In-home vaccination program open now
The Victorian Government has extended the free vaccination at home program to people aged 60 years, making it easier and more convenient to get your next COVID-19 vaccination dose.
Through the in-home vaccination program, a healthcare professional such as a doctor or nurse will visit your home to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination at home can be booked by you, a family member or carer. This free state-run service is also available to people in aged care services if requested.
For more information, visit the COVID-19 vaccination at home .
Winter booster doses
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has approved a winter booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine for eligible priority groups including:
- adults aged 65 years and older
- residents of aged care or disability care facilities
- people aged 16 years and older who are severely immunocompromised
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and older.
Eligible people can receive their winter booster dose four months after receiving their third dose, or from four months after having COVID-19 if infection has occurred since the person’s third dose. Pfizer and Moderna are the preferred vaccines for winter doses.
When am I due for my next dose?
If you had your second COVID-19 vaccination three or more months ago, you should get your third dose now.
If you are eligible for a winter booster dose, you can access a fourth dose four months after receiving your third dose, or from four months after having COVID-19 if infection has occurred since your third dose.
How to book your next dose
COVID-19 vaccinations can be accessed at:
- any Victorian state-run vaccination centre
- your regular GP or pharmacy
- an Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Organisation.
Call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 to make a booking or for more information visit Book your vaccine on the coronavirus website.
If you or someone you care for would like to book an at-home appointment, call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. If you need an interpreter, press 0. Depending on wait times, it may take a little longer for you to get vaccinated via this service compared to attending a vaccination clinic, GP or pharmacy.
Reviewed 27 December 2022