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Vaccinations

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

Children aged 5 and over and adults are now eligible to be vaccinated. If you have had two doses and are aged over 18, you are eligible for a third, booster dose after four months.

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

You can also find pharmacy, health clinic and GP vaccination locations near you via this link.

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

Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre, 35 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang. Run by Northern Health.

  • open: 8.30am - 3.30pm (7 days a week)
  • Bookings available for first, second and third doses
  • Children aged 5 to 11 (in the Civic Centre building)
  • Book online or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 between 8am and 8pm.

 

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.

The vaccine is now available to all people aged 5 years and over.

People aged 18 and over will be eligible for a third booster dose four months after their last dose.

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

Check where you can get vaccinated

Locally you can book at:

  • Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre, 35 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang.
    • Bookings available for first, second and third doses
    • Children aged 5 to 11 (in the Civic Centre building)
    • Book online or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 between 8am and 8pm.

You can also find pharmacy, health clinic and GP vaccination locations near you via this link.

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.

Booster doses are Pfizer or Moderna.

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).

COVID-19 booster doses are recommended for anyone aged 18 and over who has had their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine four or more months ago. 

You can get a COVID-19 booster dose from a GP, pharmacy or Victorian vaccination centre.