The best vaccine is the one you can get right now. Vaccines prevent serious illness, hospitalisation and death. That protects you. Vaccines may also reduce transmission. Less illness and less transmission protects our health care system and our community.
Vaccination is free
You do not need a Medicare card. Vaccines are free for everyone. You do not need to be a permanent resident or Australian citizen.
Everyone 16 and older is eligible to be vaccinated with one of the available vaccines.
Everyone aged 16-59 is eligible for Pfizer vaccines at state-run vaccine hubs.
Children aged 12-15 with chronic health conditions and /or disability are also eligible for Pfizer vaccines. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 12 and above are eligible for Pfizer vaccines. Talk to your child’s doctor.
Many high priority groups are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, whatever their age. This includes disability workers, aged care workers and transport workers.
Everyone aged 60 and over who is not part of a priority cohort is eligible for the Astra-Zeneca vaccine. Find out more.
Nearby Vaccination locations
- Box Hill Town Hall (by appointment only)
- Sandown Racecourse (drive through and appointments, walk ups for residential aged care and disability worker)
- Ringwood Community Clinic (by appointment and may have walk ups)
- Many GPs and pharmacies (find one nearby through the eligibility checker)
Get your information from reliable sources
- Coronavirus vaccine website
- Department of Health - COVID-19 vaccines
- Your doctor or pharmacist
- The Vaccine hotline – 1800 675 398
There is lots of wrong or confusing information online, on social media and in our communities. Talk to a health professional. You can also access an interpreter to help talk to your doctor, TIS 1300 132 621.