***1st October - Walk in Vaccination BLITZ****

The vaccination walk-in blitz will offer the Moderna Vaccine to everyone aged 12 to 59 years and the AstraZeneca vaccine to those aged 60 years and above. No bookings will be required: just turn up, roll up your sleeve, and get vaccinated against COVID-19 at no cost.

Moderna, like Pfizer, is a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine. Moderna is safe and highly effective in protecting you against getting COVID-19.

With two doses of the Moderna vaccine, you are far less likely to get very sick or need to go to hospital with COVID-19 disease. This high level of protection also applies to new variants of COVID-19, such as the Delta variant. The Moderna vaccine is safe in pregnancy and in children from 12 years of age.

The Moderna vaccine has been successfully rolled out in many countries across the world including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, and Singapore.

Anyone aged 12 and older can walk-in and get vaccinated at one of the participating vaccination clinics:
• Dandenong Pop-up Clinic – Palm Plaza Mall Car Park (off Clow Street), Dandenong from 9am to 4pm, everyday
• Sandown Racecourse Vaccination Centre – 591-659 Princes Hwy, Springvale from 9am to 4pm, Friday 1 October – Sunday 3 October
• St Francis Xavier College, Officer Campus – 21 Majestic Dr, Officer from 9am to 4pm, Saturday 2 October – Sunday 3 October
• Frankston Community Vaccination Hub – Bayside Centre, Frankston from 11.30am to 6pm on Friday 1 October and 9:30am – 4:00pm on Saturday 2 October – Sunday 3 October

COVID-19 cases are increasing across Melbourne’s South East. Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated now to protect yourself, your family and the community.

Bookings are also available at the Sandown Racecourse Vaccination Centre and the Frankston Community Vaccination Hub via the online booking system or calling 1800 675 398.

VAX Pop up Information for Our Community - 16th September 2021

On 16 September 2021, the Monash Health South East Public Health Unit opened a new ‘pop-up’ COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Palm Plaza in Dandenong for the community. The Palm Plaza Vaccination Clinic operates from 9am to 5pm, seven days a week and will do so for several weeks. Please be aware that the clinic may close early on days due to demand and supply of vaccines. Local residents can walk-in to the vaccination clinic as, no bookings are required. The pop-up clinic will have both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines.
The Palm Plaza Vaccination Clinic will have interpreters and interpreter services available to support local residents who attend.

The vaccination is free, safe and the best way to protect yourself, your family and community from COVID-19.

A reminder that individuals intending to be vaccinated should bring their Medicare cards with them. If they do not have a Medicare card, they will still need to bring some form of ID (driver’s license, passport etc) to receive the vaccine.

Please be aware that the waiting area is outside, so individuals will need personal items such as water, sun protection or an umbrella with you.

If individuals have any symptoms, they should get tested, isolate and wait to receive a negative result before attending the vaccination clinic. For the latest information on getting tested for COVID-19, please visit the Victorian Government’s Where to get tested webpage.

To find another vaccination clinic near you or to make a booking, visit the Victorian Government’s vaccination webpage.

Address: Palm Plaza Mall Car Park (off Clow Street), Dandenong
Opening date: 16 September 2021
Closure date: To be confirmed
Opening time: 9:00am to 5:00pm, seven days a week – lines may close earlier due to demand.
Bookings: Not required, walk-ins only
• Train to Dandenong Station
• Bus interchange and stops on Clow Street
• Parking (first 5 hours free at the Mall)

New Covid Safe Messages from DHHS

18th September 2020

Support for Community Engagement COVID19 Safe messaging in Southern Melbourne Area.

Staying COVID-19 Safe in our community
• Thank you for staying home. Every day we are getting closer to less restrictions. We know it’s been hard for everyone.
• Until we get there, you need to keep staying at home and being safe.
• Cases in the City of Casey have increased and that's not good.
• We need help to keep the situation under control so we can get to Stage 2 as soon as possible.
• Testing is safe, quick, free and available at many sites - refer locations - https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19
• If you or your family will struggle to get to a testing clinic, you may be able to call and get a test at home - https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/call-to-test-covid-19
• If you are at risk you must get tested. If you have symptoms, you must get tested.
• Getting tested helps protect your family, your friends and your community. It will also help us get to Stage 2 more quickly.
• New walk-up pop-up testing stations in Dandenong Market, Noble Park, Hallam and Clyde North are now open – refer posters attached. Could you please promote these locations as well as other locations listed on the DHHS website - https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19
• On Dandenong Market Days a walk-up will be located at: 4-6 McCray St Dandenong - opposite Dandenong Market. Will be open Saturday, Tuesday and Fridays from 9am – 2pm going forward.

DHHS Website Translated messaging

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Arabic https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/arabic
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Hazaraghi https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/hazaraghi
Hindi https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/hindi
Khmer https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/khmer
Nuer https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/nuer
Pashto https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/pashto
Punjabi https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/punjabi
Singhalese https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/sinhalese
Tamil https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/tamil
Tigrinya https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/tigrinya
Urdu https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/urdu

Or click this link to go to the DHHS websitehttps://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/translated-resources-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

Translated animations created by DHHS https://cloud.think-hq.com.au/s/fiQnbpw6BKgQtfL
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Support for Communities:
$$$$$ Financial Support – https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment

Food and Social Support - refer local government websites:
• Greater Dandenong – https://greaterdandenong.com/news/2545/coronavirus-update-covid-19-material-aid-and-community-service

  • There is no charge for COVID-19 testing - any symptoms, however mild, get tested - Link to DHHS testing - Click Here
  • If you don’t have a Medicare card you can still get tested for COVID-19 - Click Here
  • Keep yourself, your friends and family safe these school holidays - Click here

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