Health & Wellbeing

Making your COVID-19 vaccination appointment – what you need to know

People wishing to get a COVID-19 vaccination are again being urged to be patient as they seek an appointment.

Widespread bad weather and flooding are impacting some vaccine deliveries across the North Coast region. This may lead to some delays in appointment availability.

Healthy North Coast CEO Julie Sturgess said, “Some practices may not have been able to receive their vaccine deliveries because of the current weather situation. Thankfully, we have no community transmission of COVID-19 and we should stay patient.

“Our service providers are working hard to support their patients with the vaccine doses already available, and to plan for scaling up to more people as the rollout continues.

“Given the current weather and flooding in our region, we are urging people to not travel until conditions improve.”

Healthy North Coast is supporting the safe and effective rollout of the vaccine program. A quick way to check when it will be your turn to be vaccinated is to visit the Commonwealth Government’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker.

Based on the responses you give, you will be told if you are currently eligible to be vaccinated. There will be a link to the Vaccine Clinic Finder, where you can see clinics near you that will have the vaccine in the current phase of the rollout.

You will be able to make an online appointment, or you can call the National Coronavirus and COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 1800 020 080 to book in.

As more clinics join each phase and more vaccines become available, the number of online appointments you can book through this link will increase.

If your GP is not on the list, you can make an appointment at your nearest general practice respiratory clinic (see the list below). They will do a standard pre-vaccine eligibility check and, provided you meet the criteria, you will be able to be vaccinated at no cost to you. You do not have to be a previous patient at the clinic.

Please bring your Medicare card if you have one.

If you have had another vaccination recently, including for seasonal influenza, you should wait at least 14 days before having your COVID-19 vaccination.

If you have questions, you are encouraged to call your regular GP to work out what is best and safest for you. You can also call the National Coronavirus and COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 1800 020 080.

Learn more about the vaccination phases and eligibility
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccination program

GP RESPIRATORY CLINICS

 The clinics listed are currently offering vaccinations. This may change in coming weeks.

Ballina Respiratory Clinic

  • Bulk billed via online appointment.
  • Shop 12, 72 Tamar Street, Ballina
  • Opening Hours: 9:00 – 12:00 Monday to Thursday
    Closed Fridays and public holidays

Phone Number: (02) 6685 6326

Online Bookings

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Casino Respiratory Clinic

  • Bulk billed via online appointment.
  • 107 Barker Street, Casino
  • Opening hours: 9:00 – 17:00 Monday to Thursday
    9:00 -16:00 Friday

Bookings: Online via HotDoc hotdoc.com.au

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Yamba Respiratory Clinic

  • Bulk billed via online appointment.
  • 12 Clarence Street, Yamba, NSW 2464
  • Opening Hours: 9:00 – 13:00 Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri (except for public holidays)
    9:00 – 13:15 Wednesday (except for public holidays)

Phone Number: (02) 5629 7517

Online Bookings

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Nambucca Heads Respiratory Clinic

  • Bulk billed via online appointment.
  • Nambucca Shopping Plaza, Giinagay Way, Nambucca Heads NSW 2448
  • Opening Hours: 9:00 – 12:00 Monday to Friday

Phone Number: (02) 6568 8688

Online Bookings

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Kempsey Respiratory Clinic

  • Bulk billed via online appointment.
  • Address: 35 Belgrave Street, Kempsey NSW 2440
  • Opening hours: 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, Monday to Friday (except for public holidays)

Bookings: Phone 1300 170 901

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