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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.
We are vaccinating eligible members of the community at our high volume clinic located at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.
Our general vaccination clinic is open 7 days a week.
Children aged five to 11 can be vaccinated at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital by appointment or walk-up.
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.
If you are aged:
All your vaccine doses will be recorded in your mygov account which you can access through either Medicare or My Health Record.
You should have a third dose (booster) three months after your second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This helps boost your immunity as it can start to wane after just the two doses.
You will receive Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax regardless of which vaccine type you had for your first two doses. But if there is a reason you can't have one of these vaccines then you can have the AstraZeneca vaccine as your booster dose.
Severely immunocompromised people are not expected to respond to the vaccine as well as the general public. If you are severely immunocomprised, it is recommended that you get a third dose of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccine between 2 and 6 months after your first two doses.
To get a third dose, book an appointment with your GP or pharmacy or walk into our high-volume clinic located at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.
You are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine winter dose if you are:
You can get your winter dose four months after receiving your third dose.
If you have had a confirmed COVID-19 infection since your third dose, you can get your winter dose four months after your COVID infection.
You can book an appointment to be vaccinated at our general clinic by:
We are also offering walk-in vaccinations.
Appointments are now open for children aged five to 11 to be vaccinated at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. We are also taking walk-ups for this age group.
You can book an appointment to be vaccinated at our low sensory vaccination clinic by:
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.
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
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.
The Australian Government's Services Australia website has information about how to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination:
It is important to get information about COVID 19 vaccines through official sources.
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.
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.