Free COVID-19 and Monkey Pox Vaccinations - 5, 14 and 16 December 2022
24 November 2022
In partnership with Your Community Health, we are running free COVID-19 and Monkey Pox (MPX) walk-in vaccinations at our Eltham site in December for staff, clients, and the general public.
- Moderna Bivalent (Omicron specific vaccine)
- Pfizer Adult
- Pfizer Paediatric 5-11
- Jynneos (Monkey pox vaccine)
The only age group we cannot vaccinate at our pop-up clinic are children under 5 years old.
COVID-19 Vaccine information
Having safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations is the best way we can protect our community against coronavirus and are recommended for everyone five years and older. COVID-19 vaccines help to prevent serious illness and death from COVID-19, and they are free for everyone in Australia.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines, eligibility and how many doses you should have, go to www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines
Monkey Pox information
Monkeypox is a viral infection that spreads through close physical contact, including sex. Anyone can get the virus, but right now it’s largely affecting gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men.
Symptoms vary but can include a rash, fever, chills, headache and muscle aches. The virus isn’t life threatening but it can be painful, with symptoms lasting for several weeks.
The vaccine provides excellent protection against monkeypox and vaccination sites throughout Melbourne/Naarm are now offering both first and second doses. Outsmart monkeypox and get your vaccination today.
Source: North Eastern Public Health Unit
- An increased supply of MPX vaccines is now available in Victoria
- Vaccination eligibility criteria has been expanded to allow more people to be vaccinated
- First doses are available
- Second doses are available for people who received their first dose more than 28 days ago
This process is confidential – clients can choose if to have their MPX vaccination details to be uploaded to their immunisation record, or not.
For detailed information about the infection and the vaccine – please see this fact sheet from the Victorian Government Department of Health.
Details of our Vaccine Clinic:
When: Monday 5 December, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Wednesday 14 December, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Friday 16 December, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Where: healthAbility, 917 Main Road, Eltham
Cost: No cost – completely free and people without a Medicare card are very welcome
Bookings: No bookings needed – just walk in
Always speak to your GP if you are uncertain about receiving any vaccinations
Map for vaccinations
You may also speak with our friendly reception team if you would like some help locating the vaccination rooms
Your Community Health Northcote
42 Separation Street, Northcote
- Thursday 1 December: 4pm – 8pm
- Saturday 3 December: 10am – 3pm
- Sunday 4 December: 10am – 3pm
- Thursday 8 December: 4pm – 8pm
- Saturday 10 December: 10am – 3pm
- Sunday 11 December: 10am – 3pm
- Thursday 15 December: 4pm – 8pm
- Saturday 17 December: 10am – 3pm
- Sunday 18 December: 10am – 3pm
- Thursday 22 December: 4pm -8pm
Your Community Health East Reservoir
125 Blake Street, Reservoir
- Friday 2 December: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
- Friday 9 December: 2:30 pm – 4:30m
- Friday 16 December: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Your Community Health Preston (PANCH)
300 Bell Street, Preston
- Wednesday 7 December: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
- Wednesday 14 December: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
- Wednesday 21 December: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
30A The Centreway, Preston – pop-up clinic is opposite Rustic Bean café
- Wed 23 November: 8:30am-1pm (MPX & COVID clinic)
- Fri 25 November: 8:30am-1pm (MPX & COVID clinic)
- Wed 30 November: 8:30am-1pm (MPX & COVID clinic)
Banyule Community Health
- Thursday 1 December: 8:30am – 12pm, Banyule Community Health: West Heidelberg 21 Alamien Road West Heidelberg
- Tuesday 13 December: 9:00am – 1pm, Banyule Community Health: 3/25-33 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough
- Tuesday 20 December: 8:30am – 1pm, Banyule Community Health: 3/25-33 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough