Capacities will be increased by 40,000 jabs per week.
With Victoria’s current COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place until 70 per cent of the state’s eligible population have received their first dose of the vaccine, people have been flocking to get the jab.
As the state awaits more supply, Victoria’s vaccination centres are set to increase capacities by 40,000 vaccinations per week in order to hit the 70 per cent mark sooner.
What you need to know
- Melbourne vaccination centres will increase capacity and expand opening hours to amp up jab rates
- The government aims to administer one million doses in five weeks, solely through state-run centres
- There are currently 60 open access state-run centres operating across Victoria, with additional sites launching each week
Stay up to date with what’s happening in Melbourne here.
Melbourne Town Hall, Port Melbourne Town Hall and at the Eagle Stadium Drive Through have added 25 additional cubicles to allow for more appointments while a new vaccination centre will be established at La Trobe University, Bundoora.
Sandown Racecourse, Wyndham and Eagle Stadium Drive will also see a capacity increase of 50 per cent at each site, while additional cubicles at Melton Drive Through Clinic will double capacity. Opening hours across sites will also be extended.
More pop-up sites will be established to ensure all Victorian VCE students are vaccinated.
The government aims to administer one million doses in five weeks, solely through state-run centres. Victorians can also get vaccinated at their local GP or selected pharmacists across the state.
There are currently 60 open access state-run centres operating across Victoria, with additional sites launching each week.
“We’ve delivered more than 650,000 doses towards our 1 million doses target which is a mammoth effort but please, if you haven’t had your vaccination yet, just book it in to protect yourself and your loved ones,” said Victorian Premier, Dan Andrews.
Find a vaccination centre here.