MEDIA RELEASE – COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic well underway at Castlemaine Health
Sue Race, Chief Executive Officer
05 May 2020
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic well underway at Castlemaine Health
Castlemaine Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is open for business. The clinic has been vaccinating staff in the 1a and 1b priority groups but with the eligibility criteria opening up in May, a much wider group are now coming through the doors.
The clinic is providing the AstraZeneca vaccine to all adults aged 50 years and over.
For under 50’s:
The COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out in phases which have been determined by the Australian Government. Check out the eligibility calculator to find out which phase you are in: Vaccine Eligibility Checker. Priority groups have been identified using public health, medical and epidemiological evidence.
Castlemaine Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic hours
The Castlemaine Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 9am to 12.30pm.
The Vaccination clinic is located in the Castlemaine Health Auditorium. Access is via the Odgers Road entrance outside Main Reception. Parking is available across the road from the main entrance. All visitors should check in on arrival at the screening booth.
A registration system is open for anyone aged 50 and over in the Loddon Mallee community. If you are aged 50 and over you can register your interest at www.bendigohealth.org.au/Bookyourvaccination. Your contact details will be saved and you will be sent an email to book your vaccination appointment. If you are unable to complete the form, please call the State Government Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.
Walk-in visits to the Castlemaine Health Vaccination Clinic are possible, however please be aware there may be a wait time. Remember to bring your Medicare Card and identification.
The Astra Zeneca Vaccine is delivered in two doses 12 weeks apart. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has advised the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe for people aged 50 and over. Vaccination is free.