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COVID-19 Vaccinations

Please note that the state-run SWH vaccination and testing sites have closed as of May 1. If you require a COVID vaccination you can try one of the following:

  • Make an appointment with your GP
  • Attend a pharmacy offering vaccinations
  • Make an appointment with the South West Medical Centre.

The Victorian Department of Health have a number of helpful booking tips and resources for people who need assistance with interpreters, who require group bookings or who would like a vaccine appointment at their GP, pharmacy or at home. You can read more here. 

Booster dose

COVID-19 booster doses are now also available for anyone over the age of 16 who has received their second dose of any COVID-19 vaccine more than 3 months ago (updated on 19/1/22) . Booster vaccinations are recommended for maximum protection against COVID-19.

4th Winter doses will be available for the following people from the 8th April:

  • People aged 65 years or older
  • Residents of an aged care or disability care facility
  • severely immunocompromised
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and aged 50 years and older.

People who have had COVID-19 should also wait at least 4 months before having an additional dose.

Read ATAGI’s statement on winter doses.

You are eligible for the vaccine fi you are aged 5 years and up.

Information about Vaccines

Pfizer/BioNTech  and Moderna vaccinations

Both mRNA vaccinations are very similar and information can be found below.

Moderna: Two doses are required given 4 weeks apart.

Pfizer: Two doses are required, given 3 weeks apart.

Information about the Pfizer vaccine.

Information about the Moderna vaccine.

Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccinations

Important Information to read prior to receiving AZ

Important Information on pregnancy and breastfeeding.

A video message to pregnant women from RANZCOG President Dr Vijay Roach, he discusses COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy.

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

Proof of vaccination

Please click the below link and follow the steps to set up ‘proof of vaccination’.

Get proof of COVID-19 vaccinations – FAQs

Page last updated: 6 May 2022

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