The UFS COVID-19 vaccination clinic at 309 Dana Street, Ballarat, has permanently closed. COVID vaccinations are available at selected UFS Pharmacies.
All Victorians who have not had a COVID vaccination or confirmed infection in the past six months are eligible for a booster, irrespective of how many prior doses received. The national eligibility change follows advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). For those not infected or vaccinated in the past six months, a 2023 booster is recommended for:
- All adults aged 65 years and over
- Adults 18-64 years who have medical comorbidities or disability with significant or complex health needs
For those not infected or vaccinated in the past six months, a 2023 booster should be considered for:
- Adults 18-64 with no risk factors for severe COVID
- Children and adolescents aged 5-17 who have medical comorbidities or disability with significant or complex health needs
To book a vaccination appointment at a UFS pharmacy, please click here
COVID Vaccinations at UFS Pharmacies
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.
Please note: if you have had COVID recently, you need to wait for six months after infection to receive the booster vaccine, and six months after your last COVID 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 service is free. Appointments can be made online here. or simply walk in during opening hours (excluding the 12noon to 1pm timeslot)
- are experiencing respiratory symptoms
- are waiting COVID-19 test results
- have been directed to self isolate
If you fall into any of the categories above, please call to reschedule your appointment.
Please be aware that we do require masks to be worn by all patients.
If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, more information is available at: www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccines-is-it-true