Get vaccinated against COVID-19 on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October at VU Whitten Oval's second pop-up clinic.
The clinic will be open from 8am to 5pm at VU Whitten Oval Community Sports Stadium, 417 Barkly Street, West Footscray.
Everyone aged 12 and over is eligible to get vaccinated. However, there are no walk-ins at this clinic so bookings are essential.
Pfizer vaccines will be offered to people coming for their first-dose vaccination, while those coming for their second dose will receive the same vaccine as their first dose.
Book your appointment
Make a booking:
- online at portal.cvms.vic.gov.au
- online through Cirquit Health
- by calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 (press 0 for an interpreter).
Clinic follows successful first pop-up
This weekend's clinic follows a great community turnout at the VU Whitten Oval's first clinic three weeks ago, when more than 2000 people rolled up their sleeves to get vaccinated.
The turn-out drew an impressive cross-section of the community, including those from CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) backgrounds, students, and the young and old.
Since getting vaccinated helps protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our community, this is a perfect opportunity to get vaccinated in a familiar, accessible location.
Rahmatullah Hossaini, a VU Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Business student, participated in the first pop-up clinic.
He chose VU Whitten Oval because it was a great community initiative by the Western Bulldogs and VU.
Rahmatullah told media on the day that he was “eager to get back to campus, sport and cheering on the Western Bulldogs.”
The clinic is run in partnership with:
- Western Health
- Altona North GP Respiratory Clinic
- Commonwealth Vaccination Centre
- Cirqit Health
- Western Bulldogs
- Victoria University
- Maribyrnong City Council
- Hobsons Bay City Council
- Victorian Department of Health.
Attend an online webinar about vaccinations
VU's great partners at the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation (WBCF) want everyone to play their part so we can "play on".
They are hosting a Zoom webinar 'Play On: Protect Yourself to Protect the Community' on Wednesday 20 October from 5.30pm to bust the myths and answer the what, why and how on the vaccination roll-out as we close in on our vaccination targets.
The webinar will also provide an opportunity to hear from young people about their experience, and to answer any questions that other young people might have.
Hosted by WBCF General Manager Kashif Bouns, the guests include:
- Acting Chief Health Officer in the Department of Health, Professor Benjamin Cowie
- immunisation expert, Associate Professor Margie Danchin
- Sobur Dhieu, a facilitator for the WBCF GOAL mentoring program from African Youth Initiative
- Wallace Butterfield from the WBCF Inner West Youth Leadership Group.