Consent form for COVID-19 vaccination
People who have a COVID-19 vaccination have a much lower chance of getting sick from the disease called COVID-19.
The COVID-19 vaccination is free. You choose whether to have the vaccination or not.
At Grantham House, the Doctors and Nurses have provided over 20,000 COVID immunisations as a leader in the community’s response to the pandemic.
Medical experts have studied COVID-19 vaccines to make sure they are safe. Most side effects are mild and don’t last for long. As with any vaccine or medicine, there may be rare and/or unknown side effects.
You can tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects like a sore arm, headache, fever or any other side effect you are worried about. You may be contacted by SMS within the week after receiving the vaccine to see how you are feeling after vaccination.
Some people may still get COVID-19 after vaccination. So you must still follow public health precautions as required in your state or territory to stop the spread of COVID-19 including:
Vaccination providers record all vaccinations on the Australian Immunisation Register, as required by Australian law. You can view your vaccination record online through your:
The latest COVID immunisations are available now.
How is the information you provide at your appointment used
For information on how your personal details are collected, stored and used visit https://www.health.gov.au/covid19-vaccines.
On the day you receive your vaccine
Before you get vaccinated, tell the person giving you the vaccination if you:
If you are over 70 years of age or immunocompromised, the Australia Government provides free antiviral medications aimed at reducing the severity of the COVID illness.
If your COVID test is positive, arrange a telephone call from your Doctor at Grantham House and he or she will be able to prescribe the appropriate antiviral medication as appropriate, on that day.