VU Whitten Oval will again become pop-up covid-19 vaccination clinic for the people of the west this weekend.
This is the second time VU Whitten Oval is hosting a pop-up clinic, following a successful first clinic in early October where more than 2000 people received Pfizer vaccine doses.
The clinic will be open on Saturday October 23 and Sunday October 24, from 8am to 5pm, at Western Bulldogs headquarters, located at 417 Barkly Street, Footscray.
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This pop-up vaccination clinic is a partnership with Altona North GP Respiratory Clinic – Commonwealth Vaccination Centre, Cirqit Health, Western Health, Western Bulldogs, Victoria University, Hobsons bay City Council, Maribyrnong City Council and the Victorian Department of Health.
You must book an appointment to get vaccinated at VU Whitten Oval – there are no walk-ins. You can book in the following ways:
- Online at portal.cvms.vic.gov.au
- By calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 (press 0 for in interpreter)
- Through Cirqit Health at https://healthengine.com.au/book/86977
Everybody aged 12 and over is eligible to get vaccinated. For young people aged 12-17 years, consent may be given in a number of ways:
- A parent or guardian can attend the vaccine appointment with the young person and provide consent for them (note: only one parent or guardian may attend with the young person).
- A young person may attend a vaccination centre with a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.
- A young person may provide their own consent, if a senior and experienced immuniser assesses that they are a mature minor who can make the decision.
Pfizer vaccine will be offered to people coming for their first-dose vaccination, while people coming for their second dose will receive the same vaccine as their first dose.