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COVID-19

You can expect regular updates on the COVID-19 pandemic on our website, via Facebook and at our health centres.

If you need an interpreter you can call us on (03) 8470 1111 and we can help you.

COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

Your Community. Your Health. Your Turn

We are an approved COVID-19 vaccination provider. You can book in for a vaccination at one of our health centres by calling us on (03) 8470 1111, booking in person or online.

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Times: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Address: 125 Blake Street, East Reservoir, VIC 3073
Limited walk-in appointments are available. Book online or call prior to attending to ensure spots are available.

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Your Community Health also runs a number of pop-up vaccination clinics at locations across Melbourne’s northern suburbs for walk-in vaccinations and bookings. Please check our Facebook page regularly for the latest pop-up vaccination sites.

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines

Having a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is one way we can protect our community against coronavirus. COVID-19 vaccines help to prevent serious illness and death from COVID-19, and they are free for everyone in Australia.

  • COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary and free.
  • You will need three doses of the vaccine for full protection. Third doses are available at least 4 months after your second dose.
  • If you are getting the flu vaccination as well, they will need to be done at least two weeks apart.
  • 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 here.

You should not attend a COVID-19 vaccination appointment if you:

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

Unsure about how vaccinations work?

This video describes how vaccines work in the body after you receive a vaccination. You can access this video in other languages here.

 

IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19, WE ARE HERE TO HELP

What you need to do

Get tested: visit the following website for where to get tested. Rapid antigen test kits can also be purchased from pharmacies and select retailers.

COVID-19 Positive Pathways Program

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 we are here to help.

The COVID Positive Pathways Program supports people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to isolate at home. Providing in-home care means people get all the support the need and also helps stop the spread of COVID-19, keeping the community safe. If you have tested positive via a rapid antigen test, you must report the result to the Victorian Department of health here. This will ensure your eligibility to the COVID-19 Positive Pathways Program.

This program is run by Your Community Health in collaboration with Austin Health. If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and need support while isolating please call us on 0437 487 957 (9am – 5pm, 7 days). For a list of important services and contact numbers click here.

Household or household like contact

  • You have spent more than four hours with someone who has COVID-19 inside a house, accommodation or care facility.
  • You must quarantine for 7 days.
  • You must get tested on Day 1 of quarantine (or as soon as possible) and get tested again on Day 6 of quarantine – with a rapid antigen test, or a PCR test if you can’t access a rapid antigen test.
  • If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you must report your result. Visit Reporting your result page for more information.
  • Household or household-like contacts are also referred to as close contacts.

All other contacts

  • Someone who has COVID-19 has informed you that you are their social contact, or a workplace or education facility has informed you that you are a workplace or education contact.
  • Staff and students at schools – whether or not they are contacts – are strongly recommended to use rapid antigen tests twice a week during school weeks (five times a week in specialist schools) as part of the back to school plan.
  • If you have symptoms, you must use a rapid antigen test, or get a PCR test if you can’t access a rapid antigen test.
  • If you don’t have symptoms, you are recommended to use a daily rapid antigen test for 5 days.
  • If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you must report your result. Visit Reporting your result page for more information.
  • If you don’t have symptoms and cannot access a rapid antigen test then monitor for symptoms and get tested if symptoms emerge.

 

GENERAL PRACTICE RESPIRATORY CLINICS

Our General Practice Respiratory Clinics are now open at our East Reservoir and Northcote health centres. Our Respiratory Clinics provide medical care and support to people with breathing and lung issues such as:

  • Asthma
  • Hayfever
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Emphysema
  • Pneumonia
  • Flu
  • Shortness of breath
  • COVID-like symptoms.

Our Respiratory Clinic does not provide COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic patients. If you do not have respiratory symptoms and require a COVID-19 test only, an appropriate testing location can be found here: www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19.

Find out more and book an appointment