Coronavirus Vaccination Updates
DPV Health Medical Centers
DPV Health Medical Centres in Mill Park and Broadmeadows has been granted approval to provide Covid-19 Vaccination to our community. Further information on dates and how to book will be available when we receive more information from the Department of Health.
Who will receive a vaccine?
Everyone in Australia will be offered a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. At first, doses will be limited so high priority groups will get their vaccines first. Priority groups have been identified using public health, medical and epidemiological evidence. This includes people that would be at higher risk of serious illness if they contracted COVID-19, and those most likely to be exposed to it. Click here for more information. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) gave advice to the Government on prioritising groups for COVID-19 vaccination.
COVID-19 vaccines will be voluntary?
The COVID-19 vaccine will be voluntary and free. As safe and effective vaccines become available the Government will vaccinate as many Australians as possible for COVID-19. If you choose not to have a COVID-19 vaccine your eligibility for Government payments won’t be affected.
Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?
All vaccines are thoroughly tested for safety before they are approved for use in Australia. This includes careful analysis of clinical trial data, ingredients, chemistry, manufacturing and other factors. Click here for more information.
Is one type of COVID-19 vaccine more effective than another?
Providing access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for everyone in Australia is a priority for the Australian Government. The TGA assesses all COVID-19 vaccines before they can be used in Australia. The TGA will only register a vaccine if its benefits are much greater than its risks. This means every vaccine available in Australia has been proven to protect against COVID-19.
Clinical trials for the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines have shown that these 2 vaccines are effective in preventing:
- development of COVID-19 symptoms and
- protecting against severe disease.
These trials involve tens of thousands of participants worldwide.
COVID-19 vaccine national rollout phases
The Australian Government aims to have as many people vaccinated as possible in 2021. The COVID-19 Vaccines National Rollout Strategy details the phases in which vaccines will be available.