Covid 19 – the disease and the vaccine

Corona virus vaccinations

We at Wades Pharmacy are taking bookings now for the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

Please ring and register your place so that you can receive the vaccine with minimal waiting time, by ringing the pharmacy at 9420 4959 or contact us

Our vaccinating pharmacist has received current training in the special requirements for handling and administering various types of the Corona virus vaccine.

Risks and Benefits


Many people ask why is a Wellness Pharmacy like ours doing the vaccinations.

The answer is that we want those vaccinated to benefit maximally from this or indeed any vaccine and help to minimise its side effects.

See our blog on the risks and benefits.

The vaccines

They are the Oxford-Astrazenica Covid 19 vaccine that is jointly developed by Australian and British technology and that is currently being produced by CSR in Melbourne, and the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty Covid 19 vaccine Only AZ currently available to us.

The protein (traditional) vaccine was due to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2021 but announced recently a delay.

Annual ‘Flu and other vaccines

We are also expanding our role in other vaccines to include the common childhood illnesses, including measles (Morbillivirus rubeola), mumps (Mumps orthorubulavirus), chicken pox (Varicella zoster virus) and also German measles (rubella) to add to the current, annual ‘flu quadrivalent vaccine.

We are now accredited to vaccinate everybody from age ten years and onwards for childhood vaccines and 18 YO and above for the Covid vaccines.

For maximum uptake we advise that you attend to the simple measures that we recommend to optimise your immune health.

We also encourage all adults, including the over-60s, to maximise their immune health generally with our similarly evidence-based suggestions, as the evidence points to this as being the deciding factor of survival from the virus infections and also some adverse reactions from the vaccine.

Vaccination “uptake”.

Your uptake of the vaccine may be different to others. For example, the influenza vaccine is “effective” in around 50% of cases. See the “uptake” link to see how you may tame the virus. Recent reports indicate a higher response from the genetic vaccines.

That means to you that it may be more or less effective than it should be.

So the question must be asked – “why some and not others”?

The available nutri/physiological evidence reveals that the answer lies in your present immune cell activity. And that this activity can be improved with a better nutritional status.

For a detailed explanation, visit our article in immune health

Briefly, your immune cells are responsible for creating resistance to the virus but immune cells’ functional efficiency varies among individuals. How does this work? Well, because your mast cells and other B cells that receive the “antigen” contained in the protein vaccine replicate antibodies that can attack the virus itself if and when you encounter it, clearly their efficiency determines the level of antibodies that you produce.

With the genetic vaccines, other cells like muscle cells and capillary cells can also generate antibodies. But that factor introduces the need for another health requirement – that of cell wall flexibility and overall health.

The bottom line is that your immune cells use exactly the same mechanism to confer immunity against a virus regardless of whether you are vaccinated or encounter the virus itself.

And that is how herd immunity has traditionally happened before the vaccine era.

So the big message out of this is that this immune vitality improves proportionately to your general health and nutritional status, as does  your general energy and overall health.

And conversely, people in poor health are more susceptible to the viral disease as well as the potential hazards of the vaccination.


Becoming healthy – especially “immune healthy” makes a big difference to your health outcome if you become infected or vaccinated.

So please visit our blogs on nutrition and health as well as the various supplements in our shop that have been designed by me and are available on individual request.

And make sure that when you book in for the vaccine you ask our assistants to direct you to me for a quick, free chat about improving your immune health.

Yours in health,

Phil Wade

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