Victorians at greatest risk of COVID-19 will initially be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Victorian public hospital vaccination hubs.
Vaccination hubs are currently operating at Albury Wodonga Health, Austin Health, Ballarat Health Services, Barwon Health, Bendigo Health, Goulburn Valley Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Monash Health (in partnership with Alfred Health) and Western Health.
New high-volume vaccination centres have been established to provide greater access to the COVID-19 vaccine, including:
- the former Ford Factory, Geelong (Barwon Health)
- Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, West Heidelberg (Austin Health)
- Sunshine Hospital, Sunshine (Western Health)
- Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf (Royal Melbourne Hospital)
- Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton (St Vincent’s Hospital).
C-19, a collaborative of community health services, is now providing vaccinations through five fixed sites, and in the near future through pop-up and mobile vaccination clinics. The C-19 consortium led by IPC Health includes Star Health, EACH, Cohealth and DPV Health. The collaborative leverages significant expertise in engaging culturally diverse and other priority populations during the COVID-19 response.
GPs can provide COVID-19 vaccines to both Phase 1a and Phase 1b priority groups. In addition to general practices that meet specific requirements, vaccines will be distributed via GP-led respiratory clinics, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, and state-run vaccination clinics.