Getting the COVID-19 vaccine

 This page was last updated Tuesday 17 May 2022

Vaccination helps protect individuals and communities by reducing the spread of COVID-19.

If you are eligible, you can: 

Third doses:

If you’re 16 and older and you have received your second dose 3 or more months ago, you can have your third dose now. That means…

If you received your second dose in: You can have your third dose: 
 December 2021 or earlier  Now
 January 2022 April 2022 
 February 2022 May 2022 

You can get the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for your third dose regardless of the vaccine you received for your first two doses.

Fourth doses:

To prepare for winter, eligible people will be able to receive an additional fourth dose to boost their protection from COVID-19. Those eligible are:

  • adults aged 65 years and older
  • residents of aged care or disability care facilities
  • people aged 16 years and older who are severely immunocompromised
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and older.

For more information about how to book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, visit the Victorian Government’s website.

North Richmond Community Health will also be running ongoing vaccination opportunities to support local residents. The clinic at 23 Lennox Street, Richmond is open:

  • Thursdays from 4pm to 7.30pm
  • Fridays from 10am to 4pm

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please get tested and don't visit a vaccination centre.

You can find your closest testing clinic here or pick up a rapid antigen test at your local chemist.

Videos in your language

cohealth and North Richmond Community Health have made a series of videos in language to help our community learn about the vaccine. These videos are available in:

Information in your language

You can learn more at the Department of Health’s website where information is available in 63 languages

Translations in many of Yarra's community languages spoken are provided below:  

19-لقاحات كوفيد-
Arabic - العربية

ኮቪድ/COVID-19 ክትባቶች 
Amharic - አማርኛ

Chinese, Simplified - 简体中文

COVID-19 疫苗 
Chinese, Traditional - 繁體中文

Wɛl ë tuɔ̈m abirgup ke tuaany de COVID-19 
Dinka - Thuɔŋjäŋ

Εμβόλια κατά της νόσου COVID-19 
Greek - Ελληνικά

Vaccini per il COVID-19 
Italian - Italiano

Вакцине против COVID-19 
Serbian - Српски

Talaalada covid-19 
Somali - Somali

ኮቪድ/COVID-19 ክታቦታት 
Tigrinya - ትግርኛ

COVID-19 aşıları 
Turkish - Türkçe

Vắc-xin COVID-19 
Vietnamese - Tiếng Việt