Sunshine Hospital Vaccination Hub

The Sunshine Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination Hub has capacity for up to 60 cubicles, in a purpose-built semi-permanent facility constructed in the ground floor of the site’s multi-deck car park.

Please check your eligibility for receiving a COVID-19 vaccination at the current time using the Commonwealth’s eligibility checker prior to booking an appointment.

Booking a Vaccination Appointment

To book an appointment at the Sunshine Hospital Vaccination Hub, please call the Victoria Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. If you need an interpreter, press 0. You can also book through the Victorian online COVID-19 vaccine booking system.

No Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccinations will be provided at the Sunshine Hospital Vaccination Hub without a prior booking.

  • Monday & Wednesday 8.00am – 4.30pm
  • Thursday & Friday 8.00am – 8.30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 8.00am – 4.30pm

You will need a vaccination booking for both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines to access this service.

The Sunshine Hospital Vaccination Hub is located in the Multi-deck Car Park – Ground Floor, 176 Furlong Road St Albans VIC 3021.

Get driving directions or plan your journey on public transport.

Car parking for the public attending the Vaccination Hub is provided, via the main public Sunshine Hospital car park entrance on Furlong Road; follow the signs to the Vaccination Hub Parking. You will receive a parking voucher for validation upon entry to the Vaccination Hub. This will enable you to exit the car park without charge.
Normal hourly rates apply for all other parking.

You should not attend a COVID-19 vaccination appointment if you:

  • Are unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19.
  • Are awaiting COVID-19 test results.
  • Have tested positive with COVID-19 and you are in isolation.
  • Are in quarantine.
  • Are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.
  • Have had another vaccine in the 7 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Two COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use in Australia, the Pfizer vaccine and the AstraZeneca vaccine. You can’t choose which one you will receive but the Pfizer vaccine has been prioritised for people under 50 following advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group (ATAGI).

If you need advice to help you make an informed decision about vaccination, please talk to your doctor or call 1800 020 080.

Click on the following links to find out more information on:

Available in other languages (click on symbol next to information above)

Prior to your vaccination appointment, click on the following links to read up on:

Available in other languages (click on symbol next to information above)

It is important that you receive two doses of your COVID-19 vaccine.

The two doses need to be given a few weeks apart. As of Monday 2 August, state-run vaccination centres will administer the second dose of Pfizer vaccine at least six weeks after the first dose. For the AstraZeneca vaccine you can get your second dose any time between 4-12 weeks (after 8 weeks is preferred). In the event of an active COVID-19 outbreak, the timing of a second dose for the AstraZeneca vaccine may reduce to between 4-8 weeks.

Full protection against COVID-19 will not occur until about a week after your second dose.

You should bring the following to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment:

  • Photo ID, if you have one.
  • Medicare card, if you have one.
  • Employee ID, as required
  • Information about any of your medical conditions, allergies, bleeding disorders or weakened immune system.
  • Information about any medications you are taking.
  • Information about any reactions you have had to any vaccine in the past.
  • Name of your current GP/s and any specialist doctors you see.
  • Please ensure you are wearing a face mask.

At your appointment, you will be able to discuss any questions you have about COVID-19 vaccination. In some circumstances, it may be better to have a discussion with your healthcare provider about vaccination before making an appointment for vaccination.

You will receive the vaccine as an injection, most commonly into your upper arm muscle.

You must remain in the vaccination clinic for observation for at least 15 minutes after vaccination.

Depending on your medical history, you may be asked to wait in the clinic for 30 minutes.

Some of the normal temporary side effects for COVID-19 vaccines include pain at the injection site, fever or muscle aches.

Some people will experience flu-like symptoms from the vaccine that are more significant when compared to other common vaccinations, and may need time away from normal activities. For the Pfizer vaccine, these symptoms are more common after the second dose. For the AstraZeneca vaccine, these symptoms are more common after the first dose.

If you want to check any symptoms following your vaccination, you can access the Australian Government’s vaccine side effects tracker.

See your doctor, nurse or go directly to the hospital if:

  • you have a reaction that you consider severe or unexpected
  • you are concerned about your condition after vaccination.

Click on the following links for further reading on:

Available in other languages (click on symbol next to information above)