COVID-19 Vaccination information

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1. Overview

The Australian Government has a website where you can check your eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine. You'll need to provide a few details about your age and occupation, and it will give you a guideline on when you might expect to receive the vaccine. 

https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

You can book your vaccine appointment:  

The State Government's Information Hub - COVID-19 vaccine website provides valuable information. 

The Pfizer vaccination is available at the following centres: 

  • Ballarat – Vaccination Centre at the Mercure Main Road Ballarat Health Services
  • Ararat – East Grampians Health Service - 5 Girdlestone St, Ararat VIC 3377
  • Maryborough – MDH Wellness Centre 75/87 Clarendon St, Maryborough VIC 3465


GP Clinics participating in the the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out are listed on this website:

https://westvicphn.com.au/covid-19-response/covid-19-vaccinations/western-victoria-covid-19-vaccine-clinics/ 

 

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 Centrehttps://vimeo.com/499886039

 

2. FAQ

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.