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Vaccination information for senior people

Information about COVID-19 vaccines for older people and people living in aged care.

Information for senior Victorians

Getting your COVID-19 vaccine

Senior Victorians are currently eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. You can choose to get vaccinated at any of the following locations:

  • vaccination centres
  • local general practices
  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations
  • Community Health Centres.

You are encouraged to speak with your doctor about any questions you have about your health and COVID-19 vaccines.

Getting your COVID-19 vaccine

You can choose to get vaccinated at any of the following locations:

  • vaccination centres
  • local general practices
  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations
  • Community Health Centres.

You are encouraged to speak with your doctor about any questions you have about your health and the COVID-19 vaccines.

Getting vaccinated through your doctor

  • If you are aged 70 years or over and/or have a pre-existing medical condition, you are encouraged to get vaccinated through your usual doctor.
  • Your doctor or other usual health care provider is the best person to speak with about any questions you have about your health and the COVID-19 vaccines before getting vaccinated.
  • If you have any pre-existing medical conditions you are encouraged to receive your vaccination through your doctor.
  • Your doctor or healthcare provider can talk to you about the risks and benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine and help you make an informed choice about what’s best for you.
  • To book an appointment to get vaccinated, contact your localdoctor,usethe online booking systemorcall the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

Getting vaccinated at a vaccination centre

If you are currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine you can get vaccinated at a vaccination centre by:

  • Booking an appointment – usethe online booking systemor call the Victoria Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.
  • Some vaccination centres are accepting walk-ins. If you walk in, you should be prepared to wait until an immuniser is free to provide you with a vaccine.

Learn more about the vaccination centres.

AstraZeneca vaccine

People who are aged 60 years and over will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

If you have any questions about AstraZeneca vaccine, speak with your doctor, community health service or Aboriginal healthcare provider.

Information for aged care residents

Aged care residents are one of the priority groups to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

More information for aged care residents, staff and providers is available by visiting the Australian Government Department of Health website.

Reviewed 18 June 2021

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