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Vaccinations

Find out more information about the COVID-19 vaccination program.

COVID-19 vaccination information

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to every Victorian aged 6 months and over. Information on eligibility and doses can be found on the Victorian Government coronavirus website.

You can also access translated information and information on your nearest pharmacy, health clinic or GP offering COVID-19 vaccinations.

 

COVID-19 vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

Can Council give me the COVID-19 vaccine?

No, the City of Whittlesea does not give the COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination program is being organised by the Australian Government with support from state governments.

 

Who should have the vaccine?

The vaccine is now available to all people aged 6 months and over. Further information on vaccines and eligibility can be found below:

 

Is the vaccine free?

Yes, the COVID-19 vaccination is free for everyone living in Australia regardless of their Medicare or visa status.

Some GP’s or pharmacies may charge appointment fees. Check with individual providers prior to booking.

 

Where do I get vaccinated?

You can book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine at any GP, health provider or pharmacy offering COVID-19 vaccinations.

You can use the Australian governments vaccine clinic finder to find your nearest pharmacy, health clinic or GP.

Check with individual providers for any additional fees prior to booking.

 

Vaccination for people with a disability

You can access the Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) program that aims to help people with disability access:

  • COVID-19 testing
  • COVID-19 vaccination
  • Advice and prevention through linking people to other health supports.

For more information visit the disability liaison officer webpage.  

Contact a DLO by emailing DLOcoordinator@dhhs.vic.gov.au  

Contact Northern Health Disability Liaison Officer via email at DisabilityLiaison@nh.org.au

Further information on vaccines for people with a disability can be found on the Australian government website.

 

Should I receive the vaccine if I have already had the COVID-19 infection?

Yes, you should wait 3 months after testing positive to COVID-19 infection before receiving your next scheduled COVID-19 vaccine dose.

More information: Vaccination after COVID-19 infection

 

Which vaccine will I receive?

The latest information on vaccines and eligibility can be found on the Victorian governments Get vaccinated webpage.

You can find information on which vaccine is suitable and book an appointment using the vaccine clinic finder online.

You will be offered a suitable vaccine at the time of booking.

Further information and recommendations on COVID-19 vaccines and doses can be found on ATAGIs webpage.

If you have any questions about which vaccine is suitable for you, speak with your GP or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398

(press zero if you require an interpreter).

 

Should I get an influenza (flu) vaccine as well as a COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes. The COVID-19 vaccine does not protect against influenza, so you should still have an annual influenza vaccine.  

You can book in for a flu vaccine with your local GP or pharmacy.  The flu vaccine is free for those that meet the eligibility criteria. Check with your provider prior to booking.

 

Can I have both COVID vaccination and flu vaccination at the same time?

COVID-19 vaccines can be co-administered (that is, given on the same day) with an influenza vaccine. 

COVID-19 vaccines can also be co-administered with other vaccines if required.  

For more information view the clinical recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines.

 

When am I eligible for my booster?

COVID-19 booster doses are recommended to help minimise the risk of infection. For the latest information on doses and eligibility, visit the Coronavirus Victoria website or the Department of Health website.

The Moderna and Pfizer Bivalent vaccines are now available as booster doses for anyone aged 18 and above.

For information to help you select a vaccine, or to book an appointment for a COVID-19 booster dose, use the vaccine clinic finder online.