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 people aged 12 years and up.

Vaccination bookings can be made via the 1800 675 398 hotline (please dial 0 to speak to an interpreter) or online booking system.

Thank You For Getting The #JabDone

Thank you. Thank you to the community for getting the #JabDone. Thank you to all healthcare workers across vaccination hubs, testing sites, hospitals, allied health, GP clinics, pharmacies and community health services. Thank you to all levels of government. Thank you to multicultural services and bicultural workers. Thank you to community leaders who supported vaccination efforts – across faith groups, sporting clubs, local business, education providers and community groups. 
 
Vaccination rates across our region are going up by the day. Let’s keep it going until our whole community is protected! 
 
Thank you. Be proud of your efforts. #JabDone 

Latest Vaccine Updates

Eagle Stadium sit-down hub now CLOSED. 
As of 28 November 2021, The Eagle Stadium sit-down Vaccination Hub has closed so that the stadium can once again be used as a recreation facility. The drive-thru service will continue to operate until 17 December 2021. For more information, click here.

Pop-up Vaccinations in the community. 
In addition to our high-volume Vaccination Hubs, Western Health provides outreach vaccination services across the West Metro region. The outreach team works with local councils and community leaders to establish pop-up vaccination sites where they’re needed most. To see where we’re heading this week, click here.

COVID-19 vaccine booster doses.
As of 28 October, ATAGI recommends the use of a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for Australians over the age of 18. This is to increase an individual’s immunity against the virus. To be eligible for your COVID-19 booster vaccination, you must have received your 2nd dose of vaccine at least 6 months ago. Everyone eligible for a booster will receive the Pfizer vaccine, regardless of their age or what vaccine they received initially. You can walk into any Western Health Vaccination Hub and receive your booster.

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy.
COVID-19 poses a significantly greater threat to pregnant people than non-pregnant people. The best way to protect yourself and your baby is to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Western Health has compiled relevant resources about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant people, here

  • Three COVID-19 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 be administering Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines.
  • 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 4 October, state-run vaccination centres will administer the second dose of Pfizer vaccine at least three 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). Effective from 4 October, state-run vaccination hubs will administer the second dose of Moderna four weeks after the first dose.
  • 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).

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.

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).

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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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.

The Western Public Health Unit provides health care and contact tracing support to COVID positive patients in the north western metropolitan region. Their website outlines what to do if you or someone you know tests positive for COVID-19.