Sending in Your Referral
Support Us

RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 27 2020
Many people in our community are feeling worried about COVID-19, our team is here to support you. Please visit our dedicated COVID-19 informati...

Team Harley - City2Surf 2017

Jun 27 2017
Mum Danielle puts it beautifully: "Why we started Team Harley: To raise awareness for Congenital Heart Disease in memory of our amazing...

Halor's story

Jun 23 2017
One of our patients, Halor, was featured on The Children's Hospital at Westmead's Facebook page this week:     ...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information

 

COVID-19 Vaccination

Recently, the Australian Government has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-16 years of age. The Pfizer vaccine is already approved for children older than 16 years of age.

The cardiologists at the Heart Centre for Children, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN) strongly recommend that all children aged 12-16 years of age be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine - this includes children with heart conditions.

Any risk associated with the Pfizer vaccine is far smaller than the risks of being infected with COVID-19. Being infected with COVID-19 following successful vaccination with Pfizer vaccine has been shown to be extremely effective in preventing serious illness. This is even more important in children with heart conditions. There is no information available to suggest that children with heart conditions are at any increased risk following the Pfizer vaccine.

Currently, the Government is prioritising children who have an increased risk of severe COVID-19, including children with heart conditions. You can find information on that here.

To show that your child is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, use a copy of your latest letter from your cardiologist. If you do not have a copy of a letter, then please contact your general practitioner first or alternatively contact the Heart Centre for Children, SCHN on 9845 2345 (Westmead) or 9382 1872 (Randwick).

For further information about COVID-19 on the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website, please click

 

Patients and Families - Information Guides

Many people in our community are feeling worried about COVID-19.

Our team has developed some general information guides, which include contact numbers for the Heart Centre for Children, SCHN support team and various agency contact numbers and websites to support you during this difficult time.

COVID-19: A support guide for families of children with heart disease

COVID-19: Information for children and adolescents with a heart condition

COVID-19: Information for children and adolescents who are immunosuppressed following a heart transplant

COVID-19: A support guide for women and families following a diagnosis of heart disease during pregnancy

Contact UsPrintBookmark SiteTell a Friend