COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine

Bendigo Health is a COVID-19 vaccination hub for the Pfizer vaccine.

Our role is to give the COVID-19 vaccine across the Loddon Mallee region to groups in stages outlined by the Commonwealth.

Quarantine and border workers, frontline health care workers working in COVID testing sites, COVID wards, Intensive Care Units, Emergency Departments, aged care and disability care staff, paramedics, GPs and aged care and disability care residents will be included in the first phase of vaccinations.

The Pfizer vaccine requires storage in ultra-low temperatures and it will be given to healthcare workers in the Loddon Mallee region via an outreach model.

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

Our vaccination program will begin once supplies of the Pfizer vaccine are received.

More information on the Pfizer vaccine is available here.

The Victorian Government vaccination hotline number is: 1800 675 398

Translated vaccination resources are available here.

Want to know when you’re going to be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?

The COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out in phases which have been determined by the Australian Government.  

Priority groups have been identified using public health, medical and epidemiological evidence. 

Check out the @healthgovau eligibility calculator to find out which phase you are in: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility 

Want to know more about the rollout? Visit: www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/getting-vaccinated-for-covid-19/when-will-i-get-a-covid-19-vaccine 

We are aware of scams related to the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Top tips to remember ⤵️ 

1️⃣  The COVID-19 vaccine is free for all Australians. If you get a phone call, text or email asking you to pay for a vaccine please report it.  

2️⃣  You should never respond to unsolicited messages asking for financial or personal information. 

3️⃣ Check the source – did the message come from an official address or number? If you’re not sure, contact us directly to confirm.   

Know when it is your turn to get vaccinated. Currently only the phase 1a priority group is being vaccinated. Find out when it’s your turn:  www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/getting-vaccinated-for-covid-19/when-will-i-get-a-covid-19-vaccine 

 

Report a vaccine scam here: www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccine-enquiries