COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Update, July 29: Pfizer walk-ins for Healthcare workers, aged care and disability care staff, hotel quarantine and border workers. AstraZeneca walk-ins for 60 and overs.

Vaccination program update, June 18

Following new advice from The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), which recommends the Pfizer vaccine as the preferred vaccine for those aged 16 to under 60 years, we will be prioritising our Pfizer vaccine supply to high risk people in priority 1a and 1b groups.

If you are aged 50-59 and have had your first dose of AstraZeneca, you are encouraged to get your second dose.

Anyone aged 60 and over is eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine.

More information on the new ATAGI guidelines can be found here: https://www.health.gov.au/news/atagi-statement-on-revised-recommendations-on-the-use-of-covid-19-vaccine-astrazeneca-17-june-2021

You can register for the vaccine here: https://bendigohealth.org.au/registerforvaccine/ 

Vaccination program

The COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic is currently vaccinating eligible community members.

The clinic, located at 113-133 Mollison Street Bendigo, is open from 10AM - 5PM, seven days a week.

Walk-in appointments will be determined by supply.

Please monitor the top of this webpage for daily updates or follow the Bendigo Health Facebook page.

Access to the clinic is via Mollison Street. Accessible parking and entry is available in McLaren Street. Further public parking is also available on McLaren Street.

The Public Health Unit will oversee the vaccination program across the region.

The Victorian Government Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 can provide advice on when and where you can be vaccinated.

Eligibility

*Updated July 23

The AstraZeneca vaccine is available to anyone aged 60 and over.

The Pfizer vaccine is available to anyone aged between 40-59.

The Pfizer vaccine is available to anyone who works in a healthcare setting. 

The Pfizer vaccine is available to pregnant women.

People aged 16-39 in the below groups are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

  • Hotel quarantine and border workers
  • Household contacts of hotel quarantine and border workers
  • Healthcare workers
  • Aged care staff and residents
  • Disability care staff and residents
  • Critical and high risk workers who are currently employed including:
  • defence force personnel
  • police, fire, emergency services workers
  • meat and seafood processing workers
  • corrective and detention services including community correction staff
  • staff working within high risk accommodation settings such as supported residential services
  • public transport drivers and workers that are public facing
  • ride share and taxi drivers
  • all staff at international ports of entry
  • Adults with a significant disability
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  •  People with a disability who are participants of NDIS
  • People aged 16 years and over with an underlying medical condition.
  • People that are vulnerable and at high risk of contracting or developing serious illness from COVID-19, such as:
  • those experiencing homelessness, sleeping rough, or in emergency accommodation
  • those receiving drug and alcohol support services 
  • residents of residential mental health facilities
  • those in sensitive accommodation including high rise/low rise public housing, supported residential services, community housing, rooming houses and others
  • prisoners in custody and detainees within corrections facilities 
  • Carers (paid and unpaid) of some individuals eligible under Phase 1a and 1b, or of children with specified medical conditions – see COVID-19 vaccination program Phase 1b for further details
  • Some disability and aged care support volunteers – see COVID-19 vaccination program Phase 1b for further details
  • Travellers who have received a travel restriction exemption from the Australian Government to leave Australia

Enquiries

Questions regarding COVID-19 Vaccine eligiblity, or bookings can be sent to [email protected] 

GP referrals for COVID-19 Vaccine

Please discuss with your GP if you have an existing medical condition or medical history that you believe puts you at risk of receiving a certain vaccine.

Your GP can fill out a referral form on your behalf to the Victorian Specialist Immunisation Services (VicSIS).

The outcome of your referral will be sent back to your GP once assessed by VicSIS.

*Please note due to the number of referrals in the system, there is a delay in referrals being assessed.

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