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Vaccinations

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

The best way to protect yourself against Covid-19 is to be vaccinated against the virus.

Check where you can get vaccinated and wait times

You can make a booking online to one of the state-run centres.

We have the following vaccination centre in the City of Whittlesea.

Thomastown Vaccination Hub, 258 Settlement Road, Thomastown. Run by Aspen Medical.

LaTrobe University Bundoora, plenty road. Vaccine hub located next to car park 6. Run by Austin Health.

  • Open: 8.am to 3pm (7 days a week)
  • Available for: AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine on appointment. Booking is required.
  • Moderna Vaccine blitz operating from 4-10 October, Walk up appointments available for people aged 12-59. no bookings necessary
  • Book online: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment or call 1800 675 398

Council Offices, 35 Ferres Blvd, South Morang (follow the signs to the PRACC building). Run by Northern Health.

 Below is the list of local pharmacies administering Moderna vaccine:

Bundoora:

  • Priceline Pharmacy Bundoora Square, 39 Plenty Road, Bundoora
  • Priceline Pharmacy University Hill, 1 Janefield Drive

Doreen:

  • Chemist Discount Centre Laurimar, 126 Painted Hills Road

Epping:

  • Chemist Warehouse Epping Homemaker Centre, 560-650 High Street
  • Greenbrook Pharmacy, Greenbrook Shopping Centre - McDonalds Road
  • Quality Pharmacy Epping Medical, Epping Plaza Cnr High St and Cooper St

Lalor:

  • Direct Chemist Outlet Lalor, 340 Station Street
  • Lalor Community Pharmacy, 288 Station Street
  • Lalor Discount Drug Store, 24 Lorne Street
  • Priceline Pharmacy Lalor Plaza, 22 McKimmies Road

Mernda:

  • Chemist Warehouse Mernda Junction, Mernda Junction S/C 1435 Plenty Road

Mill Park:

  • Chemist Warehouse Westfield Plenty Valley, McDonalds Road
  • Mill Park Pharmacy, The Stables Shopping Centre Childs Road

South Morang:

  • TerryWhite Chemmart South Morang, The Promenade Mill Park Lakes Estate

Thomastown:

  • Joe Ardi's Pharmacy, 122 Main Street
  • Thomastown Discount Drug Store, 241-243 High Street

Whittlesea:

  • Whittlesea Pharmacy, 69 Church Street

For more details, other vaccination centre locations, eligibility and bookings, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment or visit health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-vaccine-clinic-finder

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.

There is currently a vaccination clinic being run by Northern Health at the Plenty Ranges building at the Council Civic Centre.

All people aged 12 and over are recommended to have the vaccine once they are eligible. 

  • From 11th October 2021, all Victorian vaccination centres are offering Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to all people aged 12 and over.
  • The online booking portal and Victorian Coronavirus hotline will reflect updated eligibility requirements.
  • People aged 60 and over who booked an appointment at a Victorian vaccination centre from 11 October onwards will be offered Moderna, Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine, depending on the vaccines available at the site.

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

Use the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker (external site) to see if you’re eligible to be vaccinated.

First check if you are eligible to receive the vaccine – you can do this via the eligibility tracker. If you are eligible, you can then select a GP in your area who is currently able to offer the vaccine.

Alternatively you can:

Aspen Medical is operating a vaccination clinic specifically for-

  • Anyone who is a participant of NDIS
  • The direct family of an NDIS participant
  • Anyone who shares a house with an NDIS participant.
  • Staff who work in the Disability sector

The clinic operates Monday to Friday between 8:30am to 4:00pm and is located at 258 Settlement Road, Thomastown.

Individual staff appointments can be made by clicking on the following link: https://healthengine.com.au/book-covid-19-vaccination/85312 or via sending an email to vicnorthvax@aspenmedical.com.

You can also 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

You should still have the vaccine even if you have had a previous COVID-19 infection as you may have some level of immunity, but this varies and may not last long. The vaccine has been designed specifically to give reliable, lasting immunity.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccine can be used for people aged 12 and over.

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, such as Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre.

 

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.

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.

It is recommended there is at least 14 days (before or after) between vaccinations for the flu and COVID-19.

Read more detailed guidance about:

COVID-19 vaccines and influenza vaccination (external site).