Pfizer Booster Clinic
4th November 2021
Dear Relatives and Friends of Buckland,
From the 8th of November 2021, the Australian Government will roll out a national COVID-19 vaccine booster program for residential aged care facilities.
Buckland will be holding a booster vaccine clinic on Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th of November for residents from 9am to 4:30pm in the Buckland Nursing Home main lounge. This booster shot will help maintain a high level of protection against the COVID-19 virus, including the Delta variant. The Booster vaccine that will be provided at the clinic is Pfizer, and Sonic Health care will be administering the booster on both dates. All residents who received their last dose at least 3 weeks before the visit date will be eligible for the booster vaccine. The Department of Health has advised that if you initially received AstraZeneca, you are able and it is safe to receive Pfizer as a booster shot.
We have attached below the consent form for you to fill out, and please ensure the consent form is completed and returned to Buckland by the 11th of November 2021. Obtaining and recording consent forms will be crucial for residents to receive the booster shot. We have also attached a document providing information regarding what to expect after the vaccine and to clarify more on the process.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact myself on (02) 4752 2500.
Please stay safe and well.