COVID-19 Vaccination information
Council is encouraging all residents to get a COVID-19 vaccination, and the community has responded in great numbers. Keep up the good work!
5 - 11 year olds
The Therapeutic Goods Administration has provisionally approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 - and pending further advice and approvals, the roll out can start from January 10 next year. Victoria's Chief Health Officer said this is very welcome news for our state.
The COVID-19 vaccine has already been safely administered to millions of young children around the world.
Vaccinations are a part of life for families with young children in Victoria - and soon we’ll have another one to help keep them as safe as possible at school and home.
Until children under 12 can get vaccinated, you can do your bit to keep children healthy as a parent, older sibling, guardian or carer by:
- staying at home if you have symptoms, however mild
- getting tested as quickly as possible
- isolating when required
- wearing a mask in all required settings, and
- getting vaccinated as soon as possible
Find a clinic and make a booking for your child on the Australian Department of Health's website.
People who had their second COVID-19 vaccine dose in June, and are 18 or older, you’re due for a booster. A booster dose six months after the second dose keeps up protection against COVID-19. Booster to keep us and our loved ones safe, so we can keep doing the things we love to do.
Eligible people will receive the Pfizer vaccine as their booster dose. People can safely get Pfizer regardless of which type of vaccine they received for their initial doses.
Find a local GP or pharmacist offering COVID-19 booster: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/booking People can also book your COVID-19 booster at a state-run vaccination centre online at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine... or by calling 1800 675 398 8am – 8pm 7 days.
You can book your vaccine appointment:
The State Government's Information Hub - COVID-19 vaccine website provides valuable information.
GP Clinics participating in the the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out are listed on this website:
Here's a factsheet on the COVID-19 Vaccination from the Victorian Government: Factsheet-Getting-Vaccinated-June-2021.pdf(PDF, 156KB)
Here is a short video on how the COVID-19 vaccine went through the approval process. This video was produced by the Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre: https://vimeo.com/499886039
The Victorian Council of Social Service has produced this video encouraging vaccination called Back To The Good Things.
Where do I go and how do I book in?
Go to the Federal Department of Health website. Using the Eligibility Checker, you can find out which phase of the rollout you are in. If you are eligible, you will be able to view vaccination clinics and book an appointment online or via phone. If you are not yet eligible, you will be able to register your interest so that you can be notified when you are able to book.
If you prefer not to use the online option, you can call the National Coronavirus and COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 1800 020 080.
Will I be able to choose where I can book?
You will be able to view and select clinic locations based on the postcode you enter.
What happens if there are no clinics or appointments in my area?
A list of Commonwealth vaccination clinics, participating General Practices, and state and territory vaccination clinics will be made available as they come online.
Do I have to use the Eligibility Checker to book?
The checker is a helpful tool to help you find out if you are currently eligible to book.
The checker will guide you through to a simple way to find and book vaccine appointments, or help you register to be notified if you are part of a later phase. If you prefer to book appointments directly at a participating general practice or Commonwealth state vaccination clinic, you can contact them directly to do so.