Victorians over the age of 18 will be able to get their booster shot after three months. This reduced timeframe means that 1.2 million more Victorians will be able to increase their immunity against COVID-19 before school and work returns in full force. A vaccination blitz around Melbourne is starting this Friday and will continue over the weekend. To keep up with demand, an extra 60, 000 appointments will be available at key vaccination centres. There will also be more workers, cubicles and capacity for walk-ins.
“This is a big push,” said Premier Dan Andrews. “Thousands of appointments are available, walk-in capacity has been expanded, opening hours have been extended, and more vaccinators will be on the floor.”
Vaccination around Melbourne
Walk-ins are encouraged at a number of sites. These are the locations, and the times that walk-ins are available during the blitz:
- Royal Exhibition Building (8am to 8pm)
- Latrobe University Bundoora (8am to 8pm)
- Sandown Racecourse (9am to 6:30pm on Saturday and Sunday)
- Dandenong Plaza (9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday)
- Frankston’s Bayside Centre (9:30am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday)
- Sunshine Hospital (8am to 8pm)
- Bendigo Vaccination Hub (9am to 8pm)
- Ballarat Mercure (8:30am to 3pm on Sunday)
The rest of Victoria’s state-run network will continue to operate, with thousands of appointments available. All sites, except for Dandenong Plaza and Ballarat Mercure, will offer both Pfizer and Moderna doses.
The Inner North Medical Clinic and Altona North Medical Clinic will also provide almost 6000 extra vaccination appointments between them during the vaccine blitz.
“If you got your second dose in October or earlier, now’s the time to come along to one of our major state-run centres this weekend and get your third, to protect yourself and the community for the busy year ahead,” said Premier Dan Andrews.
Learn more and book your third dose here.
To read the Premier’s statement, click here.