High Risk Accommodation Response Project
What a first half of 2021: a roller-coaster ride in Victoria to say the least. Tough days have shown levels of resilience and kindness that have shone through in our community during the pandemic, helped in no small part by organisations and groups such as yours.
Keeping our community safe and well continues to focus our efforts. A leap forward in helping achieve this goal is the availability of COVID-19 vaccines.
StarHealth is offering COVID-19 vaccines to our community through two clinics, the Prahran Town Hall clinic and the StarHealth mobile vaccination clinic.
Please help us spread the word!
The StarHealth COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Prahran Town Hall (Greville Street side) offers AstraZeneca for those over 60 years of age, and will be offering the Pfizer vaccine for the 16-59 age group. Thousands of residents are vaccinated here each week, with our friendly, trained nurses administering under the eye of our on-site GP. Bookings at this clinic can be made by calling 9066 1601 or by visiting our website.
Our new StarHealth mobile clinic commenced last week to make access to vaccination easier. Pop-up sites across the Cities of Port Phillip and Stonnington will see the clinic visit for a week, and circle back again a few weeks later to administer second doses vaccines. Again, trained nurses and an on-site GP will make sure you are in good hands. No appointments are necessary at the mobile clinic, but appointments can be made by calling 0436 475 518 during office hours.
Please share the Mobile Vaccination Clinic information below with your group or members. For more information or to request the text-only version, email us using the button below.
StarHealth Mobile Vaccination Clinic
What is the StarHealth mobile vaccination clinic?
StarHealth’s mobile vaccination clinic is now operating in the Cities of Stonnington and Port Phillip. This program offers both the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines. It will pop-up at several different sites across the area for one week in each location and revisit the same location to deliver the second dose of vaccination for people. See table below for the schedule.
Who is it for?
While anyone over 16 years of age can be vaccinated at the StarHealth mobile clinic, it primarily supports more vulnerable residents in our community who may find access to health services difficult or who are more at risk of COVID-19 due to their health, ability status or residential setting. Residents of accommodation who are at higher risk of COVID-19 transmission due to shared facilities including laundries, stairwells, kitchens etc are encouraged to be vaccinated.
Do I need to book?
You do not need to book at these clinics – simply go along on the day and time that suits you (see schedule below) and take your Medicare card if you have one. If you prefer to make an appointment, call 0436 475 518.
Please be advised that there might be a waiting time, and staff may suggest a time to come back later when it is less busy. Perhaps bring a warm coat and a book to read or something else to do while you wait.
What should I take with me on the day?
Take your Medicare card if you have one. If you don’t have a Medicare card, ask for an individual health identifier (IHI) at your nearest Medicare office. Please also take your identification such as a driver licence or similar and a contact phone number and your address details.
Which vaccine will I receive?
If you are over 60 years of age, you will be eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine. This vaccine needs a second dose 12 weeks later.
If you are between 16 and 59 years of age, you will be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. The second dose for Pfizer is due 3-6 weeks after the first dose.
Where and when can I go to the mobile clinic?
Clinics are open Mon-Thurs 9:00 am -12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 1:45 pm.
The upcoming clinics schedule is as follows. The next rounds of visits to the mobile vaccination sites will be published later in June for people who will need to return for their second doses in August through to October. Stay tuned for details or call our booking number on 0436 475 518.
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
In 2021, we all know much more about COVID-19 and how to slow the transmission risk than we did last year. Keep your information current and ensure it’s from credible sources. Visit the StarHealth website for simple, easy-to-read Fact Sheets that tell you what you really need to know, without all the noise.
Translated Fact Sheets are also available in seven languages, and we are adding more on topics such as vaccination during pregnancy and breastfeeding, vaccination and drugs and alcohol, and common myths. We would love to hear from you if you have other questions.
COVID-19 Fact Sheets
Additional information & resources about the Vaccine
Click any of the links below to view the information
Find out more about how COVID-19 vaccines are developed, tested and approved.
More information about how COVID-19 vaccines are being delivered in Australia.
Find information in your language – click here to view translated videos about COVID-19 & the vaccine.