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⚠️ COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE 

17 June vaccination update: The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) advises that Pfizer is now the preferred COVID-19 vaccine in adults aged under 60 years.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended that Pfizer is now the preferred COVID-19 vaccine in adults aged under 60 years.We take the health and safety of our community very seriously. We have immediately paused administering first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to people under the age of 60, and will be contacting those with bookings to update them with the latest information.Whilst we expect this to cause some concern for people wanting to get vaccinated, we hope they take comfort knowing that our vaccines are constantly monitored to ensure they are safe.We highly recommend that people who have already received their first dose of AstraZeneca receive their second dose, which is the recommendation by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). 

15 June vaccination update: WALK-INS PAUSED (FIRST DOSE ONLY)

Read more on the Barwon Health Facebook page.

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.

Click on the 60+ or 60- icon below to book your vaccination.
* Please note people over the age of 40 can now receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

To book a vaccination you must answer 'yes' to one of these questions:

- Are you over the age of 40?

- Are you a carer?

- Are you a quarantine or border worker? (including household contacts)

- Do you work in healthcare, aged care or disability?

- Are you an aged care or disability care resident?

- Are you a high risk worker including meat processing and emergency services?

- Do you identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person? (over the age of 18)

- Do you have an underlying medical condition or significant disability?

- Do you have a role as a Consumer Advisor or Volunteer in a health service?

If you are unsure please click here to access the eligibility checker.

Please note: If no dates are available, check back later. As vaccine stock becomes available, more clinics are added.

Vaccines

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, three 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.

Location

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-in appointments

Walk-ins are accepted, although you are encouraged to book ahead by calling 1800 675 398 or make a booking via the links above.

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 8.20am to 3.20pm each day. Walk-ins are currently paused for people aged 60 years and under.
Please be patient and understanding while our health professionals work as hard as possible to vaccinate you quickly and safely.

Cancellations

If you are more than two hours late to attend your appointment time, your booking will be forfeited for the day and you will need to request a new appointment. If you are unable to attend your appointment, please call 1800 842 077 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and write ‘unable to attend’ in the subject line.

Vaccination reactions

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.

2nd vaccine dose

If you have received your first dose you will be sent an invitation to book your second dose at a special clinic. 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 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Timing scenarios

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

AstraZeneca 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.

Pfizer vaccine

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: Thursday, 17 June 2021