Vaccinations now available

AS of Monday morning, Victorians aged 50 years and over, including residents of the Goulburn Valley and surrounding communities, are now able to receive their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, received his first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, at GV Health’s McIntosh Centre at the Shepparton Showgrounds, and later made comment that he found it was, “a straightforward and painless process, performed by medical experts.”

Mr Drum later released a statement in support of the vaccine, in which he said, “I strongly encourage anyone who is eligible, to be vaccinated to get it done as soon as possible.”
Those wanting to book their appointment, are able to do so at any of the below listed, local COVID-19 vaccination sites.

All bookings require the vaccination recipient to provide their full name and date of birth, and can be made by calling the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline, on 1800 675 398.
Appointments will take approximately 30 minutes, as vaccination recipients are required to remain onsite, for observation, 15 minutes after the vaccination has been administered.

You do not need to have a Medicare card in order to receive a vaccination. However, if you do have a current Medicare card, it is recommended that you bring it to your appointment, along with another form of identification, preferably one with a photograph, that clearly shows your date of birth.
Vaccination sites:
Shepparton Vaccination Hub
The Macintosh Centre
Shepparton Showgrounds
Corner of Thompson Street and High Street, Shepparton
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm
Anyone who is currently eligible, can book an appointment to receive the vaccination, through the additional following channels:
General Practices (GP) Community Health Services Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.