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COVID-19 vaccinations

Information last updated: 17 August 2022

COVID-19 vaccines in Australia

COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for everyone aged 5 years and over. These vaccines are safe, and they are free for everyone in Australia (even if you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident).

These vaccines are designed to help keep you and your community safe from COVID-19.

It is recommended that all people aged 5 and over get the COVID-19 vaccine once they are eligible. You can find out which vaccine you are eligible for and where you can get the vaccine using the Vaccine Clinic Finder tool on the Australian Government's Department of Health website.

The program for vaccinating 5 to 11-year-olds commenced in January, 2022. You can find out more about vaccinating children on the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website

 

The best person to talk to if you have concerns about your health and being vaccinated against COVID-19 is your doctor or regular health professional.

 

The COVID-19 vaccination program is being rolled out by the Commonwealth and State Governments. Moreland City Council does not run the COVID-19 vaccination program. You can find out more about the Commonwealth and State Government vaccine program on the Australian Government's Department of Health website.

All vaccines protect people from becoming very ill from COVID-19

All of the vaccines available in Australia are designed to protect people from becoming very ill from COVID-19. They are particularly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalisation, and death.

Getting your vaccination helps to protect individuals and communities by reducing the spread and severity of COVID-19.

Information about boosters

A (third) booster dose is available for those who have received their second COVID-19 vaccination at least 3 months ago. While primary doses of COVID-19 vaccines provide very good protection, especially against severe disease, staying up to date on your vaccines will make sure the protection is even stronger and longer-lasting.

Staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines increases your protection against:

  • infection with the virus that causes COVID-19
  • severe disease
  • dying from COVID-19

A booster will continue to protect you, your loved ones, and your community against COVID-19. These vaccines are free for everyone.

You are eligible for a COVID-19 third dose (booster) if you are 16 years and older, and have had the second dose of your COVID-19 vaccination at least 3 months ago.

If you have recently had COVID-19, ATAGI recommends waiting 3 months after your infection to receive your next COVID-19 vaccination.

The booster dose is not mandatory. They are recommended to maintain immunity against COVID-19.

Who should get a ‘winter booster’

A fourth ‘winter’ dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is now available to increase protection for certain groups of people at greatest risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

These groups are:

  • adults aged 30 years and older
  • residents of aged care or disability care facilities
  • severely immunocompromised people
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • 16 years or older and with a medical condition that increases the risk of severe COVID-19 illness
  • 16 years or older with disability with significant or complex health needs or multiple comorbidities which increase the risk of poor outcome

Eligible people can get their winter dose three months after receiving their third COVID-19 vaccination dose or confirmed COVID-19 infection if the infection has occurred since the person's third dose.

Those who are severely immunocompromised and have had four doses should also have a winter dose three months after their previous dose.

Learn more about booster doses for COVID-19 vaccines on the Australian Department of Health website.

The Influenza (flu) vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine can be co-administered (that is, given on the same day and one after the other) with the flu vaccine. There is no requirement for a time interval between these vaccines.

The most common way to access the flu vaccine is through your doctor (GP) or a pharmacist immuniser. Some workplaces also provide flu vaccine programs free for staff. 

COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5 to 11

Children aged 5 to 11 are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes 5-year-olds who attend early childhood education and care services.

Bookings are open now. Children will need two separate appointments for the two doses, 8 weeks apart. The vaccine for children is one third of the adult dose.

Vaccines stop people getting very sick, and help stop the virus spreading.

Students do not have to get vaccinated to attend school or early childhood education and care, but it is the best way to keep all children safe.

More information on vaccinations for children and teenagers is available on the Victorian Government Coronavirus website.

What are the main benefits of vaccinating children against COVID-19?

The main benefits include:

  • Offering direct protection against COVID-19 infection and severe disease.
  • Reducing transmission within the household, community and education settings.
  • Minimising the need for education setting closures, travel rescheduling and subsequent impacts.

Where to get vaccinated in Moreland?

There are upcoming COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinics in Fawkner and Pascoe Vale where anyone aged 5 and older can get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Fawkner Sports Hall

  • Where: 77 Jukes Road, Fawkner, in C.B. Smith Reserve
  • When: Friday 19 - Saturday 20 August, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Bookings are encouraged but walk-ins are also accepted.

To book your appointment please visit https://bit.ly/3SpBMi1 or call us on 9240 1111 to talk with our Customer Service team.

Sussex Neighbourhood House

  • Where: 7 Prospect St, Pascoe Vale
  • When: Friday 2 September, from 11:00am to 3:30pm

Bookings are essential for this pop-up clinic.

To book your appointment please visit https://bit.ly/3A4X65u or call us on 9240 1111 to talk with our Customer Service team.

Wheelchair access is available at both of the pop-up vaccination clinics.

Vaccination pop-ups close to Moreland 

Western Health is providing walk-in vaccinations, available to anyone aged 5+.

City of Moonee Valley

  • Where: Westfield Shopping Centre, Airport West
    Community Hub Space (next to concierge)
  • When: Thursday 18 - Friday 19 August, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
    Saturday 20 - Tuesday 23 August, from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Walk in only, no bookings needed.

For more information contact Nerida on 0439 561 363 or nfearnley-gill@mv.cc.vic.gov.au.

Moreland pharmacies and GPs offering COVID-19 vaccines

There are many pharmacies and General Practitioners (GPs) in Moreland where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine. If you would like to check if your local pharmacy or GP is offering COVID-19 vaccines we recommend calling them directly to confirm and find out how to book a vaccine appointment or whether they are offering walk-in vaccinations.

Below is a list of some of the pharmacies and GPs in Moreland that are currently offering COVID-19 vaccines. If you work at a pharmacy or GP that offers COVID-19 vaccinations you can email communications@moreland.vic.gov.au to be added to this list.

Brunswick pharmacies and GPs

Lygon Everyday Chemist (also known as the Lygon Street Pharmacy) at 473-475 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

  • This pharmacy is offering the Moderna vaccine (for people 12 years and older) and AstraZeneca vaccines (for people 18 years and older). This pharmacy is offering reduced dose Pfizer vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old.
  • This clinic is offering the Novavax vaccine.
  • Flu shots are available 
  • You can make a booking by calling 9386 6701 or on the Lygon Everyday Chemist website
  • Staff at this pharmacy can speak Greek & Italian.

Coburg pharmacies

Halfpenny Discount Pharmacy (Coburg) at 385 Sydney Road, Coburg

  • This pharmacy is offering the Moderna vaccine (for people 12 years and older)  3rd and 4th doses 
  • Flu shots are available
  • You can make a booking by calling 9354 7585
  • This pharmacy is also accepting walk-in vaccinations
  • This pharmacy is wheelchair accessible

Glenroy pharmacies

Direct Chemist Outlet (Glenroy) at 785 Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy

  • This pharmacy is offering the Moderna vaccine (for people 12 years and older) and AstraZeneca vaccines (for people 18 years and older). This pharmacy is offering reduced dose Pfizer vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old. This clinic is offering the Novavax vaccine.
  • Flu shots are available 
  • Bookings are required, you can make a booking at this pharmacy on the Medadvisor booking website
  • This pharmacy is also accepting walk-in vaccinations
  • This pharmacy is wheelchair accessible
  • Staff at this pharmacy can speak Vietnamese, Arabic & Serbian

Nelson's Amcal Pharmacy (Glenroy) at 124 West Street, Glenroy

  • This pharmacy is offering Astra Zeneca, Moderna & Pfizer vaccines (for people 12 years and older) and third dose (booster) for people over 18. This pharmacy is offering reduced dose Pfizer vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old. This clinic is offering the Novavax vaccine.

  • 3rd and 4th doses are available.

  • Flu shots are available 
  • Bookings are required, you can make a booking at this pharmacy on the Amcal website or by calling 93068196 or emailing nelsonglenroy@amcal.net.au. More information is available on our pharmacy website.

  • This pharmacy is wheelchair accessible.

  • Staff at this pharmacy speak Italian, Greek, Macedonian and Arabic.

Oak Park pharmacies

Healthline Pharmacy (Oak Park) at 126 Snell Grove, Oak Park

  • This pharmacy is offering the Moderna vaccine (for people 12 years and older) and AstraZeneca vaccines (for people 18 years and older). This pharmacy is offering reduced dose Pfizer vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old.
  • 3rd and 4th doses are available.
  • This clinic is offering the Novavax vaccine.
  • Bookings are required, call 9999 7474 to make a booking
  • This pharmacy is wheelchair accessible
  • Staff at this pharmacy speak Urdu and Arabic

Other places you can get the COVID-19 vaccine

You can find out which vaccine you are eligible for and where you can get the vaccine using the Vaccine Clinic Finder tool on the Australian Government's Department of Health website. You can also use the vaccine booking portal on the Victorian Department of Health website.

If you would prefer to see a map of the vaccination centres in Victoria, you can go to the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website.

Support services and help with COVID-19 vaccination bookings

We are here to help if you need support with the following:

  • Access to support services
  • Help booking a vaccine

Phone our COVID-19 support service on 8311 4140 between 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and we can assist you with getting the support services you need. This includes support to assist you in making a COVID-19 vaccination booking.

You can find out more about support services on our Local COVID-19 supports page.

Make a booking

Book a vaccine appointment at a participating general practice, pharmacy or community health service, or at state-run vaccination centres on the Vaccine Clinic Finder website.

Hotline and translation

The Department of Health’s Coronavirus Hotline 1800 675 398 can help you book an appointment. They can answer questions you have about vaccination. You can find out more about this hotline on the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website.

For school information in languages other than English, call TIS National on 131 450. Please ask them to call the DET COVID-19 hotline on 1800 338 663 and they will help interpret.

Support for students with disability

There is extra support for students with disabilities or who need extra help to get their vaccination. You can find out more about this extra support on the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website. This website also contains information about how to contact specialist Disability Liaison Officers who can help make this process easier.

COVID-19 vaccinations at home

The Victorian Government has an at-home appointment system for COVID-19 vaccinations. An at-home appointment means a healthcare professional (such as a doctor or nurse) visits your home to give you a COVID-19 vaccine.

You can get a COVID-19 vaccination at home for your first or second dose. This service is currently not available for third doses.

Depending on wait times, it may take a little longer for you to get vaccinated using this service compared to attending a vaccination clinic, general practice, or pharmacy. To book an at-home appointment, call the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398. If you need an interpreter, call the hotline and then press 0.

On the day of your at-home COVID-19 vaccine appointment, it will take about 45 minutes to get your vaccine. You can find out more about what to expect from an at-home COVID-19 vaccine appointment on the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website.

People with special requirements or a disability (and their carers) are encouraged to contact a Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) who can help with their booking. You can contact a DLO by:

You can learn more about vaccine information for people with a disability or special requirements, including information about DLOs, on the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website.

Where to learn more about vaccination

The following information about COVID-19 vaccines is available on the Australian Government's Department of Health website.

You can find out which vaccine you are eligible for and where you can get this vaccine using the Vaccine Clinic Finder tool on the Australian Government's Department of Health website.

You can find out about the vaccination centres in Victoria on the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website.

Vaccination resources in other languages

The documents below contain information about COVID-19 vaccinations in a range of languages.

Translated information about vaccines

Translated information about the COVID-19 vaccines available in Australia is available on the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website.

You can also find translated information about COVID-19 on the Victorian Government's Cornavirus website and on the SBS website.