Everyone in Australia will be offered a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine.
As part of Australia’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program, we are pleased to be an approved vaccination provider for the COVID-19 vaccines at our clinics in Ringwood and Pakenham.
People who receive a COVID-19 vaccination have a much lower chance of getting sick from COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine is free, you will not need a prescription from a GP to get vaccinated.
Having a COVID-19 vaccination is a personal choice. It is important to talk to your doctor about your personal situation and any existing medical conditions to find out if vaccination is suitable for you.
Booster doses are available to everyone 18 years and over who have had both doses of their primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 5 months ago.
A booster dose will make sure the protection you got from the first two doses is even stronger and longer-lasting and can help prevent the spread of the virus.
A booster dose increases your protection against:
- infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 severe disease
- dying from COVID-19.
The Corminaty (Pfizer) vaccine is approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and is recommended as a COVID-19 booster dose. You can have the Pfizer vaccine as a booster dose regardless of which vaccine you had for your first 2 doses.
A booster dose will continue to protect you, your loved ones and your community against COVID-19.
Booster doses are highly recommended to maintain immunity against COVID-19.
You can book a booster dose if it has been 5 months or longer since your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccination for children aged 5-11
Children aged 5-11 are now eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends the Pfizer vaccine for this age group.
While children and young people are less likely than adults to get severe symptoms if they contract COVID-19, some can still get very sick – this includes children with certain pre-existing conditions, such as obesity, down syndrome, or cerebral palsy. Some children and adolescents can also develop chronic symptoms, more than one or two months after COVID infection, called Long-COVID, which can be avoided through vaccination.
Vaccinating younger children can also help to prevent transmission to other children and older age groups, including family members who may be at higher risk, such as grandparents.
Please book your COVID-19 vaccination by calling 1300 097 151, 8:30am – 4pm or online via links below.
We recommend you pre-register before attending a clinic to secure an appointment. All children aged under 16 attending our vaccination clinics must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Please note: Masks must be worn at our clinics. If you require assistance, please contact us ahead of your visit to discuss this requirement. Thank you for your cooperation
Our Clinics are located at:
Please note: the Clinic in Kilsyth has now closed and all existing appointments will be moved to our Ringwood Clinic.
James Bathe Community and Sports Hub
67 Caversham Drive, Pakenham
Mon-Fri 9am – 4:00pm
1300 097 151
Book online here.
Sensory area at our clinic in Ringwood
We’ve established a sensory area available at our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Ringwood to provide greater access for people with a disability or sensory needs and anyone who may need additional support.
The sensory area offers:
- vaccinations for people with disability or mental health conditions and their support staff, volunteer or carer*
- longer appointment times
- quiet, large and separate space where vaccinations will take place
- an environment that can be altered to accommodate peoples needs e.g. a dimmable room for people who may be more sensitive to light, an accessible entry point for wheelchairs and other mobility equipment
- customisable experiences for those who require a different approach
- parking directly in front with easy access to the Clinic.
*People will only be able to bring one additional person to the appointment, who will also need to be booked in if they are being vaccinated.
Please let us know of any other assistance you may need at the time of making an appointment. After you have made a booking, a staff member will contact you to further discuss your individual needs.
For more information and to book, please get in touch with us on 1300 097 151.
Getting ready for your appointment
Please bring your Medicare card or photo ID to your appointment.
Please do not come to your vaccination appointment:
- if you feel unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
- if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19
- if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, or if you are in quarantine.
If you have had another vaccine in the 14 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.
What does getting vaccinated involve?
To be vaccinated you will get a needle in your arm. Two doses are required, so two appointments will be needed – we’ll book your second appointment when you register.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends an interval between the first and second doses of the AstraZeneca Vaccine is between 4 and 12 weeks, in outbreak situations an interval of between 4 and 8 weeks is preferred. The second dose of Pfizer vaccine will be booked in at least six weeks after the first dose.
Medical experts have studied COVID-19 vaccines to make sure they are safe. Most side effects are mild and don’t last for long. As with any vaccine or medicine, there may be rare and/or unknown side effects.
Before you get vaccinated, tell the person giving you the vaccination if you:
- have any allergies, particularly anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction);
- if you have an Epi Pen or have had one before;
- if you are immunocompromised. This means that you have a weakened immune system that may make it harder for you to fight infections and other diseases. Sometimes a disease like diabetes or cancer can cause this or certain medicines or treatments you take, such as medicine for cancer.
Your vaccination will be recorded with the Australian Immunisation Register, as required by Australian law. You can view your vaccination record online through your Medicare account, MyGov account and My Health Record account.
Some people may still get COVID-19 after vaccination. So you must still follow public health precautions as required in your state or territory to stop the spread of COVID-19 including:
- keep your distance – stay at least 1.5 metres away from other people,
- washing your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
- wear a mask, if your state or territory has advised you should
- stay home if you are unwell with cold or flu-like symptoms and arrange to get a COVID-19 test.
If you have concerns about the vaccine or require more information:
- Visit the Australian Government’s vaccine website for more information
- Speak to your GP
- Contact the national vaccine helpline on 1800 020 080
- Email the national vaccine email at firstname.lastname@example.org