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  • What do I bring for to the Supervised Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for Travel appointment?
    The traveller(s) must bring their valid passport. We also require an email address or phone number in order to issue the certificate(s).
  • Can I provide my own rapid antigen test for the Supervised Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for Travel service?
    To ensure appropriate conditions and standards have been maintained, you must perform your self-test with a TGA approved RAT test from Stanmore Station Pharmacy at the time of the service.
  • What if I test POSITIVE at my Supervised Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for Travel appointment?
    After your self-test, you are required to wait outside the pharmacy. The result will be certified accordingly, and you be instructed to isolate and seek medical advice as per state health requirements. Our staff will also conduct a deep clean of consultation room in accordance to COVID-SAFE measures.
  • Can this Supervised Rapid Antigen Test for Travel service be performed on children?
    Testing on children must be performed by an adult legal guardian and witnessed by a supervising pharmacist if the child cannot adequately perform a self-test. This service may not be suitable for infants and babies, who may require a PCR test conducted by a trained health professional.
  • What is a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)?
    Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) detect Covid-19 antigens from a nasal or saliva specimen, with results usually within 15 minutes. RATs can be used if: you have cold & flu-like symptoms have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID you want to quickly check if you may have COVID-19 as part of a surveillance program such as for school or workplace These tests are faster but less accurate than a standard polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test that you can get at a COVID-19 testing site.
  • What Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are TGA approved?
    The TGA has approved the following COVID-19 self-tests (home use tests) for supply in Australia from 1 November 2021. It is important to follow the instructions for the specific test you do. Instructions for each test are provided. Click here to view the list of self-tests that are approved in Australia.
  • How do you read a COVID-19 rapid antigen test?
    Negative Result When you look at the strip, you might see a line next to the letter C. This means you are negative. You do not have COVID-19. Positive Result When you look at the strip, you might see a line next to the letter C and a line next to the letter T. The line might be very light. This means you are positive. You do have COVID-19. Invalid Result When you look at the strip, you might see only one line next to the letter T, or no lines at all. This means your test did not work. You will need to do another test.
  • How to do a rapid antigen test from your nose?
    Getting ready Wash your hands before you do the rapid antigen test (RAT). Doing the test Most tests work the same way, there are some small that can be different so make sure you read what the box says before you do the test. Take the stick out of the packet. Do not touch the soft part at the end of the stick. Put the soft part of the stick up your nose. Put it all the way up until you feel it touch the back of your nose. Keep moving the stick around in your nose. Count to 15 slowly. When the stick is in your nose, you can press on the side of your nose. Use the soft end of the same stick for the other nostril. When you are done, put the stick into the tube and stir the stick 10 times. Then, gently squeeze the sides of the tube together 10 times. Take the stick out of the tube and put the cap tightly on the tube. Get the strip that will show you have if you have COVID-19 and squeeze 2 or 4 drops of liquid onto the circle (check to see how many drops the box says). Set your time or watch for 15 minutes and wait for the result. If you got a negative result but still have symptoms do another test in 2 days.
  • How to do a rapid antigen test with your saliva?
    Getting ready Wash your hands. Do not put anything in your mouth for 30 minutes before you do the test. This includes food and drinks, gum, cigarretes and brushing teeth. Doing the test Most tests work the same way, there are some small that can be different so make sure you read what the box says before you do the test. Cough deeply 3 to 5 times. Wear a mask when you cough or put a tissue in front of your mouth and nose. Do not do this close to other people. Put the mouth piece on top of the tube. Squeeze the tube in the middle. Spit into the mouth piece. Stop squeezing the tube. Repeat until your saliva gets to the first line at the bottom of the tube. Take the mouth piece off the tube. Open the pack with the buffer and pour it into the tube. Be careful not to get any buffer liquid onto your skin or eyes. Rinse with water if you do. Put the lid on the tube and squeeze the bottom part of the tube 10 to 15 times. Get the strip that will show you if you have COVID-19. Squeeze 2 drops from the tube onto the circle Set your time or watch for 15 minutes and wait for the result. If you got a negative result but still have symptoms do another test in 2 days.
  • How much does the COVID-19 vaccine cost?
    COVID-19 vaccine doses are free for everyone in Australia.
  • Who is eligible for a booster vaccination?
    https://www.health.gov.au/news/atagi-2023-booster-advice
  • What types of COVID-19 vaccines do you have?
    Currently, we have the following: - Pzifer - Pzifer Paediatric - Moderna - Novavax.
  • Do you offer walk-in vaccinations?
    Walk-ins currently available: Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm Saturday: 9am - 12:30pm
  • What will happen when I arrive at the pharmacy for a vaccination?
    As with all vaccination providers,the pharmacist is required to make a final assessment of your eligibility to receive an influenza vaccination on the day of your appointment. This will include completing the pre-screening process and gaining your consent to complete the vaccination service. In addition, as at other vaccination clinics, the pharmacist will request that you remain in the pharmacy for 15 minutes to monitor you for side effects from the vaccination. Finally, the pharmacist will upload the details of your vaccination to the Australian Immunisation Register.
  • Who performs the COVID-19 vaccinations?
    Vaccinations are carried out by qualified pharmacists.
  • How much does the flu vaccination cost?
    $25 for general patients The vaccination is free if you're eligible under the National Immunisation Program: all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over certain medical conditions that increase your chance of severe influenza and its complications pregnant women (at any stage during pregnancy) people aged 65 years and over. Full list @ https://www.stanmorestationpharmacy.com.au/nip-eligibility
  • What age do you have to be to get the flu vaccination?
    Pharmacists are able to vaccinate from those who are 5 years old and above. Children below the age of 5 will need to see their GP for a flu vaccination.
  • Who performs the flu vaccinations?
    Vaccinations are carried out by qualified pharmacists.
  • Can you get the COVID-19 vaccination or the Whooping Cough vaccination at the same time? 
    COVID-19 vaccines or Whooping Cough Vaccines can be co-administered (i.e. on the same day) with an influenza vaccine.
  • Where can I find out more information about the flu vaccination?
    You can find more information by visiting The Australian Immunisation Handbook Influenza, which is available here: https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/vaccine-preventable-diseases/influenza-flu
  • Does the pharmacist need to wipe my arm with a swab or wear gloves when giving me my vaccination?
    No. As outlined in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, if the skin is visibly clean, there is no need to wipe it with an antiseptic (such as an alcohol wipe). Likewise, gloves and protective eyewear are not routinely recommended for immunisation providers. However, the pharmacist should wear gloves and eyewear if they are at risk of coming into contact with body fluids or if they have open lesions on their hands.
  • How much does the Whooping Cough vaccination cost?
    The Whooping Cough vaccination costs $55.00 AUD. However, the vaccine is free for pregnant women through the National Immunisation Program. This can now be accessed within our pharmacy.
  • Who is eligible to receive a Whooping Cough vaccination?
    For those who have not had a Whooping Cough vaccine in the past 10 years and who are 12 years old and above.
  • Who performs the Whooping Cough vaccinations?
    Whooping Cough vaccinations are carried out by qualified pharmacists.
  • What other vaccine can be co-administered with the Whooping Cough vaccine?
    People can receive the Whooping Cough vaccine at the same as most other vaccines (i.e. COVID-19 vaccines & the Influenza vaccine), according to Australian Immunisation Handbook.
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