COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, as part of NSW Health, is working closely with the Australian Government to plan and implement a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination program for our region.

Vaccines are free and eligibility is set by the Australian Government. You can check to see if you are eligible to receive a vaccine, and if eligible book an appointment at a clinic, via the Australian Government Vaccine Clinic Finder:

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Booster and third doses

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Booster dose

Currently, our vaccination clinics are offering a booster dose of vaccine to those:

  • aged 18 years and older
  • are four months past their second dose.

Note: From Friday 21 January, those who are 18+ and three months past their second dose will be eligible for a booster dose.

Third dose

A third dose is also part of the primary vaccination course for the severely immunocompromised, intended to increase their immune response to a level closer to the average fully vaccinated person.

Availability

Boosters and third doses are available at our three clinics:

  • Mass Vaccination Centre, Wollongong
  • Shellharbour City Centre Vaccine Clinic
  • Shoalhaven Hospital Vaccination Centre

See below for opening times and details on how to make a booking.

5-11 year-old vaccinations

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Children aged 5-11 years can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at our clinics:

  • Mass Vaccination Centre, Wollongong
  • Shoalhaven Hospital Vaccination Centre

Children's vaccinations are by appointment only.

Back to School vaccination blitz

The Mass Vaccination Centre in Wollongong will offer additional vaccination days for 5-11 year-olds from 24 January. 

Vaccinations will be available for kids six days a week (Monday to Saturday) at this clinic until 19 February.

Bookings

Please view clinic information below for days and times vaccination appointments are available. Parents and caregivers can make an appointment for their child by:

Vaccine

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisations (ATAGI) has recommended the Pfizer vaccine (Comirnaty) for children.

Vaccination Clinics

Mass Vaccination Centre - Wollongong

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Location

Crown Street Mall, Wollongong
Note: old David Jones building
Entry via Globe Lane

Vaccines available

Pfizer and Moderna (booster doses only for Moderna)
Bookings are preferred. 
Walk-ins are accepted from 10am onwards

Appointments:
8am-4:30pm - Monday to Sunday (including Australia Day - 26 January)

Note: AstraZeneca appointments are no longer available in our clinics.

5-11 year-old vaccinations

Children's vaccinations are by appointment only, walk-ins not available.

Appointments for the Pfizer vaccine are available for children on these days:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Note: Tuesday and Thursday will also be available for children during the  Centre's Back to School vaccination blitz from 24 January to 19 February.

Appointments

To schedule an appointment simply:

Shellharbour City Centre Vaccine Clinic

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Location

5-8 Memorial Drive, Shellharbour City Centre

Vaccine available

Pfizer
Wait times will apply if you don't have an appointment as walk-in capacity is limited. 
Appointments: 
9am-4:30pm - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

NoteAstraZeneca appointments are no longer available in our clinics.

Appointments

To schedule an appointment simply:

Shoalhaven Hospital Vaccination Centre

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Location

Shoalhaven Hospital
Scenic Crescent, Nowra
Note: in the Hospital Library

Vaccine available

Pfizer
Bookings only. No walk-ins.
Appointments:
8am-3.30pm - Monday - Friday (including Australia Day - 26 January)
Note: Fridays exclusively for children aged 5-11, see details below.

Note: AstraZeneca appointments are no longer available in our clinics.

5-11 year-old vaccinations

Appointments for the Pfizer vaccine are available to children on Fridays at this clinic. Vaccinations are by appointment only, walk-ins not available.

Appointments

To schedule an appointment simply:

Outreach clinics

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Walk-in Pfizer Vaccination Clinics

The Pfizer vaccine is available for people 12 years and over at the walk-in clinics below.

No appointment is needed.

Location

Date Time

There are no Outreach Clinics scheduled at this time. Please check back for updates.

   

Support

Booking support

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Making an appointment

Appointment bookings are available (subject to vaccine supplies) at three ISLHD venues:

  • Mass Vaccination Centre, Wollongong
  • Shellharbour Vaccination Centre
  • Shoalhaven Hospital

To schedule an appointment simply:

Your appointment

For details on what to bring to your appointment, tips, interpreter services, public transport and parking, please download your venue's information brochure:

Changing your appointment

If you want to change or cancel your appointment, you can log into your account and change it here.

Support

If you need assistance with your registration, please call us on 1300 096 365.  Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. You can also lodge this enquiry form and we will contact you. Please do not call our hospital switchboards as they are unable to assist you with your enquiry.

Vaccination record support

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Your first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine are listed on your Immunisation History Statement in your Medicare account. Once you have received two doses of vaccine, you will also be able to download your COVID-19 digital certificate (also located in your Medicare immunisation history).

Click here for details on how to access your Immunisation History Statement.

Please note: Due to privacy reasons, children aged 14 or over need to have their own MyGov account to access or their immunisation history statements.

Alternatively, you can phone the Australian Immunisation Register and request to have a copy mailed to you. Note: Children aged 14 or over need to speak to the service officer to provide consent and verify their identity.

You can ask us to locate your COVID-19 record if:

  • You are unable to find a record of your COVID-19 immunisation on your Immunisation History Statement, and
  • You received your first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at:
    • the Mass Vaccination Centre, Wollongong
    • Wollongong Hospital
    • Shellharbour Hospital
    • An Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Outreach Clinic
      Note: If you received your COVID-19 immunisation at another venue, please contact that supplier directly for your record.

Please submit your request for your record using this form.

Travelling to your vaccination

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You must not attend your vaccination appointment if you have any COVID-19 symptoms. Please get tested and self-isolate until you receive a negative test result. You should also not attend if you are a close contact. 

You can find your nearest local testing clinics here.