COVID-19 vaccine program rolls out in Bendigo

Bendigo Primary Care Centre has been approved as a COVID-19 vaccine provider.

Our vaccination clinics will begin on 30 March 2021. 

“Everyone in Australia will be offered a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, but the first doses are limited,” says Bendigo Primary Care Centre General Manager, Steve Cooper.

“People in high priority groups including the elderly, vulnerable or immune compromised and front line workers will get their vaccines first."

Bendigo Primary Care Centre will deliver vaccines in Phase 1B of a national rollout which outlines when the vaccine will be availble and to whom.

1B includes

Adults aged 70 years and over 
Health care workers not covered in Phase 1A
Critical and high-risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 55 years and over

Adults with an underlying medical condition including:

  • People with heart and chronic lung disease
  • People with inflammatory conditions who are on immune suppressing medication
  • People who are immunocompromised (this includes people with HIV or who are currently or have in the last 12 months undergone chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
  • People who have been diagnosed with non haematological cancers in the last 12 months
  • People who have been diagnosed haematological cancers in the last five years
  • Organ transplant recipients 
  • People who have liver or kidney failure.

You’ll need to provide proof of these conditions to receive your vaccination. Proof could be your My health record, a health professional referral or a declaration form. If you’re a worker you’ll need to provide proof of your occupation.

Not sure about your eligibility?

Try the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker

Whether you’re in a priority group or not, the best thing you can do is stay up-to-date and continue to be COVIDSafe. The Australian Government will provide further information about how vaccines will roll out over the coming months. In the meantime, everyone still needs to:

  • Practise good hygiene
  • Maintain physical distance
  • Stay home if you are sick and get tested
  • Download the COVIDSafe app.

Like to know more? Call Bendigo Primary Care Centre on (03) 5441 8622.

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