About Our COVID-19 Vaccination program
Chemist King pharmacies are committed to supporting their communities from the COVID-19 illness.
Selected Chemist King pharmacies are now approved vaccination providers for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, helping to provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local areas and wider community.
When it is your turn to get vaccinated, you can book your appointments at your local Chemist King Store. Speak to your Chemist King Pharmacist today for professional advice.
Click on the links to book a FREE vaccination at your nearest Chemist King pharmacy.
Chemist King Colonel Light Gardens
Chemist King Mount Gambier
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Chemist King Morphett Vale
What has ATAGI said about the new vaccines?
The federal government has announced updated COVID-19 vaccines will be available from December 11.
The new vaccines are monovalent. That means they're designed to specifically target one COVID-19 variant.
This differs from the most recent boosters which were bivalent and tailored to protect against both the original strain of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant.
But COVID-19 has mutated several times since Omicron arrived in Australia in 2021, and we no longer see the original strain first detected in Wuhan.
Now, Omicron subvariants EG.5 (nicknamed Eris) and BA.2.86 (dubbed Pirola) are circulating Australia.The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is "monitoring" Pirola but has classified Eris as a variant of interest given its prevalence.
The new vaccines don't specifically target these strains as they were made for another Omicron subvariant called XBB.1.5 (sometimes known as Kraken). But that strain is very closely related to Pirola and Eris so the XBB.1.5 vaccines will offer crossover immunity.
Speak to your Chemist King Pharmacist today for professional advice.