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 for the Outer East of Melbourne and the wider community.
We’re providing COVID-19 vaccinations at our Ringwood and Lilydale COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for eligible priority groups.
To find out when you are eligible to receive the vaccine, please visit and complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker.
Please note: we currently provide the AstraZeneca vaccine, and at this time, we are not providing vaccinations for anyone under the age of 60, pending further government advice. Please keep an eye out on this page for future updates. Adults aged 40-59 can make an appointment to receive their Pfizer COVID Vaccination by calling the Coronavirus hotline on 1800675398.
Please book your COVID-19 vaccination via HotDoc or call 1300 097 151, 8:30am – 4pm.
Please note: We recommend you pre-register before attending a clinic to secure an appointment. We have limited capacity for drop-in appointments; you may experience longer wait times if you have not pre-registered.
Our Clinic is located at:
Ringwood East Community Clinic
304A Maroondah Highway, Ringwood
Access from Braeside Avenue
(former Maroondah City Council civic offices)
1300 097 151
Bookings via HotDoc above
18-22 Lakeview Drive, Lilydale
Access via vaccination entrance
Bookings via phone only: 1300 097 151
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.
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. Our Clinic is providing the AstraZeneca vaccine and two doses are required, so two appointments will be needed – we’ll book your second appointment when you register.
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 email@example.com