Let's do it Darebin
Last June pop-ups and giveaways!
We have several more COVID-19 vaccination pop-ups this month. AND at Reservoir Leisure Centre there are amazing giveaways!
Reservoir Community and Learning Centre
23 Edwardes Street, Reservoir
Saturday 4 June & 18 June, 10am – 1pm
Murray Road, Preston
• Thursday 23 June, 8am–1.30pm
• Friday 24 June, 8am–1.30pm
Reservoir Leisure Centre
2A Cuthbert Road Reservoir
• Wednesday 22 June 3pm-7pm
• Wednesday 29 June 3pm-7pm
At our Reservoir Leisure Centre pop-ups, we have some amazing giveaways!
For non-members there is a choice of either:
• Family Swim pass
• Guest Pass for Group Fitness, Gym or Steam/Spa/Sauna
There are 30 of each pass type to give away so get in quick!
And RLC members can go in the draw to win one of:
• 2 x Personal Training Starter packs, including 3x30min sessions each.
• 2 x 2 weeks membership credit on current membership.
So please come in and get vaxed at one of our pop-ups in June. Everyone 5+ is eligible and walk-ins are welcome, no bookings required.
Delivered in partnership by Your Community Health and Darebin’s Immunisation Services team.
Vaccination support for older adults
We have teamed up with Your Community Health and Austin Health to provide older people various options to receive your next COVID vaccination.
If you are:
- Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Island descent and aged 50+
- OR anyone aged 65+
and you would like to receive your first, second, third or winter dose or are caring for an older person who would like support to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, here are the options available:
- Receive your vaccination in your own home.
- We can assist you to attend your local doctor or pharmacy
- We can assist you to attend a local vaccination clinic
There are two ways you can request these options:
- Call Council on 0407 838 722 (Tuesday – Friday 9-5pm)
- Complete the below form or have your support worker assist you complete this form and submit it.
We will then be in touch with you within two days to make a booking for the vaccination at a date and time that suits you.
If you are unsure or have questions, we can arrange for someone to call you to discuss COVID vaccinations in more detail.
If you require a translator, please let us know.
Home Vaccination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
VAHS (Victorian Aboriginal Health Service) is also offering a mobile home vaccination service to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Melbourne. If you or someone you know would like to access the VAHS Home Vaccination Service, please ring 0431 016 304 for more information.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can always visit any vaccination clinic without an appointment, no bookings required.
People with Disability - clinics, resources and support
- Vaccine clinics with enhanced accessibility - Melbourne Showgrounds and Royal Exhibition Building (see details here)
- State Government Disability Liaison Officers - are ready to help! They can refer you to the best vaccination option for you. Contact a Disability Liaison Officer by completing an online form or email DLOcoordinator@dhhs.vic.gov.au.
- Disability Vaccine Champion podcasts - Listen to what people with disability have to say about getting vaccinated.
- Full information and support at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccination-information-people-disability
People with disability/special requirements can also always visit any vaccination clinic without an appointment, no bookings required.
Vaccinations for 5-11-year-olds
Bookings for children aged 5-11 to receive the Pfizer vaccine are also now open.
Find out more about vaccination for kids: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccination-information-children-and-teenagers
Ongoing clinics around Darebin
COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone at participating vaccine pop-ups, clinics, community health centres, GPs and pharmacies.
So if you or someone you know is in need of a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or winter booster dose, don't delay, book in today.
To find out your nearest clinic or vaccination centre, see below or visit the Victorian Government coronavirus website.
- East Reservoir
Your Community Health
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
9.30am – 4pm
Book through https://www.hotdoc.com.au
- Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
300 Waterdale Road Heidelberg Heights
Open every day 8am-8pm, including public holidays.
- Low Sensory Clinic
Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
Open Fridays by appointment
GPs, pharmacies and other State-run clinics
- Pharmacies: Walk-up or see findapharmacy.com.au
- GPs/Doctors: HotDoc.com.au
- State-run Vaccination Clinics: Book via portal.cvms.vic.gov.au or call 1800 675 398
Vaccine clinic finder: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/booking/
Further support and resources
Women's COVID-19 Vaccination factsheet
The Women’s COVID-19 Vaccination factsheet answers a range of COVID-19 vaccination related queries aimed specifically at women. Prepared by the Jean Hailes Foundation in conjunction with the Melbourne Vaccination Education Centre, the information is available in English, Arabic, Chinese (simplified) and Vietnamese.
How COVID19 vaccines work produced by the Australian Government.
For young people
- Hear youth and disability advocate, Claire’s vaccination experience produced by YLab Global (20+) Facebook
- How to get your COVID-19 cert so you can SIT DOWN WITH FRIENDS FOR BRUNCH! TikTok produced by YACVic -
Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility info
Info is available for people with questions around COVID-19 vaccines, pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility.
- Short infoclip from A/Prof Margie Danchin from the Murdoch Childrens Research Centre.
In your language
The State Government provides translated information about vaccines at coronavirus.vic.gov.au/translated-information-about-covid-19-vaccines. You can also view general information available in your language on the Darebin website darebin.vic.gov.au.
Get accurate health advice
Talk to your doctor if you have any health concerns or questions about vaccines. Accurate information is also available at coronavirus.vic.gov.au, or hotline 1800 675 398.
Vaccine clinic further FAQs
People need to bring:
- Medicare Card or IHI (if you have one) - If you don't just bring any record available with your name, address and phone number.
- Valid form of identification (for example, driver’s licence, proof of age card or passport)
- See this great video from Katia at YACVic for what to bring
Privacy booths are available, you can request from staff when you arrive.
If you have booked a second dose vaccination somewhere else and would prefer to get vaccinated at the pop-ups, please cancel your existing appointment directly with the vaccine provider.
Pop-up clinics will continue to be announced as they become available. See coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccination-centres for up-to-date locations and also Darebin City Council social media or here on this page.
Our community is so important, and it’s so important our community is protected from COVID-19
With Victoria's schools, businesses, shops, activities, sports, gatherings and homes opening up, it’s so important people right across Darebin's diverse community are protected against COVID-19.
Vaccines protect people against the virus. They greatly reduce people’s chances of catching COVID-19 and if they do catch it, greatly reduce people’s chances of getting seriously ill or passing it on to others.
They are the way for all of us to get through this pandemic and back to doing the things we love, safely. It’s important all community members in Darebin have the opportunity to protect themselves and get vaccinated.
Everyone aged 12+ is eligible to get vaccinated. Pharmacists, doctor’s clinics, state-run vaccination clinics and local pop-up vaccination clinics all offer appointments and many, you can just walk-in.
So let’s do it Darebin. Let’s vaccinate and protect ourselves, our loved ones and our community from COVID-19, so we can all get back to doing the things we love, safely.
How we are supporting the community
We are working in partnership with local health services, community leaders and groups to provide trusted, practical information and support so people right across Darebin's diverse community can access the State Government's COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Especially where people face barriers to this.
Our teams are working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, aged and disability groups, and organisations in the homelessness and emergency relief sector.
We know that working with trusted, connected organisations and leaders is the best way to understand specific barriers people may be facing and support people to overcome them.
As a local Council this is one of the ways we can most make a difference to support the State Government's vaccine rollout program and help ensure people right across every part of the diverse community are protected from COVID-19.
We are also supporting a range of pop-up vaccination clinics in the areas they are most needed, and helping host these at known, familiar community venues in the heart of local neighbourhoods.
And we are connecting the community to State Government information about vaccines and where to access them, through social media, letterbox drops and through our community services and networks.
We know how important it is everyone across the community is protected from COVID-19 and we are doing everything we can to work towards that. We want to help bring Darebin’s overall vaccination rates up in a way that ensures everyone across our diverse community is included and protected from COVID-19.
COVID Emergency Relief support
If you need assistance accessing food and other essential items while in isolation please email us at COVIDsupport@darebin.vic.gov.au or call Customer Service on 03 8470 8888 and ask them to contact the COVID Emergency Relief Support Team.