How West Australian residents can book in to get their COVID-19 vaccine

VACCINE: We have complied a list of answers to the questions you may need to help get you your COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: File
VACCINE: We have complied a list of answers to the questions you may need to help get you your COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: File

With the news that West Australians aged 30 or above will be able to access the vaccine, the Mail has put together everything you need to know about how to get it.

All COVID-19 vaccinations are free.

Are you eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?

From Thursday June 10, people from the age of 30-49 will be able to register to have the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine.

People aged 50 and over were already eligible for the vaccines and can still get it if you haven't already.

This includes people who are part of the 1A and B rollout.

The WA government have an online eligibility checker that can be accessed by clicking here.

How do I book in?

Peel residents will be able to register for a vaccination at the Kwinana Community clinic which will have the capacity to administer 1500 to 2000 vaccines daily.

Some medical clinics already stock the AstraZeneca vaccine in the Mandurah area including the Murray Medical Centre, Better Life WA Medical Centre and Halls Head Respiratory and COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic.

For South West residents there will be a vaccination clinic set up at the Bunbury Homemaker Centre.

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The Bunbury community clinic will have the capacity to offer more than 600 appointments.

There are still certain medical clinics that stock the AstraZeneca vaccine in the region including Breckon Health in Bunbury and Busselton, Duchess Street Medical Practice, Busselton Medical Clinic, Margaret River Medical Centre, Eaton and Australind Medical Centre and Health Hub at Eaton Fair.

To book a vaccine appointment visit https://rollup.wa.gov.au or call 13 COVID.

What vaccinations are available?

The community clinics will be stocking both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccinations.

The Pfizer vaccine is preferred for adults aged under 50 years and requires two doses.

The AstraZeneca is best for adults over 50 years, people who have had the first dose of AstraZeneca without any serious adverse effects, including adults under 50 years and adults aged 18 to 50 years - where the benefits are likely to outweigh the risks for that individual and the person has made an informed decision based on an understanding of the risks and benefits.

For more information see some vaccination FAQs here.

Can I still get a flu shot?

The COVID-19 vaccine does not protect against influenza, so you should still have an influenza vaccine.

It is recommended that the influenza vaccine is delayed for 14 days before or after receiving a dose of COVID-19 vaccine.