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Vaccinations

At Guardian Pharmacy Gorokan, we offer COVID-19 and flu vaccinations.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

We carry the Novovax, Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca varieties of the vaccine, so you have plenty of options. If you’re unsure what type is best for you and your needs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and discuss this with our friendly staff.

Different forms of vaccines will require boosters at different intervals and in different amounts. The Moderna vaccine booster, for example, is a half-dose of the full Moderna vaccine, while the Pfizer booster is a full dose. The reasons are complex but the person administering your vaccine knows the differences and will be able to give you the correct one. While you might think the need for a COVID-19 vaccine or booster has passed, this is not the case. Infection rates are still relatively high and some people, such as the elderly, immunocompromised or young people, are still at risk of serious side effects. ‘Long COVID’ is a risk even among healthy people, so it’s best to avoid any unnecessary risk.

A Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccine

To reduce the risks of contracting flu and lessen the effects if you are infected, a flu vaccine is recommended for all people. If you have young children, elderly or immunocompromised people in your life, a flu vaccine may be a great way to help keep them healthy and safe.

Common side effects of the flu include:

  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Coughing
  • Chills

Vaccination FAQ

How do I get my COVID-19 vaccination certificate?

There are a few ways, but the quickest is to sign into MyGov, select the ‘proof of vaccinations’ quick link, click the type you need and follow the prompts. You can put this certificate onto your phone too for easy, on-the-go access.

How long do I need to wait between COVID-19 vaccinations?

The current government recommendation is to wait 4 to 12 weeks depending on variations (the person administering the vaccine will advise you.) You’ll need to wait 3 months between finishing the primary course and your first booster, and 4 months between your first and second boosters (if you need one.)

Do I need to get vaccinated if I’ve already had COVID-19?

Getting COVID-19 does provide a temporary natural reduction of reinfection risk for about 4 months after the initial infection. However, it is still recommended that you get vaccinated even if you’ve had COVID-19.