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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.

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

    • Open: 8.30am to 5.30pm
    • Available for: Walk-ins currently not accepted for people under 60 years.
    • Book online: vaccination.nh.org.au

For more details, other vaccination centre locations, eligibility and bookings, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment

 

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 DPV Health at the Plenty Ranges building at the Council Civic Centre.

All people aged 16 and over are recommended to have the vaccine once they are eligible. The vaccine program is being implemented in a phased approach. The vaccine will be offered as a priority to those most at risk of becoming very ill with COVID-19 and those at greater risk of becoming infected through their work.

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:

A vaccination centre specifically for people living with a disability, and staff who care for them in their homes, is now open.

Eligibility:  

  • People living within supported accommodation and the support staff for those facilities 
  • If there are 2 or more people living with a disability at a single residence, they and all other people living within that household  

Details

Venue: Aspen Medical

Location: 258 Settlement Road, Thomastown

Open: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4pm

Bookings essential:  

Individual appointments can be made by clicking on the following link: https://healthengine.com.au/book-covid-19-vaccination/85312 

 Staff must bring the following to their appointment:

For all enquiries please email vicnorthvax@aspenmedical.com. 

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 vaccine can be used for people aged 16-60.

The AstraZeneca vaccine is recommended for people aged 60 and over.

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

Both 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).