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.
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.
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:
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
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.
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-
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 email@example.com.
You can also access the Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) program that aims to help people with disability access:
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.
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