Northern Health is currently providing COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible community members at Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre, located at 35 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang. Appointments are essential.
Northern Health staff and household contacts of Ward 20 staff can book via the staff site at our Epping clinic.
General Public Vaccination Bookings
Northern Health Staff Bookings
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 the Pfizer vaccine is the recommended vaccine for people under 60 years.
As per Australian and Victorian Department of Health advice, the Northern Health Vaccination Hub will continue to provide AstraZeneca vaccines to people over 60 years of age. Patients who are aged 60 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 60 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 patients who are under 60 years. However the availability of the Pfizer vaccine is dependent on deliveries and as such a wait list may be required per delivery schedule.
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.