Over the past year, Monash Health’s South East Public Health Unit (SEPHU) has delivered more than 1.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to the community with Monash Health clinics delivering 930,000 of those doses.
Monash Health has designed, established and operated two of the top five vaccination clinics in Victoria: Sandown Racecourse Vaccination Centre has delivered the most vaccinations in Victoria (470,000 doses) and the Cranbourne Turf Club the fifth-most (286,000 doses).
These numbers, however, do not tell the whole story of our vaccination program’s innovation and transformation over the past twelve months.
While for many people in the community, vaccination hubs located in central locations such as Cranbourne and Sandown are a great option to access the vaccine, we continue to recognise the need to have diversity in our vaccination pathways.
For Monash Health, our focus in vaccination has been equity in access: everyone deserves the opportunity to be vaccinated and protected against COVID-19.
To fulfil that commitment, Monash Health SEPHU has opened pop-up clinics, launched our Vaccination Bus, established low-sensory clinics, provided in-reach vaccination for aged care homes and housing towers. More recently, we have begun in-school clinics for children, families and school staff. On 23 February, a Monash Health school clinic in Springvale administered the most paediatric doses to children of any clinic in Victoria that day.
Our team have even set up clinics overnight to respond to outbreaks. Some of the pop-ups we’ve seen in the South East have included sporting ovals, shopping centres, football club training facilities, and even Legoland.
In doing this, every part of the South East is being provided an opportunity to have a convenient, safe and accessible place to receive protection against COVID-19.
In the South East, and across Victoria, we’ve achieved so much in the past year. Nearly 6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across the State has allowed us to reopen and move forward to a ‘COVID-normal’, letting us to get back to things we love and cherish.
We also understand there continues to be more work ahead: many people are now eligible for their third (booster) dose and children who are 5 years or older can also get vaccinated against COVID-19. That’s why we will continue to work with our wonderful partners through SEPHU, ensuring that were vaccinations are delivered where they are needed.
Thank you to everyone who has been a part and contributed to our vaccination program journey. There will always be more to do in protecting the health of the community we support, but we can be proud of what we have achieved so far.
Victorian COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
- Sandown Racecourse (468,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered)
- Royal Exhibition Building (397,000)
- Sunshine Hospital (342,000)
- Geelong Ford Factory (295,000)
- Cranbourne Turf Club (286,000)
- Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (284,000)
- Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre (246,000)
- Melbourne Showgrounds (239,000)
- Bendigo Community Vaccination Centre (187,000)
- Frankston – Bayside Centre (175,000)
- Austin Repatriation Hospital (168,000)
- Ballarat Mercure (157,000)
- Austin Hospital/Olivia Newton John Centre (155,000)
- Melton Former Bunnings Indoor + Drive-Thru (152,000)
- Campbellfield Ford Factory Indoor + Drive Thru (116,000)
- Shepparton Showgrounds (113,000)
- Wyndham Eagle Stadium Indoor + Drive Thru (122,000)
- Wodonga Vaccination Hub (93,000)
- Sandringham Vaccination Centre (92,000)
- Northern Hospital Epping (81,000)
- Warrnambool Vaccination Centre (71,000)
- Box Hill Town Hall (71,000)
- Traralgon Racecourse (66,000)
- Monash Medical Centre (64,000)
- Broadmeadows Town Hall (60,000)