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Vaccinations

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

Everyone aged 6 months and over is eligible to be vaccinated. If you have had two doses and are aged over 16, you are eligible for a third booster dose after three months.

You may be eligible for a fourth dose. More information is available at Get vaccinated | Coronavirus Victoria

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.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination pop-ups

Walk ins only – no bookings required.

 

Mill Park Library

Dates: Every Tuesday until and including 20 December, 1pm-4.30pm

Location: Mill Park Library – 394 Plenty Rd Mill Park

Vaccines on-site: Adults and Children’s Pfizer, Moderna Spikevax Bivalent - available as booster for 18+ years of age, Monkeypox (eligibility criteria applies.

Doses: Adults and Children’s Pfizer, Moderna Spikevax Bivalent - available as booster for 18+ years of age, Monkeypox (eligibility criteria applies).

 

Whittlesea Community Connections 

Dates: Every Thursday until and including 15 December, 3.00pm – 6.30pm  

Location: Whittlesea Community Connections -  Community Room Shop 112B Pacific Epping Shopping Centre, 583 High St Epping

Vaccines on-site: Adults and Children’s Pfizer, Moderna Spikevax Bivalent - available as booster for 18+ years of age, Monkeypox (eligibility criteria applies).

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

  

Whittlesea Community Activity Centre

Dates: Wednesday 30 November, 7 and 14 December, 1.00pm – 4.30pm  

Location: 57-61 Laurel St, Whittlesea, Meeting Room 2

Vaccines on-site: Adults and Children’s Pfizer, Moderna Spikevax Bivalent - available as booster for 18+ years of age, Monkeypox (eligibility criteria applies).

Doses: Kids 5-11, Children 12+ - 1st and 2nd available (3rd dose available for ages 16+ or severely immunocompromised), Adults 30+ - 4th dose available.

 

Thomastown Library

Dates: Monday 5, 12 and 19 December,  1.00pm-4.30pm

Location: 52 Main St Thomastown

Vaccines on-site: Adults and Children’s Pfizer, Moderna Spikevax Bivalent - available as booster for 18+ years of age, Monkeypox (eligibility criteria applies).

Doses: Kids 5-11, Children 12+ - 1st and 2nd dose available (3rd dose available for ages 16+ or severely immunocompromised), Adults 30+ - 4th dose available. 

 

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.

Further information can be found at Get vaccinated | Coronavirus Victoria

 

The vaccine is now available to all people aged 6 months and over.

Children aged 6 months to under 5 are eligible for a Primary dose (first or second dose, 8 weeks apart) if they are severely immunocompromised or have a disability or complex medical condition that increases the risk of severe COVID-19 illness.

People aged 16 and over are eligible for a third booster dose three months after their last dose.

People aged 12-15 are eligible for a third dose if they are severely immunocompromised or have a disability or complex medical condition that increases the risk of severe COVID-19 illness.

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

  • an adult aged 30 years and older
  • a resident of an aged care or disability facility
  • are aged 16 years or over and severely immunocompromised
  • are aged 16 years or over and have a medical condition or disability with significant, complex or multiple health issues that increase the risk of severe COVID-19 illness
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aged 50 years or older.

Eligible people can receive their fourth dose three months after receiving their third dose or 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.

There may be an additional charge if you get vaccinated at a GP or pharmacy. Check with individual providers prior to booking.

You can book an appointment for a COVID-19 booster dose at a GP or pharmacy, or attend a nearby vaccination pop-up (no bookings required)

Pop up locations can be found at Vaccinations - Whittlesea Council

GP’s, health clinics and pharmacies can be found at covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au

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 testing positive to COVID-19 infection before receiving their next scheduled COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Ages 6 months to under 5 years – paediatric dose of Moderna, (2 doses, 8 weeks apart). Only available through GP’s.

Ages 5 to 11 – Children aged 5 can receive Pfizer. Children aged 6-11 can receive Pfizer or Moderna (2 doses, 8 weeks apart). Smaller dose given specifically for age group.

Ages 12 to 15 - Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax for primary course (first 2 doses, 8 weeks apart). Severely immunocompromised can receive Pfizer as a booster.

Ages 16 to 17 - PfizerModerna or Novavax for primary course and Pfizer for boosters

Ages 18 and above - PfizerModernaAstraZeneca, or Novavax for primary course (first two doses, or three doses for people who are severely immunocompromised).   Pfizer or Moderna for third dose, 3 months after second dose.

AstraZeneca is not preferred for use as a third dose for people who received AstraZeneca for their first 2 doses.

The Moderna Bivalent vaccine is available as a booster for anyone aged 18 and above.

You can find your nearest GP or pharmacy offering vaccinations through the Federal Government’s Vaccine Clinic finder: covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au.

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

Vaccination pop up’s offer Pfizer and Moderna Bivalent vaccines to those that are eligible. No bookings required. See Vaccinations - Whittlesea Council for locations.

The COVID-19 vaccine does not protect against influenza, so you should still have an annual influenza vaccine.  

You can book in for a flu vaccine at your GP or at one of Council's public immunisation sessions.

The flu vaccine is free for those that meet the eligibility criteria. Check with your provider prior to booking.

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. 

People ages 12-15 years are eligible for a booster dose if they are severely immunocompromised, have disability with significant or complex health needs or have severe complex or multiple health conditions that increase the risk of severe COVID-19

 

A fourth booster dose is available for people aged 30 and over and who have had their last dose three or more months ago.

People who have had COVID-19 infection should wait 3 months before getting their next COVID-19 vaccine

The Moderna Bivalent vaccine is available as a booster for anyone aged 18 and above.

You can book an appointment for a COVID-19 booster dose at a GP or pharmacy, or attend a nearby community pop-up (no bookings required)

Vaccination Pop up locations can be found at Vaccinations - Whittlesea Council

GP’s, health clinics and pharmacies can be found at covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au

For more information on COVID-19 visit the Victorian Coronavirus website Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria | Coronavirus Victoria