Coronavirus - be informed. We are here to support you.

As we enter a new phase of living with COVID-19, here at Pharmacy 777, we encourage all of our patients to continue to be informed, and to take active steps in helping to minimise the spread and risk of infection among our community. We are here to support you and in-pharmacy are following infection control procedures and taking safety precautions. Please follow the advice of our team when visiting us. 


Everyone has a part to play in preventing the Coronavirus Infection, COVID-19, from spreading and affecting the community.


  • Australians should remain alert and informed, but not be alarmed.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is unwell with a fever, cough or is sneezing.
  • Regularly wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser if available, particularly after coming into close contact with another person or a public surface. 
  • Always cover your mouth with your bent elbow when coughing or sneezing, or use a tissue and dispose of the used tissue immediately.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands – germs can enter your body this way. 
  • Practise physical distancing by keeping 1.5 metres away from others wherever possible.
  • Wearing a mask can help protect you and those around you.
  • Optimise the body’s immune defences by eating well, getting enough sleep, being up to date with flu vaccinations and COVID-19 vaccinations, and reviewing existing health condition management with your Pharmacist or Doctor.
  • If you have cold or flu like symptoms you should get tested for COVID-19, even if your symptoms are mild.
  • If you feel unwell stay at home and rest, unless you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, in which case seek medical care and call in advance.

Stay up-to-date about Australia's COVID-19 Vaccination Program.



*available at selected locations, contact your local 777 for availability
*Express Delivery service is not available at Quality Pharmacy 777 Heaths Road 

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Frequently asked questions.

  • What is the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

    Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can make humans and animals sick. They cause illnesses that can range from the common cold to more severe diseases.
    Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan City in China. The pathogen that causes COVID-19 is named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, SARS-CoV-2.

  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

    Symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough and/or shortness of breath, like the symptoms of the common cold. Other symptoms include runny nose or congestion, headache, fatigue, muscle or joint pain, nausea or loss of appetite, diarrhoea, vomiting, temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste. In severe cases, the virus can cause pneumonia with severe acute respiratory distress. From what we know now about COVID-19, the symptoms can occur between 1 and 14 days from exposure to the virus. If you suspect you may have these symptoms, and you have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient or recently travelled in regions know to have an outbreak in the last 14 days, please call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

  • Can COVID-19 be transmitted from person to person?

    Yes, COVID-19 can be spread from person to person. This can happen when a person comes into contact with the respiratory droplets from an infected person, for example, through coughing or sneezing, or from touching objects or surfaces that have droplets from an infected person and then touching your mouth or face. Spread of this coronavirus from person to person is usually between close contacts. 

  • How can my pharmacy help?

    Your Pharmacy 777 Pharmacist is available to help answer any questions you may have about the virus or the vaccine roll out, and to give advice and recommendations surrounding limiting the spread and minimising the risk of contracting COVID-19.
    We can also assist by recommending products to assist with health and symptom management. Pharmacy 777 is also prepared with services* available to support you at home such as Express Delivery, Scripts on File, and online script ordering. We also encourage all patients to get their annual flu shot, a service provided at all Pharmacy 777 pharmacies that aligns with government recommendations.

    *please check with your local 777 about services available


  • Is a vaccine available?

    Australia's COVID-19 Vaccination Program is underway.

    For the latest information, please visit the Department of Health's website, call the National Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080 or seek guidance from your GP or Pharmacist.

    Click here for more information.


  • Will the influenza vaccine help?

    While the flu vaccine won’t combat COVID-19, it will help reduce the severity and spread of flu, which can lower a person’s immunity and make them susceptible to other illnesses. This position is supported by Health Minister, Greg Hunt.

  • What about timing between vaccines?

    COVID-19 vaccines are delivered in a primary course of two or three doses, with a booster dose from 3 months after your last primary course dose. Click here to find out more.

    The Department of Health have advised a COVID-19 vaccine can be given on the same day as an influenza vaccine.  

    For the timing between the COVID-19 vaccine and any other vaccines, please speak to your Pharmacist, GP or immunising health care professional about the most appropriate time to make your appointment.  


  • What information do I need to know if I am travelling?

    Check the latest updates at Smart Traveller, https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/.
    Be aware that this information can change so it is important to check regularly.

    Latest advice can also be found on each state and territory’s Department of Health website.

  • Is it recommended to wear a face mask?

    Each state and territory may update advice on the use of masks according to changing circumstances around the community spread of COVID-19. Wearing a mask can help protect you and those around you.

    Latest advice can be found on each state and territory’s Department of Health website.