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Vaccinations

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

Children aged 5 and over and adults are now eligible to be vaccinated. If you have had two doses and are aged over 18, you are eligible for a third, booster dose after three months. You may be eligible for a fourth dose.

You can find pharmacy, health clinic and GP vaccination locations near you via this link.

There are also local vaccination pop-ups organised in the City of Whittlesea noted below.

 

Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccination pop-up at Mill Park Library

Dates: Every Tuesday, 11.30am–4.30pm

Location: Mill Park Library, 394 Plenty Road, Mill park

Doses: Available for Kids 5-11, Children 12+ - 1st 2nd and 3rd dose available, Adults 30+ - 4th dose available

Vaccines on-site: Pfizer available

Walk-in’s only – no bookings required

   

COVID-19 Vaccination pop-up at Lalor Library, Lalor

Dates: Wednesday 21 and 28 September, 3pm-7pm

Location: Lalor library, 2A May Road Lalor

Doses: Available for Kids 5-11, Children 12+ - 1st 2nd and 3rd dose available, Adults 30+ - 4th dose available

Vaccines on-site: Pfizer available

Walk-in’s only – no bookings required

 

COVID-19 Vaccination pop-up at Thomastown Library, Thomastown

Dates: Wednesday 28 September, 10am-1pm

Location: 52 Main St, Thomastown VIC 3074

Doses: Available for Kids 5-11, Children 12+ - 1st 2nd and 3rd dose available, Adults 30+ - 4th dose available

Vaccines on-site: Pfizer and Novavax available

Walk-in’s only – no bookings required

 

COVID-19 vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

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.

 

The vaccine is now available to all people aged 5 years and over.

People aged 18 and over are eligible for a third booster dose three months after their last dose.

You may be eligible for a fourth winter dose if you are:

  • an adult aged 65 years and older
  • a resident of an aged care or disability facility
  • are aged over 16 years and severely immunocompromised
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aged 50 years or older.

Eligible people can receive their winter dose 4 months after received heir third dose or from four months after having COVID-19 if infection has occurred since the person's third dose.

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

Check where you can get vaccinated

 

You can also find pharmacy, health clinic and GP vaccination locations near you via this link.

 

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 https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/disability-liaison-officers

Or contact Northern Health Disability Liaison Officer via email DisabilityLiaison@nh.org.au

People need to wait 3 months after Covid-19 infection to receive their next scheduled COVID-19 vaccine dose

 

 

The Pfizer vaccine can be used for anyone aged 5 and older and Moderna for anyone aged 6 and older.

Moderna is currently available primarily through pharmacies, as well as some vaccination centres and pop-up clinics.

You can book an appointment for Moderna through the Federal Government’s Vaccine Clinic finder: covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au.

The AstraZeneca vaccine is recommended for people aged 60 and over however you can get this vaccine if you are over 18 years after consultation with your GP or at selected mass vaccination centres.

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

All three vaccines require two doses. You will receive the same vaccine for both dose one and dose two.

Booster doses are Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca and Novovax.

The COVID-19 vaccine does not protect against influenza, so yes you should still have an influenza vaccine in readiness for the winter influenza season.

 

You can book in for a flu vaccine at one of Council's public immunisation sesions.

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:   https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/advice-for-providers/clinical-guidance/clinical-recommendations#timing-of-administration-of-other-vaccines

COVID-19 booster doses are recommended for anyone aged 16 and over who has had their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine three or more months ago. 

4th booster dose is now available for people aged 30+ and have had their last dose three or more months ago.

You can get a COVID-19 booster dose from a GP, pharmacy, nearby community pop-ups or Victorian vaccination centre.