A vaccine is a significant step forward in our fight against COVID-19.
There is overwhelming scientific evidence that vaccination is the best defence against serious infection and illness. Getting vaccinated means less risk for you, your colleagues and your patients, whichever vaccine you receive. Any delay in scheduling a vaccination once offered means more time without protection.
Monash Health’s vaccination program is being delivered from clinics at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Dandenong Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital and Kingston Centre, delivering thousands of COVID-19 vaccinations.
You may receive either a Pfizer/BioNTech or an Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine, depending on supplies and your risk profile. Both vaccines are highly effective in preventing serious illness and hospitalisation, with each being over 80% effective at preventing severe disease and death
Once you’ve booked an appointment, it is important to keep this booking. If you must change your time, please do so well in advance so that others are able to fill your space.
All Monash Health employees (patient-facing and non-patient facing) can now book in for COVID-19 vaccination.
Bookings can be made by calling the Victorian Government Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398, choose option 1, then option 1, then option 1. You can book in to be vaccinated at any Monash Health on-site clinic or at one of our high-volume community vaccination centres.
If you live or work at or near Casey Hospital, you can book an appointment at St John of God Berwick by calling their booking line directly on 8784 5584.
Your second vaccination appointment will be booked when you attend the clinic for your first dose.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccination, please visit the Department of Health website.
It is not which vaccine you receive that will make the difference – it’s getting vaccinated.
Once you’ve had a COVID-19 vaccine, your immunisation provider will record it on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). You can get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status with an immunisation history statement.
The following FAQs are based on the most current information available to Monash Health Employees. We will provide updates as information becomes available.
The Australian Government has made COVID-19 vaccines available free of charge for all Australian citizens, permanent residents and temporary visa holders.
At our vaccination clinics, we use current guidelines to administer the most appropriate vaccine for you. Under the Federal Government’s rollout program, you will be provided with the vaccine that is available at the time of your vaccination.
Both vaccines need to be dispensed in two doses, separated by at least 21 days for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and four to 12 weeks for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccines are not interchangeable. The course of vaccination should be completed using the same vaccine for both doses.
For more information on Australia’s vaccine rollout, please visit the Department of Health website.
Yes. Some of our vaccination clinics offer appointments seven days a week, including early opening hours for night shift employees.
Clinic locations are confirmed across MMC Clayton, Dandenong, Moorabbin and Kingston:
For employees in the Casey area, COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available at St John of God Berwick Hospital – visit the Vaccination Bookings page for more information.
Yes. If this is the case, please inform your manager of your plans as soon as possible so they can ensure we have a record of your vaccine status.