Victoria’s daily COVID-19 case tally falls below 5000 mark; Novavax vaccine will be available from Monday

Victorians will be able to get the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine at more than 400 GPs and pharmacies and some state-run hubs from Monday after the state recorded 4867 new coronavirus cases and nine deaths on Sunday.

A total of 46,703 cases remain active in the state with 358 people in hospital, 51 in intensive care units and 12 people on ventilators.

Some pop-up clinics could also offer Novavax in coming weeks.

Some pop-up clinics could also offer Novavax in coming weeks.Credit:AP

The health department reported 93 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and above had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine while 55 per cent of those aged 18 and above had received three doses.

The Novavax vaccine will be available at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Sandown Racecourse in Springvale, Sunshine Hospital in St Albans, the former Ford factory in Geelong and the McIntosh Center in Shepparton. It will also be available at more than 400 general practices and community pharmacies across the state.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization has recommended Novavax be taken in two doses at least three weeks apart. It has not been approved as a third dose for adults or for children.

Some pop-up clinics could have Novavax in coming weeks if there is enough demand.

New Mickleham quarantine hub to open on Monday

Victoria’s new $ 200 million quarantine facility at Mickleham will start taking travelers from Monday with 10 people expected to enter the facility.

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