Are you up to date with your vaccinations?

 

 

Flu Vaccination

 

As winter approaches and with COVID-19 restrictions continuing to ease, getting the flu vaccination this year has never been more important. Getting vaccinated every year will help protect yourself and others from the flu.

North Richmond Community Health (NRCH) is proud to support the national health campaign to ‘Help Stop the Flu in 2022’. NRCH Flu Clinic will be open:

  • Every Thursday until 23 June (alongside NRCH COVID-19 vaccination clinic) | 1pm – 7:30pm 

To book your flu vaccination please call 9418 9800. If you require other immunisations, please book in with your GP. 

For more information on the flu vaccination, CLICK HERE.

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination

 

 

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

Book your COVID-19 vaccination

 

Vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11

Children aged 5 to 11 years can now receive their free COVID-19 vaccine at NRCH. It’s the best way to protect them, your family and community. 

The clinic for 5 to 11 year old children will be open on Thursdays, from 1pm – 7:30pm at NRCH. BOOK ONLINE or call 9418 9800.

Before you attend your appointment, please make sure you have read and completed the information and consent form below. This resource provides key information about COVID-19 vaccines for parents and guardians of children aged 5 to 11 years:

COVID-19 vaccination – Information and consent form for parents and guardians of children aged 5 to 11 years (English)

To access this resource in other languages, CLICK HERE.

Vaccinations for aged 12+

Anyone aged 12+, including anyone aged 60+ can  access the Pfizer vaccine. Minors need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian in order to receive the vaccine.

Booster doses

Booster doses will continue to protect you, your family, and your community against COVID-19. You are eligible for a COVID-19 booster dose if:

  • you are 16 years and older, and
  • it has been three months since you received your second dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine

If you are getting your third dose or booster at North Richmond Community Health’s vaccination clinic, you must meet these requirements:

  • If you are making an appointment for your third dose, please bring a letter from your doctor or specialist confirming your eligibility for the third dose
  • When attending for your third dose or booster, please bring a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination certificate

 ATAGI UPDATE – Winter Booster (2nd Boosters) approved from 4th April 2022

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) approved a fourth dose/2nd booster. The rollout will occur from 4th April 2022, to coincide with the flu vaccine rollout.

Provided primary course (x3 vaccines) and 1st booster have been received, the following are eligible for 2nd booster:

• Adults aged 65 years and older
• Residents of aged care or disability care facilities
• People aged 16 years and older with severe immunocompromise
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and older

The 2nd booster can be administered a minimum of 4 months after 1st booster.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are the preferred boosters. Speak to your GP if you prefer the AstraZeneca or the Novavax vaccine as your 2nd booster (please note, if Novavax or AstraZeneca is the preferred, NRCH currently does not have this vaccine available).

Immunocompromised individuals must have received their full primary course (x3 vaccines), plus their 1st booster to be eligible for 2nd booster.

The flu vaccine can be co-administered with 2nd booster.

For more information: ATAGI Statement on recommendations on a winter booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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.

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

Our Vaccine Clinic

 

Opening Hours

Thursday 1:00pm – 7:30pm (this clinic is for Pfizer, adult and children only. Novovax is not available)

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.


It is preferred that you don’t receive two (2) vaccines in the same day (with exception of the Flu vaccine that can be administered on the same day as the COVID-19 vaccine). 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

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

    Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this video may contain the (images/voices/names) of people who have passed away. North Richmond Community Health has permission from Viv’s family to use her name and image.

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