COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Clinic

UPDATED: 04th May 2024

We are a COVID-19 Booster GP Vaccination Clinic for eligible Medicare card holders.

To book an appointment with our nurse immuniser call the medical centre on (03) 9629 1414

Medicare Card Holders  *  Bulk Billed  *  By appointment only  *  No walk-ins

Victoria Harbour Medical Centre is an approved Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer (Comirnaty) COVID-19 booster vaccination clinic for eligible Medicare card holders aged ≥12 years old, subject to stock availability.

The monovalent Omicron XBB.1.5 vaccine is now the preferred COVID-19 booster vaccine in Australia. 

Click here for Department of Health booster updates.

Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses:

Click here for ATAGI update on the COVID-19 booster vaccination recommendations.

You can also use the booster eligibility tool to determine whether you are eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccination.

Your vaccinator will exercise discretion in determining your eligibility for a booster dose (in line with Department of Health guidelines).  Call our medical centre for all enquires on (03) 9629 1414.

DO NOT attend our vaccination clinic if:

  • you have COVID-19, or
  • you have COVID-19 symptoms, or
  • you are a close COVID-19 contact, or
  • you are unwell

If you have a booked appointment and you are unwell please call and advise us and DO NOT attend the vaccination clinic.

While the Australian Government strongly supports vaccination, the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory and individuals may choose not to vaccinate.  Please discuss with your GP.

The monovalent Omicron XBB.1.5 vaccine is now the preferred COVID-19 booster vaccine in Australia. 

We stock the Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer (Comirnaty) Monovalent Omicron XBB.1.5 COVID-19 vaccine for those aged ≥12 years old, subject to stock availability.

ATAGI had updated clinical advice from 29/02/2024 regarding the COVID-19 booster vaccine. 

In summary:

  • Age 75 years and older
    • Recommended every 6 months.
  • Age 65 – 74 years
    • Recommended at least every 12 months, but can receive every 6 months. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits.
  • Age 18 – 64 years
    • With severe immunocompromise:
      • Recommended at least every 12 months, but can receive every 6 months. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits. 
    • Without severe immunocompromise: 
      • Can receive every 12 months.
  • Age 5 – 17 years
    • With severe immunocompromise:
      • Can receive every 12 months.
    • Without severe immunocompromise:
      • Not recommended.
  • Under 5 years
    • Not recommended

Timing of COVID-19 booster doses after COVID-19 infection:

In its updated advice ATAGI has removed its previous guideline against vaccinating people with a recent history of COVID-19 infection. 

People with a history of COVID-19 infection can receive booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine as recommended by your health care provider. Although there is minimal benefit from having a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose soon after infection, it is challenging for many individuals to know if they have had a recent infection. In these circumstances it is appropriate to proceed with a further COVID-19 booster vaccine where recommended. Vaccination is likely to enhance the protection induced by infection. A greater interval between infection and vaccination enhances the protection from vaccination by further boosting the immune response generated following infection.

Call reception on tel (03) 9629 1414

Note: Only one parent/guardian permitted to attend our vaccination clinic to accompany a young person aged 12-17 years old.

DO NOT attend our vaccination clinic if:

  • you have COVID-19, or
  • you have COVID-19 symptoms, or
  • you are a close COVID-19 contact, or
  • you are unwell

If you have a booked appointment and you are unwell please advise us  and DO NOT attend the vaccination clinic. Even if you have slight symptoms you should get a COVID-19 test and isolate until you have a negative result.

For information about how to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at an alternative location refer to the Department of Health website.

Anyone who presents for vaccination must provide informed consent.

For young people aged 12-17 years old consent may be established by:

Due to the Australian Government current funding model, people who are not eligible for Medicare will be unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through community general practice clinics including Victoria Harbour Medical Centre.  If you do not have a Medicare there are many places where you can get your free vaccination.  Use the health Service Finder to find the best place for you.

Information about the COVID-19 vaccine has been translated into multiple languages.  To find information in your language click here.

Click here to find out how to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination and view your COVID-19 digital certificate.

Click here for digital information from the Department of Health.

Call the COVID-19 Hotline on tel 1800 020 080