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As your trusted local healthcare partner, we have created this Hawthorne Clinic ‘COVID Vaccine Hub’ to help you find the most up-to-date, reliable information relating to the current vaccination program.

All of our GPs, nurses and admin staff have undertaken the appropriate training specific to this program. We all are working hard to help vaccinate our local community in a timely and safe manner.

This vaccination program is a HUGE logistical exercise for both the Australian Government as well as private businesses. The program will play an important role as one part of the overall plan in the fight against COVID-19.

If you are still unable to find answers to your queries from the resources provided, please give us a call on 07 3399 5444 or email us at

Rather than republishing text from official sources, we are providing a series of live links. This is because the information is being updated regularly by the relevant government and regulatory bodies. However, at the top of this past we are posting live updates relating to our services at the Practice, to keep you informed.

Key Information

  • The vaccine is FREE to anyone with a current Medicare card, as well as some eligible visa holders.

  • Make an informed decision – base your decision on information from trusted sources only.

  • The vaccine schedule requires 2 doses – ideally 12 weeks apart for maximum immune response.

  • The vaccine program rollout schedule prioritises those deemed to be at a higher risk of becoming seriously unwell if they contract COVID-19. 

  • Please be patient and respectful as we all navigate this complex and sensitive program.

  • Please ensure you allow adequate time in your schedule to complete the process appropriately.



The rollout of the vaccine will happen in stages. Factors like your age, occupation and medical history will determine when you are eligible to receive the vaccine.


If you present to Hawthorne Clinic for vaccination and are not eligible, you will be asked to return when you are eligible.

You can check your eligibility for the vaccine using the government's Vaccine Eligibility Checker.

Booking Your Appointment

If you're eligible to receive the vaccine then you can proceed with booking your vaccination through Hawthorne Clinic's booking app, HotDoc.

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Eligible for a vaccination? Book into Hawthorne Clinic through HotDoc today to receive your free COVID-19 vaccination.