All children will have access to the interactive Smileyscope at the Kilmore District Health children's vaccination clinic. Smileyscope is a virtual reality headset that takes kids on a visual journey while getting their vaccination.

WITH several changes being made to mandatory COVID-19 booster vaccinations, Kilmore District Health, KDH, has provided an update for its services at the vaccination clinic.

The clinic will now be accepting walk-in appointments for both adult boosters and paediatric clinics, subject to availability.

The adult booster clinic will open Monday to Friday, from 1pm to 8.30pm.

From February 12, booster vaccinations will be mandatory for residential aged care workers, healthcare workers, disability workers, custodial workers, emergency services, meat and seafood processing workers, quarantine accommodation workers, and food distribution workers.

From February 25, boosters will also be mandatory for all teachers and Kilmore’s vaccination clinic will prioritise teacher walk-ins between 3.30pm and 5pm.

The paediatric clinic will open Monday to Friday, from 8am to 12.30pm and weekends from 8am to 2.30pm.

The Enchanted Forest of Protection – KDH’s paediatric vaccination clinic – takes children on a journey from the moment they enter the door.

They are given the ability to join the hundreds of other children who have added their name onto a leaf on the vaccination tree.

As they move through the building they can read and enjoy several fun animal facts and imagery throughout the corridors.

Starting last week, children aged 16 and 17-years-old are eligible for their third vaccine and can receive them at all Victorian state-run vaccination clinics, including Kilmore District Health.

The third dose will be one dose of the adult Pfizer vaccine given three months after their second dose, as recommended by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation.

From when 16 and 17 year olds became eligible for the booster on Thursday, 114,000 Victorians were immediately entitled for the booster.

To view more information about the booster shot, visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/third-dose.