COVID-19 vaccinations at Castlemaine Health
Our onsite COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Book a vaccination for ages 12+
You can book an appointment for ages 12+ at our vaccination clinic. Bookings are popular but we’re releasing new appointments regularly.
Registrations open for 5-11-year-olds
Registrations are open for the 5-11-year-old age group. The registration link is hosted by Bendigo Health but you can select ‘Castlemaine Health’ as your clinic of choice when you fill out the form. Please ensure you double check your information before submitting the form. Register now.
When to reschedule
Remember: you’ll need to reschedule your appointment if:
- you’re experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms on the day
- you’ve attended an exposure site
- you’re awaiting a COVID-19 test result
Am I eligible for vaccination or a booster?
If it’s been four months since your last dose, you are eligible for a booster. If you’re 5-11-years-old, you’ll be eligible for vaccination at our clinic from 12 January. Check out the Eligibility Calculator for more information.
If you are immunocompromised. ATAGI has recommended that severely immunocompromised people receive a 3rd primary dose 2-6 months after completing their 2nd dose. This is to promote the same level of immunity as the general population. Pfizer or Moderna are the vaccines of choice for this group (regardless of vaccine received for primary course), however Castlemaine Health only administers Pfizer.
AstraZeneca may be used for the 3rd dose for individuals who have received AstraZeneca for their first two doses if there are no contraindications or precautions for use, or if a significant adverse reaction has occurred after a previous mRNA vaccine (Pfizer/Moderna) dose which contraindicates further doses of mRNA vaccine (e.g. anaphylaxis, myocarditis).
Box 1 on page 2 of the ATAGI statement on the use of a 3rd primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine in individuals who are severely immunocompromised lists groups where a 3rd primary dose is recommended. If you fall within one of these groups, please seek advice and documentation from your treating specialist/GP or you may complete an eligibility declaration form when you attend clinic.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
You need to bring your Medicare Card and ID showing your date of birth. If you’re coming for a 3rd dose (booster) you’ll need evidence of the date of your second dose.
What are the clinic hours?
The clinic runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with hours dependent on bookings and vaccine availability.
I’ve made an appointment but need to change it. What should I do?
Please call us on 5471 3555 (option 5) and leave a message to let us know you can’t make it. We can offer your appointment to someone else. Vaccine is drawn up in advance of appointments so to avoid wastage please let us know as soon as you can that you can’t make it.
Where is the clinic located?
The clinic is in the Castlemaine Health Auditorium. Access is via the Odgers Road entrance outside Main Reception. Disabled access is available via the main entrance. Parking is available across the road from the main entrance. All visitors should check in on arrival at the screening booth.
Visit our Getting Here page to see a map showing the location of the clinic.
Where do I find out more about COVID-19 vaccination?
Visit www.health.gov.au to find out more about COVID-19 vaccinations in Australia. You can also call the Victorian Government COVID-19 vaccine hotline. It has been established through the dedicated coronavirus hotline. Phone 1800 675 398 (option 1).
Do you offer walk-in appointments?
Walk-in appointments may be available on the day depending on cancellations, bookings and vaccine availability. Please give us a call on 5471 3555 (option 5) to find out whether walk-ins are possible on the day you intend to visit.
I live outside of the area. Can I get vaccinated at your clinic?
No. Our vaccine supply is allocated only for those that reside within the Loddon Mallee region so it’s important that only local people book with us.
We can’t vaccinate people from Melbourne or other areas. Our clinic’s job is to vaccinate those in our community.
If you’re unsure about whether you’re in our catchment, please call our clinic to check.