Vaccination Bus & Pop-up Clinics

GV Health is proud to have a dedicated vaccination bus, “Jabba the Bus”. We also run pop-up clinics to a range of locations.

The following vaccinations are available:

  • COVID-19 vaccinations for people aged 5 years and above (Pfizer vaccine)
  • COVID-19 vaccinations for people aged 18 years and above (Moderna Bivalent booster)
  • Japanese Encephalitis vaccines for:
    • High-risk local government areas
      People aged 2 months or older who live or routinely work in any of the following local government areas of Campaspe, Gannawarra, Greater Shepparton, Indigo, Loddon, Mildura, Moira, Swan Hill, Wodonga, Towong, Benalla, Wangaratta and Strathbogie AND:

      • Spend significant time outdoors (four hours per day), for unavoidable  work, recreational, educational or other essential activities; OR
      • Living in temporary or flood damaged accommodation (e.g. camps, tents, dwellings exposed to the external environment) that place them at increased risk of exposure to mosquitoes; OR
      • Are engaged in the prolonged outdoor recovery efforts (clean up) of stagnant waters following floods.*

      *Vaccination can be administered after arrival in flood affected areas to those from other regions deployed for prolonged recovery efforts.

      The risk of exposure to mosquitoes is low at an elevation of greater than 500 metres. Therefore, JE vaccination is only recommended for individuals who spend significant time outdoors below this elevation in these LGAs.

      No restriction to local government areas

      • People who work at, reside at, or have a planned non-deferable visit to a:
        • piggery, including but not limited to farm workers and their families (including children aged 2 months and older) living at the piggery, transport workers, veterinarians and others involved in the care of pigs
        • property that has been confirmed to be infected with JE virus
        • property suspected to be infected with JE virus
        • pork abattoir or pork rendering plant.
      • personnel who work directly with mosquitoes through their surveillance (field or laboratory based) or control and management, and indirectly through management of vertebrate mosquito-borne disease surveillance systems (e.g., sentinel animals) such as:
        • environmental health officers and workers (urban and remote)
        • entomologists
      • all diagnostic and research laboratory workers who may be exposed to the virus, such as persons working with JE virus cultures or mosquitoes with the potential to transmit JE virus; as per the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

Coverage areas for the Bus and outreach clinics include Greater Shepparton City Council, Moira Shire Council, Benalla Rural City Council, Strathbogie Shire Council, Mitchell Shire Council, Mansfield Shire Council and Murrindindi Shire Council.

The bus is disability friendly, holding three vaccination pods, with one pod able to accommodate a wheelchair and personal aids.

Vaccinations are FREE!

You can simply walk-in for your vaccination on the bus or at a pop-up clinic – no bookings required!

Children must be accompanied by their parent/guardian.

There are a range of ways to be vaccinated in your local area, please find below links to information for vaccination closest to you:

Book immunisations online – Greater Shepparton City Council

Immunisations Rural City of Wangaratta

Immunisation Moira Shire

Wodonga Council — Immunisation – servicing outreach Benalla City and Strathbogie

Japanese Encephalitis Virus – Murray PHN for GP’s and pharmacies

Please check the schedule below for upcoming visits:

LocationDateTimeAddressClinic type
NagambieMonday 21 November10:15am - 3:00pmCommunity House,
363 High Street
Jabba the Bus
EuroaTuesday 22 November12:30pm - 4:00pmEuroa Third Age Club,
19 Kirkland Avenue
Jabba the Bus
TaturaFriday 25 November10:00am - 3:00pmTatura Senior Citizens Centre,
Flanagan Place
Jabba the Bus
CobramMonday 28 November10:30am - 2:30pmCobram Maternal & Child Health Centre,
16 Hay Avenue
Jabba the Bus
SheppartonThursday 1 December 9:30am - 4:00pmTirana City Walk,
113 Welsford Street
Jabba the Bus
BarmahFriday 2 December10:30am - 2:30pmBarmah Bridge Caravan Park,
52 Murray Street
Jabba the Bus
BunbarthaMonday 5 December10:00am - 3:00pmBunbartha Community Centre,
Barmah-Shepparton Road
Jabba the Bus
KilmoreWednesday 7 December11:00am - 2:30pmKilmore District Health,
1 Anderson Road
(COVID vaccinations only)
Jabba the Bus
NumurkahMonday 12 December10:30am - 3:00pmNumurkah Maternal & Child Health Centre,
38B McCaskill Street
Jabba the Bus
SheppartonTuesday 13 December11:00am - 5:00pmTirana City Walk,
113 Welsford Street
Jabba the Bus
NathaliaThursday 15 December10:30am - 2:30pmNathalia Maternal & Child Health Centre,
77 Blake Street
Jabba the Bus
YarrawongaFriday 16 December11:30am - 3:00pmLocation TBAJabba the Bus