We’re pleased to be involved in the COVID-19 vaccination program on behalf of the Australian government. Whether you’re an existing patient or you’re new to our practice, we can help.
This page is regularly updated as the government medical advice changes.
Booster shots are available
If you’ve already received your COVID-19 doses, you can get a booster at PVH Medical.
We’re giving the Pfizer booster to everyone over age 18, regardless of the type of vaccine you’ve previously had.
Research shows that boosters don’t simply top up immunity – they elevate protection well above the peak level from your initial doses.
A first booster shot (i.e. third dose) is recommended for those aged 16 and over. Just note that we’re only giving boosters to people aged 18 and over.
A second booster (i.e. fourth dose) is recommended for those aged 50 and over and for anyone with certain health conditions. If you’re aged 30-49 you can also choose to have a second booster.
How to book
Simply call us on 9304 0500 and let us know you want to book in. This will ensure we set aside a vaccine for you.
If you book online, we can’t guarantee we’ll have enough supply on the day.
What you can do now
It’s a good idea to get informed about the COVID-19 vaccination.
If you have any questions about the vaccine, we encourage you to chat with your Pascoe Vale GP.
Info about children
Kids aged 5 and over are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. However, we’re not involved in the vaccine roll-out for them.
So, if you have kids and are looking to protect them from COVID-19, we encourage you to visit a state vaccination centre instead.
Info about pregnancy
The government has released some information specifically for pregnant women. Chat with us if you have any questions.
Got COVID-19 symptoms?
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, sore throat or runny nose, please do a rapid antigen test (RAT) at home or visit a testing centre.
Although we’re not a testing centre, please call us straight away if you have respiratory issues.
If you test positive to COVID-19 or if you’ve been told you are a contact, follow the government’s checklist. Make sure you report your result if using a RAT. And, monitor your symptoms on a daily basis.
If you need to see a doctor following a positive test in the past seven days, we encourage you to book a telehealth appointment. Your doctor will then determine the best course of action for you.
But if you happen to come into the clinic, you’ll need to:
- wear an N95 mask
- answer a series of screening questions
- wait outside until your appointment starts, and
- talk to the doctor on the phone before being seen.
This arrangement is in place to help keep everyone safe and healthy.
Don’t forget your mask
Please bring your own face mask when you come in to the clinic.
If you have respiratory symptoms, or you’ve had COVID-19 in the past seven days, we’ll give you a mask if you don’t have a suitable one.
We’re here to help
If you’re unsure about anything, make an appointment with your doctor to discuss things.
Let’s all get vaccinated and keep our community safe!
Note: This information is of a general nature only and should not be substituted for medical advice. It does not replace consultations with qualified healthcare professionals to meet your individual medical needs. Page last updated 15 December 2022.