Pfizer, Moderna vaccines now available for over-12s, as state nears 90% first dose
11.10.2021

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines now available for over-12s, as state nears 90% first dose

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Everyone over 12-years-old across Melbourne and Victoria will now be able to receive Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, as of today.

With Commonwealth vaccine supply now assured and young Victorians setting an incredible pace getting vaccinated, mRNA vaccines Pfizer and Moderna will be available to anyone over 12-years-old through state-run vaccination centres.

This change – which is now in effect – has been made possible after a boost to Moderna and Pfizer supply. Victoria is now well on the way to becoming one of the world’s most vaccinated jurisdictions.

What you need to know

  • Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are now available to anyone over 12
  • Moderna vaccinations are walk-ins, which don’t require appointments
  • Victoria is now approaching 90% first-dose vaccination rates among eligible people

Stay up to date with what’s happening in Melbourne here.

“With all vaccines open to all Victorians aged 12 and over, and plenty of appointments available, there’s no reason not to book your jab today,” Victorian health minister Martin Foley said.

“Victorians have done their duty by getting vaccinated in extraordinary numbers – and it’s those Victorians who will be able to go and do the things they love with the people they love when we reach our targets.”

As of yesterday, 86% of Victorians aged 16 and over had received their first dose – including 93 per cent of people aged 50 and over, more than 95 per cent of people aged 70 and over, and 64 per cent of people aged between 12 and 15.

Victorians 60 and over can book to receive Pfizer or Moderna at any of Victoria’s vaccination centres today. All Victorians can also walk-up without a booking to receive the Moderna mRNA vaccine at many state-run vaccination centres – because Victoria’s week of walk-up Moderna access is now in place permanently at:

  • Sandown Racecourse
  • Palm Plaza, Dandenong
  • Bayside Centre, Frankston
  • Barries Rd, Melton
  • Ford Factory, Campbellfield
  • Royal Exhibition Building
  • MCEC
  • Sunshine Hospital
  • Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre
  • Latrobe Uni, Bundoora
  • Eastland Shopping Centre
  • Shepparton Showgrounds
  • Traralgon Racecourse
  • Kiarivu Barracks, Mildura

With Victoria preparing to open retail, restaurants, events and more in time for summer, the Victorian Government has also launched a new campaign to remind everyone that your vaccination is your ticket.

The new vaccination campaign, to run on TVs, radios, print and online, captures the excitement of ordinary Victorians getting back to dining, sport, travel, work and seeing family and friends.

These freedoms won’t apply in the same way to Victorians who aren’t vaccinated, with vaccine passports currently on trial across regional Victoria.

Victorians can book a state-run centre by visiting www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au.