Bellarine Community Health COVID-19 Information
COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Barwon Health have set up a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the old Ford factory in North Shore.
To receive the COVID-19 vaccine you must meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the Commonwealth's phase 1a and 1b priority groups.
To check your eligibility, please click here.
If you do not currently meet any criteria, please wait until the government announces it is your turn.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, please click here to book an appointment.
You must provide proof of identity and eligibility at the time of your appointment. Please bring the following items:
- Medicare card
- Driver licence or other photo ID
If you are under 70 years of age please provide the following to confirm your eligibility:
- a letter from your employer or
- a letter from your doctor
Location: Barwon Health Community Vaccination Hub, North Shore Road, Norlane (the old Ford factory).
Parking and transport: There is parking available on-site and easy access to bus stops and public transport.
Thank you for helping to protect our community by booking an appointment to receive your COVID-19 vaccination.
You can also book a vaccination at the BCH GP Clinic in Portarlington by clicking here or to learn more about the vaccine, click here.
The BCH COVID vaccination clinic will be held most Fridays (except for public holidays) at our Portarlington GP clinic
Online bookings open each Friday at 5:00PM for the following Friday clinic. Please visit www.bch.org.au/bchgp
If you are not able to access online bookings, we ask that you have a friend or family member assist you with your booking.
Unfortunately, we are not able to take phone bookings. We are taking a limited number of walk-in bookings at our Portarlington site only during the week of the clinic running. We cannot guarantee that we will have appointments available if you visit our clinic to book.
For further information please contact the Australian Government/Department of Health on 1800 020 080 or visit www.health.gov.au/covid19vaccines
If you have questions regarding COVID-19 Vaccination bookings call (03) 5258 0835.
Information about the AstraZeneca vaccine
The Australian Government received important advice from Australia’s expert vaccine advisory body, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) about the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people under the age of 50.
The side effect involves thrombosis, which is blood clotting, and thrombocytopenia, which is a low blood platelet count. This very rare side-effect can affect 1 in 250,000 people.
The risk of this side effect may be greater for people aged under 50 years, and ATAGI has advised that the Pfizer vaccine is preferred over the AstraZeneca vaccine in adults aged under 50 years.
If you need advice to help you make an informed decision about vaccination, please talk to your doctor or call 1800 020 080.
The following Frequently Asked Questions provide more information. You can also keep up-to-date with information about COVID-19 vaccination on the Department of Health website.
COVID-19 VACCINE - INFORMATION IN OTHER LANGUAGES
BCH clients are still required to wear a mask when receiving a service at a BCH site, unless an exemption applies.
If you are currently required to be in isolation because you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, directed by the Department of Families, Fairness & Housing to quarantine for a period of time, or experiencing by COVID-19 symptoms then please contact us about your appointment. Please phone us on 1800 007 224 and advise a member of our team if any of the above is applicable.