Booster shot wait time shortened

Those over 18 are now eligible to get their booster shot just three months after their second vaccine. Picture: UNSPLASH

Changes have been made to the wait time for booster shots yet again just in time for what the State Government is calling a vaccination blitz.

The health department has dropped the recommended wait time for a booster shot down to three months for Victorians over the age of 18.

Premier Daniel Andrews said a vaccination blitz will launch next week.

“This is a big push. Thousands of appointments are available, walk-in capacity has been expanded, opening hours have been extended, and more vaccinators will be on the floor,” he said.

“If you got your second dose in October or earlier, now’s the time to come along to one of our major state-run centres this weekend and get your third, to protect yourself and the community for the busy year ahead.”

The drop to a three month wait will mean 1.2 million more Victorians can now receive their third jab.

State run facilities will see vaccination appointments increase and longer opening times to accommodate the blitz.

Mount Evelyn residents may also be able to receive their booster at a pop up vaccination clinic in Healesville run by EACH next week for three days at The Memo.

Vaccination staff will be seeing walk in appointments on Monday 24 January, Thursday 27 January and Friday 28 January from 10am to 3pm each day.

Pfizer, AstraZeneca and booster vaccines will be available to anyone aged 12 and over.