⚠️ COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE
Vaccination is now available for all children aged 12 -15
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.
Priority vaccinations for pregnant people
People who are pregnant can access priority reserved Pfizer appointments if:
- They are in the later stages of pregnancy – from 24 weeks gestation
- Their healthcare provider has determined their pregnancy is complicated or high risk.
All women who are pregnant are eligible for a Pfizer vaccination.
This change is being made to ensure pregnant people who are at higher risk of complications if they get COVID-19 are easily able to access COVID-19 vaccines.
Priority appointments at the Community Vaccination Hub in Norlane can only be made via the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 between 8am and 8pm, 7 days. If you are having trouble securing an appointment please contact our bookings team at email@example.com with your referral or pregnancy documentation, and our team can assist you with an appointment.
Second dose timing for AstraZeneca
Following Department of Health advice, the interval between dose 1 and dose 2 of the AstraZeneca vaccine has been reduced from 12 weeks to six weeks.
People with AstraZeneca appointments already booked are able to cancel if they wish to bring them forward. AstraZeneca first or second dose bookings are preferred at the Community Vaccination Hub at Ford, but you can also walk-in.
We will continue to offer both Pfizer and AstraZeneca to people over the age of 18, subject to supply, and we remind the community that the best vaccine is the one you can get today.
To make a booking go to https://portal.cvms.vic.gov.au/ or call 1800 675 398.
Barwon Health is providing the COVID-19 vaccine to the community. The priority for access is in accordance with Commonwealth guidelines.
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
If you have received your first dose you will be sent an invitation to book your second dose. Please regularly check the email you used to register for your vaccine for the invite. If you have any issues or didn’t receive your email, please phone 1800 675 398. You may walk-in for your second dose, however bookings are preferred.
Pfizer vaccine: Your second dose of vaccine will be due 6-8 weeks after your initial vaccination.
AstraZeneca vaccine: Your second dose of vaccine will be due 6 weeks after your initial vaccination.
The TGA has approved 2 vaccines for use in Australia, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. This means these vaccines have met the TGA’s rigorous standards for safety, quality and efficacy. It will be free to all Australian residents. The Pfizer vaccine is delivered in two doses, six weeks apart and is the preferred vaccine for people aged 60 years and under. The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is also delivered in two doses but 12 weeks apart. Both vaccines are safe, effective and free.
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, 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.
Flu and COVID vaccinations
The minimum time required between a dose of flu vaccine and a dose of COVID-19 vaccine is 7 days.
You should receive whichever vaccination is available first.
No COVID vaccine
If you have not had any COVID-19 vaccine: wait at least 7 days after your flu vaccine to receive your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
If you have received one dose of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine: wait at least 7 days after this first dose before having your influenza vaccine.
The recommended interval (time) between the first and second dose of AstraZeneca is 12 weeks – ensure you have your influenza vaccine more than 7 days prior to your second dose OR 7 days after your second dose.
If you have received one dose of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine: do not have your flu vaccine until at least 7 days after your second dose of Pfizer vaccine.
Last Modified: Tuesday, 14 September 2021