Wathaurong COVID-19 Vaccine

GEELONG REGION

Since the COVID-19 vaccine roll out began, our Wathaurong health team has been at the forefront of making sure that our mob not only had access to the vaccine, but that they felt safe, supported and informed about getting the vaccine and what it meant to protect themselves and their family.

We are proud to say that our team has delivered over 2000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and has contributed to getting our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander population in the greater Geelong region to a 90% double vaxxed rate for over 16s.

After many months of working in close collaboration with Barwon Health at the Ford Factory Vaccination Hub, our team has wound down our COVID vaccination delivery.

If you haven’t yet got your COVID-19 vaccination, or you’re due for your booster soon, or your kids need their COVID vaccinations – you can still get your vaccination from any of the following places:
• Barwon Health
• Your local pharmacy
• A local GP (please note that Wathaurong GPs are not able to deliver the COVID vaccine at our own health service at this time)

And for the most up to date information on where to get your COVID vaccine, make sure you check out https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment

COMMUNITY CARE CHEMIST PARTNERSHIP

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative are partnering with Community Care Chemists across the Geelong region to provide vaccination options for our mob.

Upcoming dates and locations where you can get your jabs done are listed below - a Wathaurong worker will be on site to greet you and show you where to go.

MONDAY 2ND MAY - Newcomb Community Care Chemist
TUESDAY 10TH MAY - Geelong West Community Care Chemist

Session times will be from 1pm til 4pm each day. Call Wathaurong reception on 5277 0044 to book your spot.

 

CHILDREN (aged 5-11)

As of January 10th 2022, children aged 5 to 11 years old are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Families can book in now to get the vaccine through Barwon Health online by clicking HERE.

 

COLAC REGION

Colac Area Health are delivering the COVID-19 vaccine to our community in the Colac region. To book an appointment, contact Colac Area Health directly on (03) 5232 5100.

 

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is effective at preventing you from getting severely sick or hospitalised from COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life due to COVID-19. More information on COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccine roll out can be found at https://www.health.gov.au/covid-19-vaccines