COVID vacCINE ROLLOUT
As the Australian Government continue to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine across the nation, it is important for people to stay informed about relevant issues including when the vaccine will be available, who is eligible in each phase of the rollout, the safety of the vaccine, consent and who can give consent.
Now, more than ever, it is evident that this virus isn’t going away anytime soon and vaccines are the only way we can get back to any kind of normal. It is important for people who are able to recieve the vaccine to do so.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE?
The Victorian Government are currently vaccinating people in Phase 1a and 1b. States and territories have also begun vaccinating people in Phase 2a in May, starting with adults 50 years and over.
The Victorian Government announced on Thursday 27 May that they will commence vaccinating people aged 40 years and over. Read the Premiers Statement on the Vaccine Rollout to Victorians 40 and over.
To see if you are eligible as part of these rollout phases, please check the Government’s Eligibility Checker.
WHERE TO GET YOUR VACCINATION?
You can find out where you can get your vaccination from the list of Vaccination centres. The map provided on this site identifies where you can get your vaccine, the contact number to book for your vaccine appointment, or which centres you can walk in without an appointment. It also provides advice on which centre’s have reached capacity.
THE COVID HOTLINE – 1800 675 398
You can book your vaccine appointment through the COVID Hotline or via the Eligibility Checker
THE COVID HELPLINE – 1800 020 080
For information about COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines or help with the COVIDSafe app. The COVID Helpline is not for booking vaccine appointments.
INFORMATION ON ASTRAZENECA VACCINE
Please read the official information from the Victorian Government in response to new safety concerns regarding the AstraZeneca Vaccine.
About COVID-19 vaccines
General Information on the COVID-19 Vaccines
Information from Department of Health about COVID-19 vaccines for people with disability.
A series of fact sheets from Department of Health about COVID-19 vaccines in Easy Read format.
THE INFLUENZA VACCINE & COVID
Yearly influenza vaccination is recommended for people aged 6 months and over.
You can find out more about the Influenza Vaccine in Australia here
The preferred minimum interval between a dose of the Influenza vaccine and a dose of the COVID vaccine is 14 days.
Read the ATAGI advice on the Influenza Vaccine and COVID- Vaccines here