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Pfizer Vaccine Now Available

September 29, 2021

Pfizer Vaccination Adelaide CBD

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering Pfizer vaccines for patients 12 years and over.

Bookings are available now and can be made by calling our friendly reception team, who are happy to help. We encourage anyone booking a 1st dose appointment to book their 2nd follow up appointment at the same time.

To book an appointment, call Globe Medical on (08) 8232 7372.

  • Eligible Medicare card holders only.
  • Phone bookings only.

Pfizer covid vaccine now available with GPs at Globe Medical in Adelaide's city centre.

What is the vaccination schedule for Pfizer?

2 doses of the Pfizer vaccine are required, with 3 to 6 weeks between your first and second dose. You may not be fully protected against COVID-19 until 7 to 14 days after your second dose.

What's actually in the Pfizer Vaccine?

Pfizer is a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine. This type of vaccine, uses a genetic code called RNA to reach our cells how to make a specific spike protein that triggers an immune response. The RNA from the vaccine does not change your DNA in any way, and your body quickly breaks it down. 

Please note the Pfizer vaccine does not contain any live virus, and it cannot give you COVID-19. 

What are the common side effects?

As with any vaccine, you may have some temporary side effects after receiving Pfizer. This shows your immune system is working.

Common side effects after Pfizer include:

  • Injection site pain or swelling
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Fever and chills.

Most side effects are very mild and go away within 24 to 48 hours.

What groups should not have the Pfizer vaccine?

It's not recommended that you have the Pfizer vaccine if you have had:

  • A severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to a previous dose of the vaccine
  • Anaphylaxis after exposure to any component of the vaccine, including polyethylene glycol (PEG)
  • Myocarditis and/or pericarditis attributed to a previous dose of the vaccine
  • Any other serious adverse event attributed to a previous dose of the vaccine.

If you have any more questions please speak with Globe Medical Reception or see the Department of Health COVID Vaccination Patient Resources.