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COVID FAQs

COVID FAQs

COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people can become severely ill. Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include, fever (37.5 ° or higher), cough  sore throat, shortness of breath (difficulty breathing), runny nose, loss of taste and loss of smell.  Other reported symptoms of COVID-19 include fatigue, acute blocked nose (congestion), muscle pain, joint pain, headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite.

The virus can spread from an infected person’s mouth or nose in small liquid particles when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe heavily. These liquid particles are different sizes, ranging from larger ‘respiratory droplets’ to smaller ‘aerosols’.

At the moment, there is no cure for infection with COVID-19. The only way to protect yourself from potentially catching COVID or becoming severely ill from COVID is to get vaccinated with a full course of a COVID vaccine

If you are pregnant you are in a priority group for COVID-19 vaccination. You a safely have a COVID vaccine at any stage of pregnancy. Research has shown that those who are pregnant have a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and their babies have a higher risk of being born prematurely.

Yes, Health Watch Australia has been selected by the Department of Health to administer COVID vaccines an the Workplace as part of the VAPP Program (Vaccine Administration Partners Program)

Yes, It is now mandatory for all Vaccination Providers to upload all COVID vaccinations and Flu vaccinations to the Australian Immunisation Register

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Infected persons may become unwell for up to a week. Most patients take up to 2 weeks to recover from influenza, however it can cause complications or even death. Some of the complications can include: pneumonia, bronchitis, croup and ear infections.

The flu vaccine can be safely given during any stage of pregnancy. It is recommended that pregnant women get immunised, as they are at higher risk of severe flu or complications from the influenza virus.

Flu vaccines are 70%-90% effective. They are the best protection from the influenza virus and will minimise the spread of the flu to your family, friends and colleagues.

You cannot catch the flu from a flu vaccine. The flu shot is made from an inactivated virus that cannot transmit infection.

At this stage, we are unable to offer the Over 65 Flu vaccination as it is a Government funded vaccination and must be administered by a General Practitioner at a medical centre. It is against medicare regulations to offer the over 65 flu vaccine during a Corporate vaccination session.

Yes. Health Watch Australia has a user friendly booking system which can be customised for each client.

Health Watch Australia only employs Division 1 Immunisation Nurses and General Practitioners to administer their flu vaccinations. As a rule, Health Watch Australia does not use contractors or agency nurses during their annual flu vaccination programs.

an A/Brisbane/02/2018 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;

an A/South Australia/34/2019 (H3N2)-like virus;

a B/Washington/02/2019-like (B/Victoria lineage) virus; and

a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (B/Yamagata lineage) virus.

Staff members can be issued with a voucher and have their flu vaccination at any of our participating pharmacies. There are hundreds of pharmacies nationally to choose from.

No, Health Watch Australia does not charge for no shows. We understand that at times, staff will not be able to attend their session or may be sick on the day. Our clients are not charged for theses staff members.

Yes. Health Watch Australia is affiliated with 2 national pharmacy chains and any staff member who misses a vaccination session can be given a voucher to have their vaccination at one of our participating pharmacies.

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