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 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.

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: 578,393.

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 aged:

  • 12 to 59 you can receive Pfizer
  • 18-59 you can choose between Pfizer and AstraZeneca
  • over 60 you can receive AstraZeneca.

If you are aged 60 years and over and have Cerebral Venous Thrombosis, Heparin Induced Thrombosis or Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome you can receive Pfizer 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 to make an appointment

You can book an appointment to be vaccinated by:

Appointments are essential for the Pfizer vaccine.

Due to high demand, there are no walk-in appointments available for the AstraZeneca vaccine.

 

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

It is important to get information about COVID 19 vaccines through official sources.

Victorian Government resources

Visit the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website for more information about COVID-19 vaccines in Victoria.

The Coronavirus website includes translated information about COVID-19 vaccines.

Australian Government resources

The Australian Government's Department of Health website has news and information about COVID-19 vaccines in Australia.

The Department of Health website includes COVID-19 vaccine information in your language.

In this video, Dr Lucas de Toca explains the importance of COVID-19 vaccines in an outbreak setting.

Visit the Department of Health website to view this video in other languages.