The Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccination program began in Victoria on 22 February 2021.
Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick from COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.
The vaccines are safe and free.
As the vaccine rollout continues, it remains important to stay safe by washing your hands regularly, carrying a face mask with you and wearing it when required, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.
The Australian Government aims to make the COVID-19 vaccines available to as many people in Australia as possible in 2021, with vaccines being made available in phases.
Many people are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine – including everyone who is 40 years and over.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has reviewed their advice on the AstraZeneca vaccine. They recommend Pfizer as the preferred vaccine for people aged under 60 years.
This does not change who is currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, but it means Pfizer is the preferred vaccine for people under 60. Find out more here.
Who can get vaccinated?
To check if you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility Checker
Where can I get vaccinated locally?
The following vaccination centres/hubs within our region are available to access the COVID-19 vaccine. Please click on the hub you are interested in attending for more information:
- Kyneton Vaccination Centre (coming soon – please continue to monitor this website for details of our online booking system which will go live soon)
- Castlemaine Vaccination Centre
- Ballarat Hub
- Bendigo Hub
A full list of vaccination centres across Victoria can be found here.
Some GP clinics in our region are also able to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible community members, including:
- Brooke Street Medical Centre
- Campaspe Family Practice
- Kyneton Medical Centre
- Ochre Health
Please check with your local GP to find out if they are offering the COVID-19 vaccine.
Please note some locations may have limited availability and/or operate via appointment. Please contact the relevant facility for more information.
Last updated 18th June 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Newsletter
The Population Health Team has developed a great local community resource about the COVID-19 vaccination and it’s rollout throughout our region.
The COVID-19 Vaccination Newsletter provides the latest information on the following:
- Are you eligible?
- Where to get the vaccine?
- About the vaccine/FAQs
- Targeted information for you
- COVID-19 vaccine community survey
Please click on the above link to find out more.
To stay up to date on all things health and wellbeing across the region including COVID-19 vaccines, please subscribe to our quarterly Population Health Community Newsletter.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
COVID-19 Additional Resources
Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: