⚠️ COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE
Vaccination is now available to everyone aged 12 and over.
The COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine eligibility has now expanded to all young people aged 12-15 years.
Bookings can be made via the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 or online.
Drop-in vaccination for people with a disability
People with a disability can now drop into the Community Vaccination Hub in Norlane or book in to receive a vaccination at the Barwon Health’s Disability Clinic in Belmont, supported by Disability Liaison Officers.
All people with a disability, regardless of age, can now book a COVID-19 vaccination at the special access clinic by calling 0434 856 014 or read more here.
Moderna now available
Moderna vaccinations are now available at the Community Vaccination Hub at Ford.
Moderna will be offered to people aged 12 and over and will be offered as a walk-in option in addition to bookings.
Read more about the Moderna vaccine.
Barwon Health is providing the COVID-19 vaccine to the community.
Book your COVID-19 vaccination at Barwon Health’s Community Vaccination Hub.
If you are unsure please click here to access the eligibility checker.
2nd vaccine dose
You can book your second dose online or by phoning 1800 675 398.
Pfizer vaccine: Your second dose of vaccine will be due 3 weeks after your initial vaccination.
AstraZeneca vaccine: Your second dose of vaccine will be due 6 weeks after your initial vaccination.
Moderna vaccine: Your second dose of vaccine will be due 4 weeks after your initial vaccination.
Barwon Health Community Vaccination Hub is located at 2-30 North Shore Road, Norlane 3214 (old Ford factory). There is parking available on-site and easy access to bus stops and public transport.
Walk-ins are accepted for AstraZeneca and Moderna, although you are encouraged to book ahead by calling 1800 675 398 or make a booking via the links above. Walk-ins are not available for Pfizer.
If you walk in, you should be prepared to wait until an immuniser is free to provide you with a vaccine.
Walk-ins are only accepted from 8.30am to 3.30pm each day.
Please be patient and understanding while our health professionals work as hard as possible to vaccinate you quickly and safely.
If you experience a reaction after your COVID-19 vaccine that concerns you, please contact your usual GP. To assist with the national monitoring of vaccine safety, you can also submit a report via safevac.org.au.
AstraZeneca vaccine information
The Australian Government received important advice from Australia’s expert vaccine advisory body, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) about the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people under the age of 60.
The side effect involves thrombosis, which is blood clotting, and thrombocytopenia, which is a low blood platelet count. This very rare side-effect can affect 1 in 250,000 people.
The risk of this side effect may be greater for people aged under 60 years, and ATAGI has advised that the Pfizer vaccine is preferred over the AstraZeneca vaccine in adults aged under 60 years.
Timing other vaccinations and the COVID-19 vaccine
The minimum time required between another vaccine and a dose of COVID-19 vaccine is 7 days.
Last Modified: Friday, 22 October 2021