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Where Can I Get Vaccinated?

Where Can I Get Vaccinated?

Your COVID-19 Ambassadors are working hard to find the most up to date information about rainbow tick certified health services and vaccination providers.

To find LGBTIQA+ friendly clinics, you can view a list of services on the Victorian Pride Centre website, as well as a list of doctors.

Our current recommended vaccination hubs include CoHealth, Star Health and IPC Health.

  • CoHealth have vaccination clinics in Collingwood, Laverton, West Melbourne, and the CBD.
  • Star Health have vaccination clinics in Prahran, Port Melbourne, South Melbourne and St Kilda.
  • IPC Health have GP and vaccination clinics in Deer Park, Wyndham Vale and Caroline Springs.
You can find their contact details and further information about each of their vaccination hubs by clicking the links above.

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How Do Vaccines Work?

How Do Vaccines Work?

The three vaccinations in circulation are Spikevax (Moderna), Comirnaty (Pfizer) and Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca). These vaccines train your immune system to recognise and clear out the virus, before it makes you seriously ill. Your body’s immune system builds this protection over time. You are fully protected 7 to 14 days after your second dose.

Remember, the vaccine doesn’t make you immune from catching COVID, it does massively reduce the risk of you catching COVID or passing it on to someone else. Not everyone can be vaccinated, but these people can still be protected if they live in and amongst others who are vaccinated. It’s up to the rest of us step up and get a #FabJab. Click here to read more info.

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Who Can Get Fab Jabbed?

Who Can Get Fab Jabbed?

Free and safe vaccines are available for everyone aged 12 years and over. Some people, like those who are pregnant or health care workers, can access reserved Pfizer appointments right away. Some people with a history of blood clots or with some other medical conditions should seek medical advice before being vaccinated.

The three vaccines are available for different age groups are Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

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Clinician Resources

Clinician Resources

To help encourage people from LGBTIQA+ communities to get the vax, and help reduce one of the barriers or challenges that may cause vaccine hesitancy in these communities, we’re providing some resources for those providing vaccinations. There is a fact sheet, a template letter for patients to complete and a video for GPs, pharmacists, and people working at vax sites. It’s to help them better understand how to treat LGBTIQ+ clients respectfully, and we can work together on this during the vaccination roll-out. Please feel free to share with your medical support people.

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Addressing gender and misgendering to reduce vaccine hesitancy (PDF)

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Patient Letter Template (PDF)

 

Community Resources

Your LGBTIQA+ community organisations have come together to share information and provide resources to support you and your loved ones in getting vaccinated. This section will be regularly updated with relevant, up to date LGBTIQA+ resources from and for community.

Multicultural COVID Info Sessions for LGBTIQA+ Communities

Come along to an online Zoom session with Drummond Street and CFRE to have your questions about COVID answered in a non-judgemental, safe space.

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Information about HIV and PrEP's Interaction with Vaccines

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has raised concerns for a lot of people living with HIV (PLHIV). Thorne Harbour Health has put together some answers to frequently asked questions as well as links to additional resources.

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COVID-19 and Gender Affirming Hormones

TransHub have an amazing, detailed page that answers frequently asked questions about what getting vaccinated against COVID-19 means for our trans, gender diverse and non-binary community.

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Gender Affirming Printable Resource for Trans and Gender Diverse Folks

Lead by Mama Alto at Transgender Victoria, this resource has been created to support TGD individuals to feel empowered in receiving the vaccination. You can print this PDF out and take it to your vaccination to ensure you receive gender affirming care when you get your #FabJab.

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Gender Affirming Printable Resource for Clinicians

Lead by Mama Alto at Transgender Victoria, this resource is for clinicians and other health practitioners participating in vaccinating the trans and gender diverse community. The letter addresses misgendering, and how to provide inclusive, gender affirming care.

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Vaccine FAQ's for the TGD Community
Check out these PDF resources that were developed as part the TGDiCH consortium earlier this year by  Your Community Health and the Austin.

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Multicultural LGBTIQA+ Vaccine Information. – Drummond Street Online Sessions

Queerspace and Drummond Street Services are running free 30-minute information sessions via zoom for multicultural LGBTIQA+ individuals to get their questions answered about COVID. These sessions are safe spaces and can be joined anonymously.

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Mental Health Support - Switchboard Rainbow Door

Rainbow Door is a free mental health service of Switchboard. You can call, text or email for support. Switchboard Victoria is a community based not for profit organisation that provides a peer driven, support service for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer, asexual (LGBTIQA+) communities and their allies friends, support workers and families.

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Government Info for LGBTIQA+ Communities

The Victorian State Government has created a list of information they feel is relevant for our LGBTIQA+ community about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

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Vic Vax Stats

01 Dec Partially Fully
2021 94.1% 91.5%

Twitter Updates

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Vaccination Certificate Without a Smartphone

Call Services Australia on 1800 653 809 who will send you a copy via the post within 14 days.

Fab Jab Ambassadors

Ambassador Assets

Help spread the word with FabJab Posters. Download includes PDF and image files for use across all platforms.

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