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COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccination

Our COVID-19 vaccination clinics are 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: 990,427.

Our services

We are vaccinating eligible members of the community at:

  • our high-volume clinic located at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
  • the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre located at Austin Hospital
  • our high-volume clinic located at La Trobe University.

Our general vaccination clinics are open 7 days a week.

Low sensory vaccination clinic

We also have a low sensory vaccination clinic located in the Flanders Wing at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. This clinic is designed for people with autism or ADHD, severe anxiety or phobias that would prevent them from accessing general vaccination clinics.

Our low sensory vaccination clinic is open on Fridays.

What vaccine will I get?

If you are aged:

  • 12 to 17 you can receive Pfizer
  • 18 to 60 it is recommended that you receive Pfizer or Moderna but you can choose to have AstraZeneca if you wish
  • over 60 you can receive AstraZeneca unless you are within a priority group (such as health care workers).

If you are over 60 and would prefer to receive Pfizer or Moderna, you can book an appointment at your GP or pharmacist.

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.

Third doses for immunocompromised people

Severely immunocompromised people can receive a third dose (booster) of the Moderna vaccine.

To get a third dose, eligible people can walk into our high-volume clinic located at La Trobe University.

How to make an appointment

You can book an appointment to be vaccinated at our general clinics by:

Due to high demand, there are no walk-in appointments available.

Low sensory vaccination clinic

You can book an appointment to be vaccinated at our low sensory vaccination clinic by:

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.

Clinic locations

Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital 

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

Opening hours: 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week

How to get there

  • 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.

  

Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre

Our vaccination clinic is located on level 5 at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre, 145 Studley Road, Heidelberg.

Opening hours: 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week

La Trobe University

Our high-volume vaccination clinic is located at the Bundoora campus of Latrobe University.

Opening hours: 8am to 3pm, 7 days a week

How to get there

  • Enter Ring Rd from Waterdale Road or Kingsbury Drive and follow the signs.
  • Park in Car Park 6.

La Trobe University vaccination clinic parking and access map

Low sensory vaccination clinic 

Our low sensory vaccination clinic is located in the Flanders Wing at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, 300 Waterdale Road Ivanhoe

Opening hours: Fridays by appointment.

How to get your proof of vaccination

The Australian Government's Services Australia website has information about how to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination:

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.