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Where to Find a COVID-19 Booster Shot

Adele Cutbush

Ms Adele Cutbush, College Registered Nurse

We hope you enjoyed your summer holidays and are staying happy, healthy and safe. The Health Centre decided it would be useful to send out some information on COVID-19 booster shots, and where you can get a booster shot for your third dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. This information can also be used for students who have not received their first two doses of the COVID-19 vaccinations.

A booster vaccination can be given 4 or more months after your first 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Studies show that the immunity created by COVID-19 vaccines begins to wane over time. A booster dose helps to strengthen your immune system and improve your long-term protection against serious illness from the COVID-19 virus.

The Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines are recommended as boosters in Australia. Although not preferred, the AstraZeneca vaccine can be given as a booster for those who are unable to have an mRNA vaccine for medical reasons. 

(Source: NSW Government website; last update January 11, 2022, https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/vaccination/get-vaccinated/boosters).

We found the HotDoc app or website to be extremely useful in locating a booster shot appointment. It’s very straightforward. You simply type in your suburb or postcode, then the app finds a list of places where you can book an appointment for the booster dose. In most areas, there are appointments available from the same day.

>>> Click here to view the Hot Doc website to locate a booster shot appointment.

NSW Health Vaccination Clinics:

>>> Click here to view NSW Health Vaccination Clinics.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any assistance in locating a booster vaccination appointment. I am more than happy to help. 

 

Ms Adele Cutbush

College Registered Nurse

Waverley College Health Centre

E: healthcentre@waverley.nsw.edu.au