ATAGI recommendations were updated in November 2023. Details on the latest COVID vaccine are available here: ATAGI recommendations on use of the Moderna and Pfizer monovalent Omicron XBB.1.5 COVID-19 vaccines | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care
- Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible for a 2023 booster including the latest xbb.1.5 vaccine if they have not had a vaccination this year.
- Patients aged over 65 without risk factors are eligible to receive a second additional vaccine this year but it cannot be the newest xbb.1.5 vaccine.
- Patients aged over 18 with risk factors are eligible to receive a second additional vaccine this year but it cannot be the newest xbb.1.5 vaccine.
Full eligibility criteria is here: atagi-recommended-covid-19-vaccine-doses.pdf (health.gov.au)
The new xbb.1.5 vaccine will not be available until Friday 8 December for eligible patients.
COVID-19 vaccinations are available at UFS pharmacies as listed below.
Please note: if you have had COVID recently, you need to wait for six months after infection to receive the booster vaccine
Vaccinations are administered by an immunisation accredited pharmacist or nurse and bookings can be made by clicking on the link for your pharmacy of choice. If you have any concerns, or if you have a complex medical history, we encourage you to speak to your GP prior to making an appointment.
Book a COVID vaccination at Bacchus Marsh UFS Pharmacy
Book a COVID vaccination at Melton Central UFS Pharmacy
Sturt St (24 hr pharmacy)
Book a COVID vaccination at Sturt St UFS Pharmacy
Sturt St West
Book a COVID vaccination at Sturt St West UFS Pharmacy
If you are currently infected with COVID-19 or you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, you must not attend for a vaccination – please call to reschedule your appointment. Please be aware that we do require masks to be worn by all patients.
Information on COVID-19 vaccines has been provided in different languages – click here to access.
If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, more information is available at: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccines-is-it-true
Selected UFS pharmacies are offering Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations to all those eligible. The Moderna Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine is offered in line with the ATAGI guidelines as an alternative vaccine to any booster dose for patients over the age of 18. It is not recommended for the primary course of vaccination. If you have any concerns or you have a complex medical history, we encourage you to speak to your GP prior to making an appointment. This vaccination service is free.
Click here for more detailed information from ATAGI. For detailed information on eligibility, please visit: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/atagi-recommended-covid-19-doses-and-vaccines