Kids next in line to get vaccinated at cohealth West Melbourne and Drill Hall (CBD)

Released on 10th January 2022

cohealth will be opening its West Melbourne vaccination clinic to 5-11 year olds starting on Monday, and also welcoming 5-11 year olds to a new CBD vaccination clinic at the Drill Hall opposite Victoria Market. 

Both sites will welcome people aged 12+ for COVID vaccinations, alongside 5-11 year old children seeking their first dose of Pfizer. 

Kid-friendly, native animal themed rooms have been created at cohealth’s West Melbourne site to cater for the thousands of children expected through the doors in the coming weeks.  

cohealth has been preparing for the vaccination rollout to 5-11 year olds since late last year, with staff receiving special training to enable them to safely administer the vaccine to children.  

As well as dosage requirements, the training supports staff to make the vaccination process low-stress for kids, including avoiding the use of the words ‘needle’ and ‘jab’. 

Nicole Bartholomeusz, Chief Executive, cohealth, is urging parents and carers to book their children in for their COVID vaccination. 

“By choosing to get your child vaccinated against COVID, you are giving them the best possible protection against the virus, as well as protecting those around them,” said Ms Bartholomeusz. 

“When children are vaccinated, the risk that they will become infected and spread COVID-19 to family members, friends and others around them is reduced.  

“It’s much better to be preventing children from getting COVID than to be treating them when they become unwell.” 

“With the school year starting in less than a month, now is the time to book your child in for their COVID vaccination,” she said. 

cohealth says its new vaccination site at the Drill Hall opposite Victoria Market will provide an accessible CBD vaccination location. 

“Demand for COVID vaccinations is at an all-time high, and we’re working hard to find new and accessible spaces to set-up vaccination clinics,” said Ms Bartholomeusz. 

How do I make an appointment?

Call 1800 675 398 to make an appointments.


cohealth West Melbourne vaccination clinic 

98 Abbotsford St, West Melbourne 

Open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5:45pm 


cohealth Drill Hall vaccination clinic 

53 Victoria St, Melbourne (opposite Victoria Market, Elizabeth St)  

Open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm 


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cohealth is one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit community health organisation that strives to improve health and wellbeing for all.  cohealth provides universal access to services as well as targeted programs and assertive models to address the health disparities experienced by disadvantaged groups. cohealth offers a broad range of high quality, integrated health and support services, including medical, oral, pharmacy, mental health and drug and alcohol services. 

More information: or 0499 101 638

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