COVID-19 Vaccination Hub

Western Health is proud to be supporting the COVID-19 vaccine rollout program for the western metropolitan region of Melbourne.

We are currently running a number of community vaccination services across the region, including at:

These services are providing COVID-19 vaccines to those who are eligible, everyone over 12 years of age is now eligible in Victoria. Please confirm your eligibility using the Commonwealth’s eligibility checker prior to booking an appointment.

Vaccination bookings can be made via the 1800 675 398 hotline or online booking system.

Latest Vaccine Updates

70% milestone reached
As of Friday 17 September, 70% of eligible Victorians have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This is an incredible achievement. To track Victoria’s vaccine progress, click here.

12-15 year-olds now eligible for Pfizer
As of Monday 13 September, 12-15 year-olds are now eligible for Pfizer. Bookings are available via the 1800 675 398 hotline or online booking system. The change in eligibility is based on updated advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation.

Priority Pfizer appointments for construction workers
As of Monday 13 September, construction workers now have access to priority Pfizer vaccination with a blitz running from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 September. Appointments can be made via the 1800 675 398 hotline. Walk-in appointments for construction workers will be available at our Melton West and Wyndham Eagle Stadium hubs from 8am-11am every day and 4pm-8pm on Thursday and Fridays until 26 September.

Priority Pfizer appointments for pregnant people
Pregnant people in the later stages of pregnancy (24 weeks’ gestation) or whose pregnancy is determined as complicated or high risk can now access priority appointments via the 1800 675 398 hotline.

Final year VCE student priority access
From Tuesday 7 September until Sunday 19 September, all final year VCE students have priority access to Pfizer vaccine bookings. Bookings can be made via a dedicated hotline shared with students, parents and schools. VCE students will receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Click here for more information.

 

What you need to know about getting vaccinated

  • Three vaccines (Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna) have been approved for use in Australia. You can’t choose which one you will receive but the Pfizer  and Moderna vaccines have been prioritised for people under 60 following advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group (ATAGI).
  • Western Health hubs will continue to administer Pfizer and AstraZeneca only at this stage.
  • You need two separate doses (injections) of the vaccine to give you the best protection against vaccination COVID-19.
  • The two doses need to be given a few weeks apart. Effective from Monday 2 August, state-run vaccination centres will administer the second dose of Pfizer vaccine at least six weeks after the first dose. Effective from 2 September, state-run vaccination centres will administer the second dose of AstraZeneca six weeks after the first dose (reduced from 12 weeks).
  • The vaccines are free. This includes for Australian citizens, permanent residents, refugees, people seeking asylum, temporary and provisional visa holders (including international students and temporary migrants).
  • The vaccines are voluntary – you can choose if you want to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The more people who are vaccinated, the more protected our community will be.

The best person to talk to if you have concerns about your health and getting the COVID-19 vaccine is your doctor/general practitioner (GP).

Why should I get vaccinated?

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • reduces your risk of getting sick with COVID-19
  • protects you against becoming very sick if you do get COVID-19
  • helps to protect your friends, family and community.

If most people are vaccinated, the virus can’t spread as easily. This also protects people who can’t get vaccinated.

Flu Vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine

You should not have the flu vaccine at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine.

On 9 June 2021, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) issued updated advice on the relative timing of administering influenza vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines in 2021.

The preferred minimum interval between a dose of influenza vaccine and a dose of either Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine or Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is now 7 days (previously 14 days).

Your first appointment

The Australian Government has provided the following information to help people who are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine prepare for their first appointment:

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COVIDSafe Vaccination

People will need to wear a face mask and be COVIDSafe when they’re in a vaccination hub, unless they have a lawful reason not to.

It is very important to remember that people should not attend a vaccination hub if:

  • they have COVID-19 symptoms
  • they are a close contact, or
  • have been told to isolate.

Even if a person has a booked appointment, they should NOT attend a vaccination hub if they have even slight symptoms and instead should get tested and isolate.