COVID-19 vaccine appointments at Cranbourne and Croydon
Both HealthMint Cranbourne and Croydon have been approved to administer the COVID-19 AstraZeneca, Pfizer and now Moderna vaccine to eligible patients.
Our online appointments are being made available on a regular basis to ensure our stock levels remain consistent with our booking allocations. We have designated specific days and times for our vaccine drive to minimise disruption to regular GP appointments. The online booking system will guide you through the process of scheduling the vaccine appointments.
Please sign up to our waitlist below for the most up-to-date information on appointment availability.
Steps to book your appointment:
1. Choose a location for your booking
2. Click on one of the booking buttons below
3. Follow the prompts to select your time
4. Make sure you complete your pre-appointment registration and consent forms prior to attending or your appointment will be cancelled
How to stay informed regarding COVID-19 vaccine updates
Please review the information available on the Department of Health website regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations. To read about when you will be eligible for a vaccine, please click here.
Due to an increase volume of calls we ask that you please DO NOT PHONE THE CLINIC to ask about COVID-19 Vaccinations. Up to date information is readily available on the Department of Health website. You can also sign up below to be on our COVID-19 Vaccine communication list, to receive email updates regarding the availability of vaccines and bookings at HealthMint.
To be on the HealthMint COVID-19 Vaccine communication list please click here
FAQ’s about the COVID-19 Vaccine
From the Department of Health
What brands of COVID-19 Vaccines will be available in Australia?
Australia is currently using three COVID-19 vaccines in the national rollout: Pfizer (Comirnaty), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) and Moderna (Spikevax). HealthMint Medical Centre currently has Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and will soon have Moderna vaccines available to eligible patients.
The number of doses required depends on the vaccine. Current advice is both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines will require two doses. Australia’s independent medicines regulator, the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA), has strict standards for reviewing possible COVID-19 vaccines. They only approve vaccines that have been assessed for safety and effectiveness.
The TGA will continue to check every batch of the vaccines for quality and watch out for any adverse events after the vaccination. Right now, the best thing you can do is stay up to date with information from trusted sources and continue with your COVIDSafe practices. The Australian Government will provide more information on vaccines as soon as it is available.
Who will be eligible to receive the vaccine?
The Australian Government has announced that COVID-19 vaccination eligibility has been expanded, and will be available and free for all people living in Australia, including:
- all Medicare-eligible Australians
- all visa-holders, including refugees, asylum seekers, temporary protection visa holders, and those on bridging visas
- people currently residing in detention facilities, including those whose visas have been cancelled.
Due to the current funding model, people who are not eligible for Medicare will be unable to receive the vaccine through a general practice clinic. Access will be via state/territory managed vaccination clinics. Further details will be shared when available.
While the Australian Government strongly supports vaccination, it is not mandatory and individuals may choose not to vaccinate.
When will the vaccine be available?
The vaccine roll-out will be via a phased approach, initially targeting high priority groups.
As of September 2021 everyone over the age of 12 is eligible for a vaccine.
As of November 2021 booster doses are available to anyone over the age of 18 and can be administered six months following the second primary course dose. Booster doses are not mandatory and are only recommended to provide additional protection. If you are ready for a booster dose you can book now at HealthMint.
If you are unsure of your eligibility please click here to check, then sign up below.
For up to date information please visit the Australian Government’s Department of Health website on the COVID19 Vaccine
How to keep your community safe
To keep you and your community safe you should continue to:
- Stay 1.5 metres away from other people and avoid physical contact with people outside your household.
- Stay home if you feel unwell and get tested for COVID-19. You must stay at home until your results come back.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or hand sanitiser.
- Always cough or sneeze into your arm or a tissue and put the tissue in the bin straight away.
- Have the Services Victoria check-in app on your phone and make sure to check-in whenever you are out and about. This will help health officials with contact tracing and to notify you if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.
- Get one of the available COVID-19 vaccines (unless contraindications or exemptions apply).