The Monash Health South East Public Health Unit will be running a vaccination weekend walk-in blitz across Melbourne’s South East. No bookings will be required: just turn up, roll up your sleeve, and get vaccinated against COVID-19 at no cost.
The vaccination walk-in blitz will offer the Moderna Vaccine to everyone aged 12 to 59 years and the AstraZeneca vaccine to those aged 60 years and above.
Moderna, like Pfizer, is a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine. Moderna is safe and highly effective in protecting you against severe illness, hospitalisation and death from COVID-19.
With two doses of the Moderna vaccine, you are far less likely to get very sick or need to go to hospital with COVID-19 disease. This high level of protection also applies to new variants of COVID-19, such as the Delta variant. The Moderna vaccine is safe in pregnancy and in children from 12 years of age.
The Moderna vaccine has been successfully rolled out in many countries across the world including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, and Singapore.
Anyone aged 12 and older can walk-in and get vaccinated at one of the participating vaccination clinics:
- Dandenong Pop-up Clinic – Palm Plaza Mall Car Park (off Clow Street), Dandenong from 9am to 4pm, everyday
- Sandown Racecourse Vaccination Centre – 591-659 Princes Hwy, Springvale from 9am to 4pm, Friday 1 October – Sunday 3 October
- St Francis Xavier College, Officer Campus – 21 Majestic Dr, Officer from 9am to 4pm, Saturday 2 October – Sunday 3 October
- Frankston Community Vaccination Hub – Bayside Centre, Frankston from 11.30am to 6pm on Friday 1 October and 9:30am – 4:00pm on Saturday 2 October – Sunday 3 October
“COVID-19 cases are increasing across Melbourne’s South East. There is no time to hesitate. Get vaccinated now to protect yourself, your family and the community,” said Andrew Stripp, Chief Executive of Monash Health.
“The Moderna vaccine is safe and highly effective in protecting people against COVID-19, and it’s available now.
“The sooner we get vaccinated, the sooner we return to the life we all know and cherish.”
Bookings are also available at the Sandown Racecourse Vaccination Centre and the Frankston Community Vaccination Hub via the online booking system or calling 1800 675 398.