health update

Get vaccinated for COVID-19 at cohealth

 

COVID-19 vaccinations are free for everyone in Australia, even if you don’t have a Medicare card. Getting vaccinated is the most effective way to protect the whole community from COVID-19 and control the spread of the virus. The vaccine strengthens your immune system by training it to recognise and fight against the virus.

Update: The Australian Government recommends the Pfizer vaccine in adults aged under 60 years. This is due to a potentially increased risk of blood clots from the AstraZeneca vaccine in adults aged under 60 years. For more information, read the statement by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisations (external link).

cohealth are currently able to provide the Pfizer vaccine at limited sites. The majority of our sites currently only have access to AstraZeneca, please check with the clinic before booking.

People who have had the first dose of AstraZeneca without any serious side effects can be given the second dose. This includes adults aged under 60 years.

 

Am I eligible?

cohealth is currently providing vaccinations for the priority groups in Phase 1a and Phase 1b of the vaccine rollout. This includes:

  • Adults aged 40 years and over
  • Health care workers
  • People aged 18 and over with a specified medical condition such as people who are immunocompromised or have chronic illness
  • People aged 18 and over with a disability who have a specified underlying medical condition
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16 and over
  • Critical and high risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing
  • Quarantine and border workers
  • Aged care and disability staff and residents

For more information about the phased rollout, and to check your eligibility, go to the Australian Government Department of Health website.

What do I need to bring?

To demonstrate your eligibility, you will need to bring proof of your:

  • age, via an ID card
  • medical condition via My Health Record, a health professional referral if required or a statutory declaration form
  • occupation via a employee ID card, signed copy of your current employment contract or recent payslips

What will it cost me?

No cost. COVID-19 vaccinations are free for everyone in Australia, even if you don’t have a Medicare card.

What happens at the COVID-19 vaccination?

To be vaccinated you will get a needle in your arm. You need to have another injection about 12 weeks later. The person giving you your vaccination will tell you when you need to have the second vaccination. The process will take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Book an appointment

cohealth centre Collingwood
365 Hoddle Street, Collingwood
Open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Call 9448 5550 or book online

cohealth centre Laverton
95-105 Railway Avenue, Laverton
Open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Call 9448 5552

cohealth centre West Melbourne
98 Abbotsford Street, West Melbourne
Open Monday to Saturday, 9:30am to 6:00pm.
Call 9448 5557

You can also make an appointment to get vaccinated at your nearest location by calling the Victorian Government’s Coronavirus Hotline.
Call 1800 675 398

 

 

 

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More information

Speak with your doctor if you have any questions about the vaccine or go to the Victorian Department of Health website.

For easy to read and translated COVID-19 resources go to COVID-19 Community Information.

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