With the Commonwealth vaccine supply now secure and young Victorians setting an incredible pace to get immunized, Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines will be available to people of all ages at state-run immunization centers, and not just for those under 60.
The change – which is now in effect – was made possible after an increase in supplies from Moderna and Pfizer, and an extraordinary number of young Victorians stepped up to receive their first dose of the vaccine.
Victoria is on its way to becoming one of the most vaccinated jurisdictions in the world. Yesterday, 86 percent of Victorians aged 16 and over had received their first dose, including 93 percent of those aged 50 and over, over 95 percent of those aged 70 and over, and 64 percent of those aged 70 and over. people aged between 12 and 15.
Victorians 60 and over can book to receive Pfizer or Moderna at one of Victoria’s vaccination centers today. All Victorians can also go without a reservation to receive the Moderna mRNA vaccine at many state-run vaccination centers – as the walk-in access week to Moderna in Victoria is now in place permanently at:
- Sandown Racecourse
- Palm Plaza, Dandenong
- Bayside Center, Frankston
- Barries Road, Melton
- Ford Plant, Campbellfield
- Royal Exhibition Palace
- Sun hospital
- Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Center
- Latrobe Uni, Bundoora
- Eastland Shopping Center
- Shepparton Showgrounds
- Traralgon Racecourse
- Kiarivu barracks, Mildura
As Victoria prepares to open shops, restaurants, events and more in time for summer, the Victorian government has also launched a new campaign to remind everyone that your vaccination is your ticket.
The new vaccination campaign, broadcast on TV, radio, print and online, captures the excitement of ordinary Victorians to get back to doing the things we love, like eating, playing sports, traveling, working and, more importantly, see family and friends – in a safe way.
As announced as part of Victoria’s Roadmap to implement the national plan and in order to protect the community and our health care system, these freedoms will not apply equally to Victorians who are not vaccinated.
Every Victorian unvaccinated with COVID-19 is much more likely to become seriously ill, require hospitalization, or even die – especially if they are older Victorians. Every Victorian unvaccinated with COVID-19 is much more likely to become seriously ill, require hospitalization, or even die – especially if they are older Victorians.
Victorians can book a state-run center by visiting www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au or calling 1 800 675 398, or through their local GP or pharmacist by visiting covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/ eligibility.
As stated by Minister of Health Martin Foley
“With all vaccines open to all Victorians aged 12 and over, and many appointments available, there is no reason not to book your jab today.”
“The Victorians have done their duty by getting vaccinated in extraordinary numbers – and it is these Victorians who will be able to go and do the things they love with the people they love when we reach our goals.”