Get vaccinated for COVID-19

 

North Richmond community testimonials (English, Vietnamese, Arabic, Dinka, Hakka, Tigrinya, Oromo) – COVID-19 Vaccination

North Richmond Community Health (NRCH) is pleased to advise that we are an approved vaccination provider for the COVID-19 AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine. We are happy to provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and wider community.

 

Check when you can receive your COVID-19 vaccine

To find out when you are eligible to receive the vaccine, complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker here. This will tell you which phase of the rollout you are in.


Book your COVID-19 vaccine

Are you eligible for the vaccine? If you are not sure, click here to check.

 

If you are eligible for the vaccine, please click here to book an appointment online or call 9418 9800.

To ensure safety of our community and staff members, you should only attend the vaccination clinic at your scheduled booking time. Please do not come early or arrive late.

The delivery of vaccines to those most in need will continually be reviewed by the Australian government based on medical data and evidence. We will let you know when we are given more vaccines for the next phase of the vaccine roll-out.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine click here.

 

Walk-in vaccinations

 

You do not need a booking to get vaccinated at our centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays but you need to fit into the following eligibility requirements:

 

COVID Vaccination Eligibility Flyer (English Sept 2021)

All residents aged 12+, including residents aged 60+, can now access the Pfizer vaccine.

Minors need to be accompanied by their parent or guardian in order to receive the vaccine.

Please bring your ID, Medicare card, and proof of address to get vaccinated.

Our Vaccine Clinic

Our Vaccine Clinic’s Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00am – 4:00pm (walk-in only)
Wednesday 10:00am – 4:00pm (by appointment only)
Thursday 10:00am – 4:00pm (walk-in only)
Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm (by appointment only)

Location:
Community Room
North Richmond Community Health
23 Lennox St, North Richmond 3121

If you are eligible for the vaccine, please click here to book an appointment online or call 9418 9800.


Preparing for your vaccination

You must bring your ID, Medicare card, and proof of address to get vaccinated.

Before your vaccination appointment, you should make sure your details are up to date with Medicare.

If you don’t have your account set up, you can:

You can also read this patient factsheet developed by the Australian Government Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-preparing-for-covid-19-vaccination


Please do not come to your vaccination appointment:

  • if you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
  • if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19
  • if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, or
  • if you are in quarantine.


If you have had another vaccine, for example the influenza vaccination, in the 14 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.

After your vaccination

After receiving any vaccine, you may experience minor side effects. Most side effects are mild and last no more than a few days.
Common reactions to COVID-19 vaccinations include:

  • a sore arm
  • headache
  • low level fever
  • muscle pain
  • chills
  • tiredness, or
  • joint pain.

You can use the COVID-19 vaccine side effects symptom checker if you have concerns about any symptoms after your vaccine. The checker is also available through the National Coronavirus Helpline, 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day.

Who to contact
You can ask your doctor for specific advice about side effects. Please call us on 9418 9800 if you would like to book an appointment to speak to one of our doctors.

If you think a COVID-19 vaccine has caused a side effect, you can report it. Reports of suspected side effects help the TGA monitor COVID-19 vaccine safety. North Richmond Community Health can report side effects to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on your behalf, or you can report your side effects yourself. Visit the TGA website to find out how.


The COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline

For general vaccine enquiries all the National Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080.


Continue COVID-19 safety measures

To keep you and our community safe, before and after vaccination, it is important that you continue to:

  • Stay 1.5 metres away from other people and avoid handshakes and contact with people outside your household.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell and get tested for COVID-19. You must stay at home until your results come back.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use hand sanitiser.
  • Always cough or sneeze into your arm or a tissue and put the tissue in the bin straight away.
  • Download the COVIDSafe app to help health officials let you know if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, visit health.gov.au

COVID-19 vaccines ⁠–⁠ What you need to know

With new COVID-19 vaccine developments every day, it’s normal to have questions or concerns, and possibly feel hesitant about getting a vaccine.

North Richmond Community Health has developed an information sheet on how the COVID-19 vaccines work, including some information about the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. It is available to download in the following languages:

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