04 February 2022

The Victorian Government is making sure families have every opportunity to get their children aged 5-11 vaccinated – with a mini-vaccination clinic starting close to home at schools in Tarneit.

More than 150 primary schools will have mini-vaccination clinics under a $4 million grants program to help local doctors and community pharmacies go into schools to deliver the vaccine in a familiar and trusted environment for children, close to home.

Under the program, local GPs and pharmacists will receive up to $6,500 to cover staffing, travel and equipment costs to get out to schools and vaccinate children – with an additional $5,000 clinic establishment fee per school also available, plus additional loadings for specialist schools or small, rural or regional schools.

Schools hosting mini-vaccination clinics include:

  • Davis Creek Primary School, delivered by Werribee Discount Chemist
  • Mossfiel Primary School, delivered by SIA Croydon
  • Tarneit Rise Primary School, delivered by Hume Medical Centre

These mini-vaccination clinics are available to students attending the school, not the general public. For a full list of available vaccination centres please visit:

In addition, 15 school pop-up clinics will open in schools right across Victoria this weekend to deliver more doses in local communities – including at Tarneit P-9 College.

Tarneit families will also benefit from Tarneit P-9 College hosting one of 15 pop-up clinics this weekend:

To date, nearly 50 per cent of children aged 5-11 in Victoria have already received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly

“We’ve done everything we can to make school a safe place when kids get back in the classroom – but the best thing families can do to protect their children is get them protected by a vaccine as quickly as possible.”