UFS is proud to be participating in the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine program and offering this service to the community.
Location of UFS COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
The vaccination clinic is located at 309 Dana Street (cnr. Doveton Street South). This is the building diagonally opposite Harris Scarfe, and was previously the offices of Smith & Jennings Accountants. Entry for the vaccination clinic is via Dana Street only.
Clinic opening hours
The clinic operates from 9am to 5.30pm on weekdays and from 9am to 4pm on weekends.
The UFS COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic now stocks both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines.
Vaccination is free, is strictly by appointment only and is open to all those currently eligible. To check eligibility visit covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/
On 13 July, 2021, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) released revised clinical advice in the setting of increasing community COVID-19 cases in Australia.
ATAGI recommends the AstraZeneca vaccine for people 60 years and over, and recommends the Pfizer vaccine as the preferred vaccine for people aged 16 to 59 years, however, the AstraZeneca vaccine can be used in adults aged under 60 years where the benefits clearly outweigh the risk for that individual and the person has made an informed decision based on an understanding of the risks and benefits.
More information is available here: https://www.health.gov.au/news/atagi-statement-on-use-of-covid-19-vaccines-in-an-outbreak-setting
Can I attend the clinic?
Patients must not attend the clinic if they:
- are experiencing respiratory symptoms
- are waiting COVID-19 test results
- have attended any identified exposure sites
- have been directed to self isolate
If you fall into any of the categories above, please call us on 4320 0891 to reschedule your appointment.
Please be aware that we do require masks to be worn by all patients at the clinic.
Most UFS pharmacies are also offering AstraZeneca vaccinations to those eligible (18 years of age and over).
If you have any concerns or you have a complex medical history, we encourage you to speak to your GP prior to making an appointment.
For general queries about the AstraZeneca vaccine, please visit: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/covid-19-vaccination-patient-resources or call the COVID-19 vaccine helpline on 1800 020 080
This service is free and vaccination is by appointment only – please book online at www.ufs.com.au/vaccine
If you are unsure about whether the COVID-19 vaccine is suitable for you, and you’d like to chat to your GP, you can book an appointment specifically for this purpose, which will be bulk billed. Please ensure you confirm with our receptionist when booking the appointment, that it is for a bulk billed vaccine suitability appointment.
If you have general questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, more information is available at: www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccines-is-it-true