Dear Students, Parents and Carers and Teachers,

Vaccination blitz

To help support the safe conduct of end-of-year exams, the Victorian Government on Wednesday announced a vaccination blitz for final year school students, their teachers and for VCE exam supervisors and assessors.

The blitz will begin on 7 September and continue until 17 September. During the blitz, final year students, their teachers and VCE exam supervisors and assessors will have access to priority timeslots to attend their vaccination appointment at a vaccination centre.

Final year students, their teachers and VCE exam supervisors and assessors will also be able to book their first and second doses via a dedicated appointment booking hotline.

These additional pathways will help support a faster booking process and minimise absence for students during their schooling hours.

The Department of Health will release details of the dedicated phone number and session information on Friday, September 3. Bookings will open on Monday.

Live Webinar

The Victorian Department of Health is also hosting a live webinar for final year school students, their families and educators to provide information on COVID-19 vaccination.

People can join the free webinar on Friday 3 September, 4.00-5.00pm via this link (no need to register).
Topics will include:

  • Vaccines, development and safety
  • Accessing and consenting to a vaccination
  • How to book an appointment
  • Q+A with the panel

This event will be held via Microsoft Teams Live. For access information visit Attend a live event in Teams.

Also attached is a Students-Vaccine-FAQ document about vaccination.

Please contact John Lyall or Greg McMahon if you need additional details.