COVID-19 Vaccinations at Beecroft GP


Beecroft General Practice is participating in the COVID-19 vaccine national roll-out. Eligible patients can call the practice on 9484 1552 and book in for their vaccinations.

  • Preparation

    Learn what preparations must be done before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

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    If you're new to Beecroft General Practice, please complete this form so we can welcome you to our practice!

Pre-vaccination advice for children's Covid vaccination

Please ensure your child is dressed for easy access to their upper arm, e.g. t-shirt, singlet.

We recommend all children aged 5-11 years sit on a carer’s lap and are held in a hug during the vaccine. Even cooperative children can recoil away during the vaccine.

To secure your child safely, sit them sideways or in a straddle on your lap. With one hand, hold the elbow of the arm that will be vaccinated. If they are uncooperative, ensure the other arm is secured as well, so they cannot push the needle away. You can tuck this arm behind your arm. See picture below.

The majority of children are cooperative with gentle coaxing from a parent. However, if your child is struggling and you cannot hold them still, we will be unable to provide the vaccination. It would not be safe for the child, the parent or the vaccinator to proceed.

Tips for children who are anxious about injections:

  • Do the vaccination without delay once they enter the room. The most stressful past is the apprehension prior.
  • If you have multiple children who need to be vaccinated, vaccinate the most anxious child first. Preferably bring the children in one at a time, with another parent present outside. A classic negotiating tactic from children is to go last. Having vaccinated thousands of children, our experience is that anxious children have increasing anxiety watching others have their vaccine. This is the case even if the vaccine does not cause distress to others who are receiving a vaccine and who say it was fine.
  • Anxious children often go into "fight or flight" mode. They cannot be reasoned with or bribed. It is kindest to quickly hold them securely and have the vaccine as soon as possible. The child’s anxiety will resolve quickly.
Image showing ideal position for children during vaccinations
Saturday vaccination team at Beecroft GP