The Cottage Surgery is a COVID vaccination site for Astra Zeneca, Pfizer and Novavax.
- please read the information below and review the relevant video on Astra Zeneca or Pfizer COVID vaccines.
- Novavax vaccine is approved for patients over 18 years as a primary vaccination or as a booster. Please register your interest by phoning the surgery. For more information re Novavax, please read: Information on Novavax Vaccine and After your Novavax Vaccine
- please print and complete the COVID vaccination consent form to bring to the vaccination appointment. If the form raises any questions, please make a telephone appointment to discuss with your doctor at The Cottage/Corner, prior to vaccination. Vaccination will NOT proceed until these have been done.
- Flu vaccinations can be given at the same time as your COVID vaccine – please ask at the time of booking if you would like a flu vaccine also.
Vaccination clinics run from the rear of The Cottage Surgery with short vaccination only appointments. Please review the information below and complete the pre-vaccination questionnaire. If you have any questions , please make an telephone appointment with your doctor before attending the vaccination clinic as there will not be time to answer detailed questions at the clinic visit and you may miss your vaccination time slot. The vaccination clinic is only for people ready to be vaccinated. There will be a cohort of patients being vaccinated by a nurse, and the clinic will be overseen by a doctor.
Both the AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Novavax vaccines offer high protection against COVID, are very safe and have been used by millions of people around the world.
Please print and complete the COVID vaccination consent form below, and bring with you when attending for vaccination. There are copies which can be collected from us prior to the day of vaccination if you do not have a printer.
Please watch the brief video relevant to your vaccination below:
Video : COVID vaccine Booster dose
Video : 1st dose Pfizer vaccination
Video : 2nd dose Pfizer vaccination
Video : 1st dose AstraZeneca vaccination
Video : 2nd dose AstraZeneca vaccination
Please bring your mask and maintain 1.5 m distancing.
Please be aware that the vaccination clinic is outdoors in tents, so bring appropriate clothing for the weather.
To avoid overcrowding, please come alone or if needed bring 1 support person (eg a parent of a child).
If you are unwell or or unable to attend the appointment please call us so that the appointment slot can be offered to another patient.
The vaccine stimulates the body’s immune system to produce antibodies against the virus. None of the ingredients can cause COVID-19 or any other infection.
The vaccine will be injected into your upper arm – please wear loose clothing which can expose your arm easily. As with any vaccine it may not protect everyone. It is not yet known how long the vaccine protection will last.
Side Effects usually are mild to moderate and resolve within a few days. These can include:
Commonly: Tenderness, warmth, redness and itch at the injection site.
Headache, fatigue, muscle aches, joint pains, fever, nausea.
Uncommonly: Fainting, dizziness.
Very rarely: Allergic reaction including anaphylaxis,
The AstraZeneca vaccine may very very rarely cause blood clots.
The Pfizer vaccine may very very rarely cause an inflammation of the heart and Bells palsy (a weakness in the facial nerve)
ATAGI recommends a 4th dose of COVID-19 vaccine (4 months after the 3rd dose) in individuals who are severely immunocompromised. Please see this link for eligibility : ATAGI STATEMENT
3rd doses are recommended for people aged 16 years and older, 3 months after their 2nd dose
4th doses are recommended for people over 65 years, ATSI people over 50 and people living in disability or nursing home care. The Cottage is taking bookings currently.
Pfizer vaccinations are approved for children 5-11 years with a second dose 8 weeks after the first.