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COVID-19 Update: 3 May 2021

Recently, the Australian Government released a recalibrated roll out plan for the COVID-19 vaccination process. The plan aligns with advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). All governments have agreed that: 

  • People aged under 50 will receive the Pfizer vaccine 
  • People aged 50 and over will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine. 

The AstraZeneca vaccine will be made available to all people aged 50 or over through GP-led Respiratory Clinics and state and territory clinics from 3 May 2021. The AstraZeneca vaccine will be made available to all people aged 50 or over through our network of general practices from 17 May 2021. 

The NSW government will announce sites where under 50 priority workers can receive the Pfizer vaccine in mid May.

Click HERE for a simplified flow chart on how in-home and community care recipients can get a COVID-19 vaccination.

INFORMATION FOR CLIENTS ABOUT THE COVID19 VACCINATION

  1. There is no cost to get the vaccination.
  2. Some of the possible side effects from COVID-19 vaccinations, such as fever and fatigue can mimic the symptoms of COVID-19.  These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19.
  3. For specific advice about side effects from different doses of vaccines, ask your doctor or health care professional.
  4. If you need proof you are receiving services as a person with a disability or carer, contact Your Side.
  5. You should not get the COVID-19 vaccine within two weeks of your flu vaccination.

You can find the latest news and information, including information in different languages HERE.  

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STOP THE SPREAD 

  • Wear a mask in public, especially at places like the supermarket, public transport or a place of worship.
  • Keep 1.5m distant from others.
  • Wash your hands regularly.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR SERVICES: 

  • All workers can be asked to wear a mask in your home or where distance can’t be kept – but it is no longer mandatory.
  • All workers will wash their hands or sanitise before and after they see you.
  • All workers will stay away if they have any symptoms like runny nose or sore throat. We will arrange for someone else to come and see you.
  • All workers will stay away if they have a fever over 37.5 degrees.
  • All workers will stay away if they have been in any hotspots identified by the NSW Government
  • All workers will ask you how you are at the start of every visit. If you have any symptoms, a fever, or have been in a hotspot you must tell us. We will help support you to get tested to keep everyone safe, and help plan for how to manage if you need to isolate.

The latest advice from the Department of Health can be found HERE, including more on the above and advice in different languages regularly updated.

Your Side Customer Care Contact Details:
Ph: 1300 134 332
Email: customercare@yourside.org.au