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Kids next in line to get vaccinated at cohealth West Melbourne and Drill Hall (CBD)

10th January 2022

cohealth will be opening its West Melbourne vaccination clinic to 5-11 year olds starting on Monday, and also welcoming 5-11 year olds to a new CBD vaccination clinic at the Drill Hall opposite Victoria Market. Both sites will welcome people aged 12+ for COVID vaccinations, alongside 5-11 year old children seeking their first dose of Pfizer. Kid-friendly, native animal themed rooms have been created at cohealth’s West Melbourne site to cater for the thousands of children expected through the doors in the coming weeks.  

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Pop-up vaccination clinic opens at State Library

20th December 2021

cohealth will operate a vaccination clinic at the State Library on Monday and Tuesday this week - offering first, second and booster shots - with the support of the Victorian Government. The cohealth vaccination van will be set up on the State Library forecourt between the chess boards and next to the giant Christmas tree. Walk-in appointments are welcome. 

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New pop-up mental health services for Melton

28th October 2021

cohealth, one of Australia’s largest community health organisations, has started delivering new pop-up mental health services for people living in the City of Melton.  The Melton pop-up mental health service is one of 20 Victorian Government funded ‘pop-up’ clinics announced in September.  

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Buddhist temple in Braybrook and Mosque in Tottenham newest pop-up vaccination clinics

5th October 2021

cohealth has joined with Maribyrnong Council to open a pop-up vaccination clinic at the Quang Minh Buddhist temple in Braybrook which will operate from 4-8 October and a second vaccination clinic at the Australia Light Foundation mosque in Tottenham (11-15 October). The Venerable Thich Phuoc Tan, the Abbot of the Quang Minh temple, said that supporting the vaccination rollout was aligned with Buddhist philosophy to end suffering. 

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Condemning harassment of vaccination workers

23rd September 2021

A statement from Nicole Bartholomeusz, Chief Executive, cohealth: “I am distressed to report that there have been several incidents of cohealth health workers in the city being physically and verbally abused while on their way to work, targeted because they were wearing their cohealth identification. Due to the increasingly violent and unpredictable nature of the protests in the city, we have made the difficult decision to close the cohealth Melbourne Town Hall vaccination Centre as well as our Central City homelessness service, and our street based outreach services until Monday.” 

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Pop-up mental health services will give care to those in urgent need

14th September 2021

cohealth has welcomed the Victorian Government’s latest investment to boost mental health and wellbeing support for Victorians through 20 state-wide ‘pop-up’ COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing services. People will be able to access the services via a free 1300 number and website which will connect them with trained mental health workers in their area, who are based at community health services such as cohealth, and community managed mental health services.

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