COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing

What are we doing to keep you safe?

StarHealth complies with all DHHS guidelines around COVID-19, infection control and hygiene.  We screen all staff, clients & visitors for COVID-19 daily and ensure surfaces are cleaned regularly to keep you safe. Everyone is required to wear a mask while onsite, if you do not have a mask we can provide you one for free.

 

 

Important update regarding the AstraZeneca Vaccine

The recommendation from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is that use of Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer) is preferred over AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in adults under 50 years old who have not already had a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Which vaccine is StarHealth delivering?
StarHealth is currently delivering the AstraZeneca vaccine.  

Is the AstraZeneca vaccine safe?
Yes. The individual benefit-to-risk balance of vaccination with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine varies with age. The ATAGI has recommended the AstraZeneca Vaccine remains safe to be given to people ages 50 years and over.

I have had my first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, what do I do now?
If you have had your first vaccine dose without this side effect or other serious adverse effects, you should receive your second dose as planned.

What if I am worried about the side-effects?
If you have recently received your first vaccine dose and are concerned about side-effects you should consult your doctor.

I’m booked in for my first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, what do I do?
If you are an adult aged under 50 years, you should only receive a first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine where the benefit of receiving the vaccine clearly outweighs the risk in your individual circumstance. You may wish to discuss your individual benefit-to-risk balance with your doctor. Generally, if you have not already received a first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, then the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is preferred in adults aged under 50 years.

For the latest COVID-19 information visit the Australian Government Department of Health website: https://www.health.gov.au/

 

When will I be eligible to receive a Vaccination?

Currently only those who fall into phase 1b) are eligible to receive the vaccination.

Click here to access the COVID Vaccination Eligibility Checker

Click here for information on what priority groups are in Phase 1b) and to check if you’re eligible to be vaccinated now.

 

I am eligible to receive a Vaccine, how can I book my appointment?

There are two simple steps to booking a vaccination appointment

Step 1: Click here to book a Vaccination appointment

Step 2: Click here to launch the registration form

 

What do I need to bring to my vaccination appointment?

To demonstrate your eligibility, it’s important you bring one of the following with you:

  • Drivers License or other type of photo ID
  • Medicare Card
  • Evidence of employment within an eligible sector under phase 1b) e.g. staff ID card
  • Evidence of a eligible medical condition via My Health Record, a health professional referral or a statutory declaration form

 

Location: The Prahran Town Hall (the former Prahran Library – Greville Street entrance) .

Days: Monday to Friday
Hours: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Closed daily from 12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

Please be aware that appointment slots become available as delivery of the vaccine to our clinic is confirmed.
If you’re unable to book an appointment at this time, check back again soon.
If you require assistance, call us on 9525 1300.

 

The COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary and free for everyone.
If you choose not to have a COVID-19 vaccine your eligibility for Government payments won’t be affected.

 

Additional information about the Vaccine

Click to Download Australia’s Epidemiology and COVID-19 Vaccine Roadmap.|
Everyone in Australia will be offered a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine.
At first doses will be limited so high priority groups will get their vaccines first.
Advice on prioritising groups for the COVID-19 vaccine was given to the Government by The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI)
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.

 

 

 

 

Symptomatic COVID-19 testing

StarHealth is operating a free COVID-19 Screening Clinic at the Prahran Town Hall for anyone experiencing symptoms

Register here to attend the Prahran Town Hall Clinic for a COVID-19 test

Address: 255a Chapel St, Prahran.
Hours: 9am – 5pm, 7 days. The clinic is closed between 12pm – 1pm daily for cleaning.

If you require assistance when visiting the clinic, or when waiting in line, please approach a staff member or security and they will be pleased to assist you.
You can also register by calling us on 9525 1300 during business hours

 

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

StarHealth is providing private asymptomatic COVID-19 testing suitable for travel, return to work & peace of mind.

Cost: $170

Where: StarHealth 341 Coventry St, South Melbourne and 240 Malvern Rd, Prahran
Hours: 8:15am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday 

To make an appointment call 9525 1300

 

DHHS Information

Click here to access the Department of Health & Human Services Coronavirus website

The Department of Health & Human Services has the latest information available on their website. Click the above link to visit their Coronavirus website.