Bookings can be made online or via the booking hotline on 1800 675 398.
Getting vaccinated helps protect our community against COVID-19. The more people who are vaccinated, the greater the protection for those vaccinated and the whole community. 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.
Information about vaccines and other resources can be found at the bottom of this page.
Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine?
COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone aged 5 years and over in Australia.
Everyone needs to have two primary doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. If you are aged 16 or over, you should get a third dose of vaccine 3 months after your second dose to help keep you protected against COVID-19. You’ll need to get your third dose within 6 months of getting your second dose to be considered up to date with your vaccination.
The type of vaccine you can have depends on your age, whether you are receiving a dose in your primary course or an additional dose (such as your third or fourth dose in some circumstances), and, in some cases, whether you have certain medical conditions.
COVID-19 vaccine first and second doses
Everyone in Australia aged 5 years or older needs at least two primary doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to be protected against COVID-19.
Children aged 5 to 11 will receive a smaller dose of the Pfizer vaccine. This vaccine has been created specifically for young children.
COVID-19 vaccine third doses
COVID-19 third doses are recommended by the ATAGI for anyone aged 16 and over who had their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine 3 or more months ago.
people aged 16 and over who have had their third dose ‘up to date’ with their vaccination. Anyone aged 16 over and that hasn’t had their third dose within six months since their last dose is now considered overdue.
You can get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine as your third dose, depending on which you are eligible for, regardless of which COVID-19 vaccine you received for your initial doses.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has approved a winter dose of COVID-19 vaccine for eligible priority groups.
Those eligible are:
- adults aged 65 years and older
- residents of aged care or disability care facilities
- people aged 16 years and older who are severely immunocompromised
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and older.
Eligible people can receive their winter dose 4 months after receiving their third dose, or from four months after having COVID-19 if infection has occurred since the person’s third dose.
Pfizer and Moderna are the preferred vaccines for winter doses. AstraZeneca can be used if an mRNA vaccine (such as Pfizer or Moderna) is contraindicated. Novavax can be used if no other vaccine is considered suitable for that person.
If you’re not sure which dose you’re eligible for, talk to your GP.
Information for people who have recovered from COVID-19
Most people who have tested positive to COVID-19 can get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are feeling better (and able to return to normal activities) after they have completed 7 days of isolation.
There is no need to provide a negative test or blood test before vaccination.
A COVID-19 infection will provide some natural immunity but it will decrease over time. Vaccination is important to get maximum protection against further COVID-19 infection.
Unless you have been hospitalised for COVID-19, there is no recommended minimum interval between infection and vaccination, and no need to delay your vaccination once you have recovered.
If you were hospitalised for COVID-19, talk to your doctor first. If you received specialised treatments (monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma), a 90-day interval is required before getting a COVID-19 vaccination.
Where can I get vaccinated locally?
Central Highlands Rural Health has vaccine appointments available at Kyneton Health on Tuesdays and Fridays. Appointments are essential and can be made online or via the Coronavirus booking hotline on 1800 675 398.
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
- Springs Medical
Please note that this may not be a full list of GP Clinics offering COVID-19 vaccinations. Please check with your local GP to find out more.
COVID-19 vaccinations are now available in selected pharmacies.
- Blooms the Chemist: 39 Vincent Street, DAYLESFORD. Ph: 03 5348 2301
- Trentham Pharmacy: (Mondays): 43a High Street, TRENTHAM. Ph: 03 5424 1000
- Creswick Pharmacy: (Wed – Thurs): 58 Albert Street, CRESWICK. Ph: 03 5345 1237
- Terry White Chemist Kyneton:107 Mollison Street, KYNETON.
- Terry White Chemist Woodend: 30 Urquhart St, WOODEND.
Please note that this may not be a full list of pharmacies offering COVID-19 vaccinations. Please check with your local pharmacy to find out more.
Within our region, there are other vaccination clinic/hubs offering the COVID-19 vaccine. Please click on the links below for more information:
A full list of Vaccination Centres across Victoria can be found here.
Please note some locations may have limited availability and/or operate via appointment. Please contact the relevant facility for more information.
There are things we can all do to make ourselves and others safer. As you live and work, remember these COVIDSafe principles:
- Face masks are no longer required in most indoor settings but they are still recommended. Carry a mask when leaving home.
- We strongly recommend that you wear a face mask if you:
- have any COVID-19 symptoms
- are with people who may be vulnerable to COVID-19
- are outdoors and cannot physically distance.
- Everyone aged 8 years and above is still required to wear a face mask in certain settings unless an exception applies. Read the page for information about where masks are required.
- Get your next COVID-19 vaccine dose as soon as you are . Get vaccinated to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community. If you haven’t had at least two doses of the vaccine, you’re at a much higher risk of becoming seriously ill or going to hospital. It’s strongly recommended you have three doses of the vaccine for the best protection. today.
- Testing and isolation protocols have changed:
- If you have COVID-19, or you are a contact of someone who does, read for what to do. You must follow the checklist.
- If you have symptoms or are a household (or household-like) contact of someone with COVID-19, you must .
- Most people should use a as their first option to get tested. If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you must and isolate because you are a case.
- You can reduce risks by maintaining 1.5 metre distance from others where possible, using hand sanitiser and practising good hygiene.
- Ventilation and air filtration helps. Consider opening windows to let the fresh air blow through or catching up with friends outside.
- Remember to where required using the Service Victoria app.
Last updated 7th April 2022
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
For the latest information from the Victorian Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine rollout, visit COVID-19 vaccines
Do you have a question about the COVID-19 vaccine?
Local COVID-19 Vaccine resources
Get the Jab Done video campaign: a great collection of local people showing their support for ‘getting the jab done’
COVID-19 Additional Resources
Languages other than English
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
- Vaccine information
- Key updates
- Do you have specific questions about COVID-19 or getting vaccinated? Call the Aboriginal info line 1800 312 911
- For COVID-19 vaccine updates, and other health updates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, please subscribe to the Department of Health fortnightly newsletter.
People with a disability
Information for seniors
People who are pregnant or breastfeeding
Children and teenagers
Victorian Arts Community’s Get Vaccinated video: A Performance of a lifetime
Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) video campaign: Back to the Good Things
Women’s Health Grampians has developed a series of great videos to promote COVID vaccination among migrant women in the Grampians women.
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