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In our rollout, COVID-19 vaccines will be available in phases. Groups of people get the vaccination at different times.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are answers to commonly asked questions about our COVID-19 vaccination program. If you have another question, feel free to call us on (03) 8468 8079.
The Victorian Department of Health has advised to pause first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 50 years. This pause to people under the age of 50 is pending further processes to be made available by the Australian and Victorian Departments of Health.
As per Australian and Victorian Department of Health advice, the Northern Health Vaccination Hub will continue to provide both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines to people over 50 years. Patients who are aged 50 years and over and are booked to receive their first dose of AstraZeneca are encouraged to have their dose as planned as the benefits of vaccination in this group have been assessed to far outweigh the risks.
We will also continue to deliver AstraZeneca vaccines to people under 50 years who have already had their first dose of AstraZeneca without any severe adverse effects. ATAGI has advised that this is safe and people are encourage to have their second dose as planned.
The Pfizer vaccine will be offered to staff and patients who have identified risks factors who are under 50 years. However the availability of the Pfizer vaccine is dependent on deliveries and as such a wait list will be required to be established.
The second dose for Pfizer should be administered 21-42 days after first dose.
The second dose for AstraZeneca should be administered 12 weeks after first dose.
For patients recieving Pfizer, we will book in your second dose at the time you receive your first dose in the Vaccination Clinic.
Patients receiving AstraZeneca will be invited to book for their second dose closer to the required date.
Australia has strict requirements for the testing and approval of vaccines. Before a COVID-19 vaccine is approved for use in Australia, it must:
- pass several different phases of clinical trials to prove the vaccine is safe and effective; and
- pass the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) rigorous assessment and approval processes. This includes assessment of the vaccine’s safety, quality and effectiveness.
For more information, visit How COVID-19 vaccines are tested and approved on the Australian Government Department of Health website.