We have been operating throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to continue providing important services to the community.
If you are finding it difficult to understand the changes happening around the COVID-19 pandemic, we are here to help. You can expect regular updates on the COVID-19 pandemic on our website, via social media and at all of our health centres.
We are pleased to offer COVID-19 vaccinations at our East Reservoir health centre
Our East Reservoir health centre has been approved as COVID-19 vaccination hub. From April 21st 2021 we will be accepting bookings for vaccinations for those in group 1b of the national vaccine rollout. Bookings can be made online, in person, or by telephone.
UPDATE: At this time, we are not providing vaccinations for anyone under the age of 50, pending further government advice. Sign up to our e-newsletter and keep an eye out on our website for future updates.
You can check if you are eligible to get your vaccine now via the below link, or if you need an interpreter you can call us on (03) 8470 1111 and we can help you.
East Reservoir Health Centre
125 Blake Street
Melways Ref: 19 C9
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VACCINATIONS
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.
- Vaccines are being rolled out to people in phases, with those most at risk receiving their vaccinations first.
- COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary and free.
- You will need two doses of the vaccine. Make sure you book an appointment for your first and second doses.
- 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 would like to know more about vaccines in Australia you can read our most recent vaccine blog post here (*link to vaccine post*).
KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE FROM COVID
Everyone wants to get back to normal but we also need to stay safe. Keep practicing COVIDSafe behaviours and if you feel unwell get tested immediately. To keep you and our community safe it is important that you:
- Carry a face mask with you when you leave home.
- 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.
STAY UPDATED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY HEALTH
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