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.

Pedestrian access to the vaccination hub is via the Furlong Road entrance only.

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.

 

Vaccine Updates

Flu shots available for eligible groups at Sunshine Vaccination Hub
The Sunshine Vaccination Hub is now administering the flu vaccine for people eligible under the National Immunisation Program. Eligible people over five years of age will be able to get their flu vaccine free of charge at the hubs regardless of whether or not the COVID-19 vaccine is being administered at the same time. Flu vaccines are available on a walk in basis, you cannot book a flu shot at our hubs in advance. The flu vaccine is not available at the drive thru hub. The flu vaccine is your best protection against the flu this year, just as the COVID-19 vaccine is your best protection against COVID-19.

People eligible for a free flu vaccine include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months and older
  • Pregnant women
  • People aged six months to less than five years
  • People aged 65 and older
  • People aged 6 months and older with severe immunocompromise.’

*People aged six months to less than five years will be vaccinated in our Children’s Clinic Service located at the ground floor children’s clinic reception at Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, 176 Furlong Road, St Albans.

Monday: 8am – 4.30pm

Tuesday and Wednesday: CLOSED 

Thursday and Friday: 9am – 5.30pm

Saturday and Sunday: 8am – 4.30pm

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

Pedestrian access to the vaccination hub is via the Furlong Road entrance only.

Get driving directions or plan your journey on public transport.

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

Four COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Novavax) have been approved for use in Australia. You can choose which one you wish to receive.

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

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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.

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