Three new drive-thru vaccination clinics to open across Victoria

Three new drive-thru vaccination clinics to open across Victoria

Words by Kate Streader

The new sites aim to help Victoria reach its goal of administering one million jabs over the next five weeks.

Victoria will welcome three new drive-thru vaccination clinics following the success of its Melton clinic, which opened earlier this month.

Australia’s first drive-thru vaccination hub, the Melton site administered 1,200 doses within the first seven days of opening.

What you need to know

  • Victoria is opening three new drive-thru vaccination clinics
  • The clinics will be based in Broadmeadows, Springvale and Werribee
  • Victoria aims to administer one million jabs within the next five weeks

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The news sites will be located in Broadmeadows, Springvale and Werribee.

Housed in the Ford Factory, Broadmeadows’ new clinic will open to the public for booked appointments on Monday August 23.

The Sandown Racecourse clinic in Springvale will complement the existing Sandown Racecourse indoor vaccination hub and will open to the public for booked appointments from Saturday August 21.

Bookings can be made online or through the Coronavirus hotline.

The new site at the Eagle Stadium in Werribee will offer both drive-thru and indoor vaccinations and aims to open at the end of this week.

In addition to the new drive-thru vaccination clinics, a pop-up centre opened at St Kilda’s Peanut Farm Reserve yesterday, offering walk-in appointments for locals. The site will remain open for the next week from 9am until 5pm daily.

“There are a million things that we miss about life before the pandemic and a million things we’re looking forward to doing again once we’re through this outbreak – each of those is a reason to get vaccinated,” said Premiere Dan Andrews.

“We’re imploring every single Victorian to come forward and get vaccinated as soon as you can – there’s appointments available and we need you to fill them.”

For more information about Victoria’s vaccine rollout, head to the Victorian Department of Health website.