An Austin Health nurse receives her COVID-19 vaccinationAn Austin Health nurse receives her COVID-19 vaccinationAn Austin Health nurse receives her COVID-19 vaccination

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COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccination

Our high-volume COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital is now open to eligible members of the community.

About us

Austin Health is leading the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for the north-eastern Melbourne metropolitan region. We are following the Australian Government’s phased national vaccination plan.

Currently, Victorians aged over 40 years or who are eligible under phases 1a and 1b can receive the vaccine. Eligible people can also receive the AstraZeneca vaccine through their local GP.

You can find out if you are eligible by using the Australian Government Vaccine Eligibility Checker.

Number of vaccinations across the north-eastern cluster to date: 170,207.

Our services

We are vaccinating eligible members of the community at our high-volume clinic located at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.

Our clinic is open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.

What vaccine will I get?

If you are between 40 and 59 years you can have the Pfizer vaccine.

If you are 60 years and over you can have the AstraZeneca vaccine.

If you are 60 years and over and have Cerebral Venous Thrombosis, Heparin Induced Thrombosis or Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome you can get the Pfizer vaccine but you will need a VicSIS referral from your GP.

Please be aware that you will only receive the vaccine you are eligible for. If you arrive for your appointment and try to get a different vaccine your booking will be cancelled.

Both your first and second dose will be recorded in your mygov account through either Medicare or My Health Record.

How do I make an appointment?

Call our Vaccination Call Centre on 1800 518 258. We are open 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am - 5pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

You can use our online portal to book an appointment to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Walk-in appointments for the AstraZeneca vaccine are available between 8.30am and 5pm, however there may be wait times during peak periods. There are no walk-in appointments available for the Pfizer vaccine.

Bookings are strongly encouraged to reduce wait times and help manage demand.

To cancel or change your booking email your full name and date and time of appointment to: myvax@austin.org.au.  

What you need to bring with you

Please bring photo ID and your Medicare card to your appointment. You may also require proof of your eligibility to recieve the COVID-19 vaccine such as a work ID card, letter from your GP or the COVID-19 eligibility declaration form (for example, if you are under 40 years of age).

High-volume clinic location

Our high-volume vaccination clinic is located in the Acacia Room at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, 300 Waterdale Road Ivanhoe

Free car parking is available via Gate 7A on the Corner of Waterdale Road and Bell Street. 

Security staff will direct you to this area if you let them know you are here for your COVID-19 vaccination. 

Once parked, follow the marked pathway to the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic.

  

More information about the vaccines

To find out more about the vaccines visit the Victorian Department of Health website.

Information is also available in other languages.