Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has said there will be a Moderna vaccine “blitz” at state-run clinics starting this weekend.
The state receives 88,000 doses of vaccine Sunday, which are redirected from community pharmacies.
Andrews said the focus will be on making the vaccine available to clinics in southeast Melbourne.
“There will be a number of sites, especially in the southeast, to get these Moderna vaccines up to speed as quickly as possible,” the prime minister said in Friday’s COVID-19 update.
“[It’s] another safe and effective vaccine against serious illness that can be trusted and that people can come forward and use just like AstraZeneca and Pfizer play the same role. “
The state’s assistant COVID response secretary, Naomi Bromley, said some 100,000 doses of Moderna vaccine will be distributed to immunization clinics from October 4-10.
People between the ages of 12 and 59 could walk to some state-run clinics and receive a dose of the vaccine, with no reservations required.
The state-run clinics administering Moderna would include the Melton drive-thru, the new La Trobe University vaccination site, the former Ford Geelong factory, the Royal Exhibition Center Melbourne sites, the racetrack de Sandown and the Frankston Community Hub.