Get vaccinated for COVID-19
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.
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 Tuesdays commencing 25 January 2022 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:
To access this resource in other languages, CLICK HERE.
Vaccinations for aged 12+
Anyone aged 12+, including anyone aged 60+, can access the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine.
Minors need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian in order to receive 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.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine click here.
Our Vaccine Clinic
Tuesday 9:30am – 4pm (for children aged 5 – 11 only, commencing 25 January, call 9418 9800 to book)
Wednesday 10:00am – 4:00pm (commencing 3 February 2022 – bookings are now available)
Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm
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:
- enrol in Medicare, if you’re not already enrolled.
- set up your Medicare online account if you’re enrolled in Medicare, but don’t have Medicare linked to myGov.
- get an Individual Health Identifier (IHI), if you’re not eligible for Medicare.
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
- low level fever
- muscle pain
- 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
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:
North Richmond community testimonials (English, Vietnamese, Arabic, Dinka, Hakka, Tigrinya, Oromo) – COVID-19 Vaccination