) line to report a medicine or vaccine side effect over the phone. You will speak with a pharmacist who will lodge your report and can provide advice on how to manage the side effect. This service is for medicines only.

Call 1300 134 237 from anywhere in Australia. Hours of operation: Monday–Sunday 8am–8pm AEDT/AEST (including public holidays).

  • Report online

Complete the online form to report a medicine or vaccine side effect.

  • Report by email

Email the TGA  at adr.reports@tga.gov.au to report a medicine or vaccine side effect. Your email should include:

    • your contact details
    • a description of the side effect (what happened, when it happened and how long it lasted)
    • a description of the medicine or vaccine you think caused the side effect (including any other medicines or medical devices you are using)

Please seek medical advice if:

Days 1-2

You think you are having an allergic reaction.

Call 000 if you experience severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing, wheezing, a fast heartbeat or collapse

Days 4-42

You experience an expected side effect after the vaccine, but it has not gone away.

You have any of the following symptoms:

o   Persistent headache

o   Blurred vision

o   Weakness of your face or limbs

o   Confusion

o   Seizure

o   Persistent Shortness of breath

o   Chest pain

o   Persistent abdominal pain

o   Leg pain or swelling

o   Pin-prick rash or bruising that is not at the site of the injection and cannot be explained

Please inform medical staff that you have recently had your COVID vaccine and request that you have a blood test (Full blood count and D-Dimer test) as recommended by your GP.