COVID-19 Vaccination Program

General public vaccination bookings
- all ages

Northern Health staff bookings
- Paediatrics (5yrs - 11yrs)

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 Northern Health Vaccination Hub will provide the Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccinations for anyone over 18 years of age.

For children between 12 years and 18 years of age, the Pfizer vaccination will be provided.

Children between 5 years and 11 years will be offered a smaller dose of the Pfizer vaccination.

For further information on the different vaccine types, see the link below:

https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/approved-vaccines

 

Please bring photo I.D and your Medicare Card. Please also ensure you are wearing a face mask to your appointment.

The second dose for Pfizer vaccine should be administered 3 – 6 weeks after first dose. 

The second dose for AstraZeneca should be administered 4 – 12 weeks after first dose. 

The second dose for Moderna should be administered 4 weeks after the first dose.

As of the 4 January 2022, boosters are offered four months post the second dose. From the 31 January 2022, boosters will be offered at three months post the second dose.  

Both Pfizer and Moderna boosters will be offered by Northern Health.

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.