Community Vaccination Clinics

The Vaccination Clinic at 18 Drummond Street, Ballarat is open from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.
Appointments and walk-ins are available.

The Community Vaccination Clinic at the Mercure on Main Road has now closed.


Walk-in Pfizer vaccinations are available for those 5+ and eligible for first, second and boosters/third doses at our Community Vaccination Clinic at 18 Drummond Street, Ballarat.

The community vaccination clinic only holds Pfizer and Novavax. AstraZeneca and Moderna can be accessed via your GP or Pharmacy. 

Bookings can be made online or by calling 1800 675 398.

Eligibility

People aged 5-11 years

5-11 year-olds are eligible to receive Paediatric Pfizer. The recommended schedule for vaccination in this age group is 2 doses, 8 weeks apart. The interval may be shortened in special circumstances to 3 weeks. Paediatric Pfizer can be co-administered with other vaccines.

Paediatric Pfizer continues to be the only COVID vaccine approved for children who are 5 years of age. For more information visit the Department of Health website.

6 – 11 years Moderna:

The recommended schedule for vaccination in this age group is 2 doses, 8 weeks apart. The interval may be shortened to 4 weeks in special circumstances

Pfizer Boosters will be offered to eligible parents (those who have received their second dose three months ago) attending a booked appointment with their child aged 5-11 years.

People aged 12-15 years

12-15 year-olds are eligible to receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccination. The Ballarat Community Clinic only offers Pfizer, if you wish to receive Moderna, please make an appointment with your GP or Pharmacist.

Children are encouraged to attend with a parent or guardian or with a signed consent from parent or guardian.  

However, they can present alone and one of our senior immunisers or medical officer will chat to them to determine if they are a mature minor to consent themselves. 

People aged 16-17 years

People aged 16 and over are eligible for Pfizer and Moderna. The Ballarat Community Clinic only offers Pfizer, if you wish to receive Moderna, please make an appointment with your GP or Pharmacist

See 'Boosters' below for more information about booster doses for the general population 16 + who had their second COVID-19 vaccine more than three months ago.

People aged 18+

People aged 18 and over are eligible for Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca.

If you have had your first dose of AstraZeneca without any serious adverse effects, you will receive AstraZeneca for your second dose.

See 'Boosters' below for more information about booster doses for the general population who had their second COVID-19 vaccine more than four months ago.

If you are pregnant

If you are pregnant you are eligible for a Pfizer vaccination. 

Pregnant people are at higher risk of complications if they get COVID-19 and are easily able to access COVID-19 vaccines. 

RANZCOG and ATAGI released a joint statement recommending pregnant women be offered a Pfizer vaccination at any stage of pregnancy.

It is recommended you speak with your Midwife, GP or Obstetrician regarding your vaccine.

Additional doses for severely immunocompromised people

People aged 5 years and over who are severely immunocompromised can receive a third dose as part of their primary course of vaccination. This third dose can be provided 2 months after the second dose.

If you are aged 16 and over and are severely immunocompromised, you can receive a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 3 months after your third dose.

Fourth doses are not currently available through the at-home vaccination service.   

More information here ATAGI recommendations on the use of a third primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine in individuals who are severely immunocompromised | Australian Government Department of Health

Boosters

Eligibility:             General population

Age group           16+

Schedule:            Primary course completed more than 3 months ago. This includes those who were aged under 16 when they received their last primary dose and are now aged 16 years.

Vaccine:               Pfizer recommended by ATAGI (regardless of primary dose)

AstraZeneca is no longer recommended for use as the booster dose for people who received a primary vaccination course of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, although it can still be used for this purpose if these individuals decline receiving an mRNA vaccine as a booster dose.

AstraZeneca can be used in an individual 18 years and above when there are medical contraindications to the mRNA vaccines. This should be discussed with your GP.

Novavax can be used in an individual 18 years and above if no other vaccine is considered suitable for that individual.

Winter dose

ATAGI recommends an additional booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine to increase vaccine protection before winter for selected population groups who are at greatest risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and who have received their primary vaccination and first booster dose. These groups are:

  • Adults aged 65 years and older
  • Residents of aged care or disability care facilities
  • People aged 16 years and older with severe immunocompromise (as defined in the  ATAGI statement on the use of a 3rd primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine in individuals who are severely immunocompromised)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and older.

Vaccine:      mRNA Vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), AstraZeneca (18 +only) and Novovax (18+ only) can be used if no other COVID-19 vaccine is considered suitable for that person.

The additional winter booster dose can be given

  • from 4 months or longer after the person has received their first booster dose,
  • or from 4 months after a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection, if infection occurred since the person’s first COVID-19 booster dose.

Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommended doses and vaccines (health.gov.au)

Access and wait times

Assistance for people with a disability

Our Community Vaccination Clinic is one of nine in Victoria with specialist facilities to help people with a disability or special requirements to get a vaccination. You don’t need a booking.

If you need additional support to receive a vaccine, please contact our Disability Liaison Office via email disabilityliaisonofficer@bhs.org.au or on 0428 843 695.

Wait-times at the clinic

Wait times are listed at coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccination-centres

Parking

Disabled parking is available on Drummond Street close to the entrance of 18 Drummond street.

Vaccination records

Having trouble accessing your COVID-19 Digital Certificate? Complete this form:

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/missing-immunisation-history

Do not fill this form if you received your COVID-19 vaccine at a doctor's clinic, pharmacy or community health service or interstate provider. Instead, you should contact your vaccination provider directly about the missing or incorrect information.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Location

18 Drummond Street North
(opposite Base Hospital entrance)
Ballarat Central VIC 3350

Directions

Parking is available on Mair Street, Sturt Street and Drummond Street.

Phone

Victorian Coronavirus Hotline: 1800 675 398 (select options 1, 1, 1)

Opening Hours

The Vaccination Clinic at 18 Drummond Street, Ballarat is open from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. Appointments and walk-ins are available.

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Victorian COVID-19 hotline

For vaccine queries please call the Victorian COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398 and select option 3.

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