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Barwon Health Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Vaccine

⚠️ COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE

Barwon Health is providing COVID-19 vaccination from the Community Vaccination Hub in Norlane (old Ford Factory). As the hub for the entire Barwon South West region, Barwon Health’s Public Health Unit is responsible for coordinating the vaccination roll-out from Geelong to Portland, and north to Hamilton, servicing a population of more than 400,000.

People in the Geelong region can access the vaccination via General Practitioners or the Community Vaccination Hub.

Barwon Health is providing vaccination to those in the current priority groups, in accordance with Commonwealth guidelines. All people in these cohorts can make an appointment via the link below or by calling 1800 675 398. Please check your eligibility using the Government's eligibility checker prior to booking an appointment.

For further updates, please continue to monitor this website or follow Barwon Health’s Facebook page

⚠️ Information about the AstraZeneca vaccine

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 50.

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 50 years, and ATAGI has advised that the Pfizer vaccine is preferred over the AstraZeneca vaccine in adults aged under 50 years. 

Barwon Health will prioritise our Pfizer doses to the under 50 age group. This will not impact on vaccine delivery for those requiring their second Pfizer dose. We will work closely with the Victorian Government to secure the supply we need to continue the vaccine roll-out for our region.

If you need advice to help you make an informed decision about vaccination, please talk to your doctor or call 1800 020 080.

The following Frequently Asked Questions provide more information. You can also keep up-to-date with information about COVID-19 vaccination on the Department of Health website.

COVID-19 Vaccine booking inquiries for eligible groups

Ph 1800 675 398

COVID-19 VACCINE FACT SHEETS

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, click here

Last Modified: Friday, 30 April 2021