Immunisation Service in Melbourne

COVID-19 and flu vaccination that comes to you

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SeenCare Mobile Vaccination Service

The team of experienced GPs and nurses at SeenCare provides visiting immunisation services to workplaces, residential care facilities, community centres, and vulnerable individuals in Melbourne.

In most cases, our mobile vaccination service is bulk-billed, with no out-of-pocket cost to the patient or the organisation.

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COVID Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccines are a safe and effective way to protect you and your loved ones against harm from COVID infection.

The Australian Government recommends COVID vaccination for everyone 5 years and older, including the full primary course of COVID-19 vaccines and regular boosters.

How Do COVID-19 Vaccines Work?

There are three types of COVID vaccine:

  • Messenger RNA (mRNA)
  • Protein-based
  • Viral vector.

While each vaccine works in a slightly different way, they all result in your body being exposed to harmless inactive proteins found in the COVID-19 virus. When exposed to these proteins, your body starts to build an immune response against the virus.

When a vaccinated person is exposed to the COVID virus, their immune system recognises the virus and attacks it. This reduces the risk that a vaccinated person will experience serious illness and hospitalisation from COVID infection.

Do I Really Need Boosters/Multiple Doses?


Most people need three doses to achieve maximum immunity against COVID. Some people may need four doses.

Like influenza (the flu), the COVID-19 virus is constantly evolving, with several new variants having been discovered since 2019. Having regular boosters ensures that you have a good level of immunity against new COVID variants.

Watch the video below from the Victorian Department of Health explaining the importance of boosters.

What if I Have Existing Health Problems?

In most cases, it is safe (and recommended) to undergo COVID-19 vaccination with an existing health condition.

In fact, people with certain conditions, such as diabetes or lung disease are at higher risk of harm from COVID infection. Therefore, vaccination can be even more important for these groups.

The doctor or nurse administering your COVID vaccine can answer any questions you have. However, vaccination is generally considered safe for:

  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Children over five and teenagers
  • People with a weak immune system
  • People with a history of heart disease
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Flu Vaccine

Influenza (or ‘flu,’ for short) is a contagious viral infection of the airways. It can cause serious illness that may require hospitalisation or even cause death.

People of any age can get flu, but it is particularly dangerous for:

  • Babies and young children
  • The elderly
  • Pregnant women
  • People with other health conditions.

Flu vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect you and the people close to you from the influenza virus.

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Because the virus mutates each year, immunisation against flu is often referred to as ‘seasonal influenza vaccine’.

Each year, a new flu vaccine is developed to protect against the most common circulating strains of influenza.

Flu vaccination is recommended for everyone from mid-April onwards, so you are protected in the peak flu season from July to September.

Is There a Free Flu Vaccine Near Me?

The National Immunisation Program (NIP) funds a free influenza vaccine for groups in Australia considered most at risk from flu.

At risk groups include:

  • People aged 65 years and over
  • People aged 6 months and over with certain medical conditions
  • Children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • Pregnant women (at any stage during pregnancy)

Where there are several at risk people in a similar area in Melbourne (such as a residential care facility), the SeenCare Mobile Vaccination Service may be able to provide free on-site flu vaccinations.

For private businesses and workplaces, please get in touch to discuss your needs with one of our team members.

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Immunisation Outreach for Vulnerable Individuals

Despite the benefits and wide availability of COVID vaccinations, many vulnerable people throughout Australia have missed out on being immunised.

To assist with this challenge, SeenCare’s Mobile Vaccination Service has been supported by funding from South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN), through the Australian Government’s PHN program.

This funding allows us to provide expanded access to free COVID-19 vaccines for vulnerable individuals living within the Mornington Peninsula Local Government Area.

Vulnerable Populations

SEMPHN has identified vulnerable populations as including:

  • those who are experiencing homelessness, including those living on the streets, in emergency accommodation, boarding houses or between temporary shelters;
  • those who do not have a Medicare card or are not eligible for Medicare;
  • people with a disability or who are frail and cannot leave home (homebound individuals);
  • First Nations Peoples;
  • culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse people, especially asylum seekers and refugees and those in older age groups who may find it difficult to use other vaccination services;
  • children aged 5-11 who have complex needs, who are not captured by another suitable vaccination channel, and
  • any other vulnerable groups identified as requiring dedicated support to access vaccinations.

Additional Information for Vulnerable Groups

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Culturally, Ethnically and Linguistically Diverse People

People Living with Disability

  • The NDIS have released an Easy Read fact sheet on The Influenza Vaccine
  • The video below provides an overview of the COVID-19 vaccine for NDIS participants and people with disability

How We Can Help

If you are a vulnerable person or work with someone fitting the criteria above, we can deliver the COVID-19 vaccine (and boosters) at no cost, in a flexible and easy way through our GP Vaccination Hub.

This might look like:

  • Visiting an individual at home
  • Attending a facility, like a homeless centre to provide COVID vaccination to one person or a group
  • Providing vaccination sessions after-hours and on weekends
  • Accepting referrals from organisations for people who require additional support to receive a COVID vaccine
  • Delivering education to vulnerable individuals and their support people about COVID vaccination

Please Note: We do not have a physical clinic location. However, our team will work with any eligible patient to deliver COVID vaccines in a mutually agreed upon safe place.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it safe to get the COVID-19 and flu vaccines at the same time?

    Yes. For most people, it’s safe to receive the COVID-19 and flu vaccinations at the same time. However, if you have any concerns or questions, please talk to your doctor.

  • Can a vulnerable person outside of the Mornington Peninsula region get a COVID-19 vaccination from SeenCare

    Our SEMPHN funding is only for the Mornington Peninsula. But you can find the list of other GP Vaccination Hubs providing free COVID vaccines to vulnerable people on this web page.

  • Do COVID vaccines actually work?

    All the vaccines used in Australia are effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalisation and death from COVID-19.

  • Will I have side effects from the COVID-19 or flu vaccine?

    For a couple of days after either vaccine you might experience pain where you had the injection, tiredness, headache, or fever. These side effects are mild and usually go away on their own without treatment. But if you are concerned, please speak to a GP.

  • If I’ve had COVID already do I need to be vaccinated?

    Yes. You may have some natural immunity if you have already had COVID-19 and recovered. However, having the COVID vaccine six months after confirmed infection (but not earlier) can provide additional protection against reinfection.

  • Where can I learn more about COVID-19 and flu vaccines?

    The Department of Health and Aged Care website has extensive information about the COVID-19 vaccines and the influenza (flu) vaccine.

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