COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic Open in Bairnsdale

A COVID-19 community vaccination clinic will be held at the Bairnsdale City Football Oval. Photo courtesy Lyric Anderson/Bairnsdale Advertiser

 

A COVID-19 community vaccination clinic is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 8 – 10, at the Bairnsdale City Football Oval, MacArthur Street, Bairnsdale.

All locals currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination can get their first or second vaccination dose there.

To check whether you are eligible to receive your COVID vaccination visit: covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

You must make a booking to be vaccinated at the Bairnsdale community vaccination clinic by calling 1800 675 398.

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If you or the person that you are booking has a disability and needs additional support to get a COVID-19 vaccine, email DLOcoordinator@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

We are aware that, due to high call volume, people have experienced problems getting through to make a booking on that line, which is operated by the Victorian Dept. of Health and Human Services. Please be patient and if you aren’t able to get through right away, try again.

The list of people eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at this time includes everyone over the age of 40.

Other groups eligible to receive a vaccine include the following priority groups:

  • Healthcare workers
  • Aged care staff and residents
  • Disability care staff and residents
  • People with disability
  • Critical and high risk workers who are currently employed including,
    • defence force personnel
    • police, fire, emergency services workers
    • meat and seafood processing workers
    • hotel quarantine staff

You must make a booking to get your vaccination at the Bairnsdale community vaccination clinic by calling 1800 675 398.

Walk-ins will only be accepted from the priority groups, listed above. However these priority groups are still encouraged to make a booking in order to avoid longer wait times.

The Bairnsdale community vaccination clinic will initially be open from 9 am – 3:30 pm on Tuesday, 8 June, Wednesday, 9 June, and Thursday 10 June, with the possibility of additional days that week depending on demand.

This webpage will be updated with additional days and times as they are confirmed.

It is expected the clinic will also be open Monday – Wednesday of the following week, 9 am – 3:30 pm, with additional days to be scheduled based on demand.

The Bairnsdale community vaccination clinic is being operated by Bairnsdale Regional Health Service in conjunction with the Gippsland Public Health Unit, and is comprised of nurses and staff from Bairnsdale Regional Health Service and East Gippsland Shire Council.

The AstraZeneca vaccine will be given to people aged 50 and over.

The Pfizer vaccine will be given to people under 50.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free for all Australians.

The schedule of when the Bairnsdale community vaccination clinic will be open will be kept updated at brhs.com.au/Coronavirus