34,279 vaccine doses were administered in the past 24 hours.
Young Victorians have answered the call and stepped up to receive their first dose of the vaccine. On top of that, both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have received a huge boost in supply. As a result, these vaccines will now be available to all Victorians over the age of 12, not just those under the age of 60. Victorians over 60 are now able to book a Pfizer or Moderna appointment at state-run vaccination centres around Melbourne.
Vaccination around Melbourne
We’re currently smashing our vaccination targets. As of yesterday, 86 per cent of Victorians over 16 have received their first dose. This figure includes 93 per cent of those over 50, over 95 per cent of those over 70 and 64 per cent of those between 12 and 15. Meanwhile, 58.1 per cent of eligible Victorians are now fully vaccinated.
Thanks to this huge uptake, as well as a further boost in supply, there are now heaps of vaccine appointments available. Both Moderna and Pfizer will now be available to those over the age of 60, at vaccination centres around Melbourne and the state.
Moderna, which was only available at pharmacies just a few weeks ago, will also be available permanently at:
- Sandown Racecourse
- Palm Plaza, Dandenong
- Bayside Centre, Frankston
- Barries Rd, Melton
- Ford Factory, Campbellfield
- Royal Exhibition Building
- Sunshine Hospital
- Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre
- Latrobe Uni, Bundoora
- Eastland Shopping Centre
- Shepparton Showgrounds
- Traralgon Racecourse
- Kiarivu Barracks, Mildura
You will be able to walk in to any of the above vaccination centres for Moderna without a booking.
“With all vaccines open to all Victorians aged 12 and over, and plenty of appointments available, there’s no reason not to book your jab today,” said Minister for Health Martin Foley.
“Victorians have done their duty by getting vaccinated in extraordinary numbers – and it’s those Victorians who will be able to go and do the things they love with the people they love when we reach our targets,” he added.
To book a vaccine at a vaccination centre around Melbourne, click here.
You can also book a vaccine at a pharmacy near you, or at your local GP.
To read the Premier’s statement, click here.