COVID vaccinations

**Updates** 

People aged 50 years and over are now eligible

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has advised the Australian Government on which groups should be prioritised for the rollout of the  COVID-19 vaccination in Australia. This advice is consistent with guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO).

People in Phase 1a and Phase 1b are currently eligible for vaccinations.

  • From 3 May 2021, people 50 years and over can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at Mildura Respiratory Clinic (SCHS).

Please stay up to date with information from the Department of Health.

National Cabinet has agreed that, in line with the advice of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) the Pfizer vaccine will be prioritised for people under 50 years of age across all phases. The AstraZeneca vaccine will be prioritised for people aged 50 years and over. This will apply across all phases below.

COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out to people in phases, with those most at risk receiving their vaccinations first.  To find out if you are eligible to receive the vaccine now, click here and complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker. This will tell you which phase of the rollout you are in.

Frequently asked questions about the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

  • side effects
  • is it safe?
  • I’ve had one dose, what next?
  • I’m worried about side effects
  • I’m booked in for my vaccine – what do I do?

Get the facts

The following fact sheets have been developed by the Australian Government.  For up to date information please head to www.health.gov.au

Department of Health – COVID-19 vaccines – key-messages 3-May-2021

Weighing up the benefits against risk of harm 

Phase 1b vaccine rollout – are you eligible?

Book your vaccination

COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary and free. When it is your turn to get vaccinated you can book your appointments online – www.hotdoc.com.au (and search for Mildura Respiratory Clinic) or click here.

You can also contact the other local vaccination providers for an appointment – listed on the Australian Department of Health website (www.health.gov.au).

Please make sure you book an appointment for your first and second doses. Please give us a call if you need to confirm what the timing should be between the appointments.

*People who are unable to access the internet and/or do not have someone to assist them, can phone us Monday to Friday from 8.30am – 5.00pm on 03) 5022 5444.

Getting ready for your appointment

Please do not come to your vaccination appointment:

  • if you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
  • if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19
  • if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, or
  • if you are in quarantine.

If you have had another vaccine in the 14 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.  If you cannot make it to your vaccination appointment, please contact us to arrange a new appointment.  You can also read this patient factsheet developed by the Australian Government Department of Health

Translated resources

Visit the Department of Health website for a full list of translated resources.

Australian Department of Health

Victorian Department of Health