COVID-19 and Vaccination Information
Great Ocean Road Health is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation.
With COVID-19 peak now hitting our community, here are some valuable questions answered.
Q. How to I register my positive Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)?
A. Simply report your result to the Health Department by visiting www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/report or calling 1300 651 160 (or 1800 675 398). For translations, call the hotline number and press 0.
Q. Where do I find a vaccination clinic for my 5-11 year old child?
A. You can now book the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5 to 11-year-olds at either your local pharmacy and some state-run sites via https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/booking or visit our Great Ocean Road Health vaccination booking site for upcoming clinic dates https://www.greatoceanroadhealth.com.au/covid/
Q. Am I eligible for my booster vaccine?
A. The booster dose is available to anyone aged 18 and over who had their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine more than four months ago. A COVID-19 booster helps prevent waning immunity (loss of protection) against COVID-19. Eligible people will receive the Pfizer vaccine as their booster dose. They can safely get this Pfizer dose regardless of which COVID-19 vaccine they received for their initial doses. Visit our website page https://www.greatoceanroadhealth.com.au/vaccination/ or the state run clinics to book your appointment https://bit.ly/3zrA2f6
Q. I have COVID-19 and need advice on how to manage my condition at home. Where do I find this information?
A. Visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/managing-covid-19-home and follow the Department of Health guidelines.
Q. Are you feeling extremely stressed and anxious during COVID peak?
A. Keeping your mental health in check is just as important as your physical health. Please reach out for help if required;
Lifeline Australia 13 11 14
A crisis service that provides support at any time
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
Provides specialist help for people in isolation
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
A free and confidential counselling service for young people
The staff at Great Ocean Road Health are committed to keeping our community safe, protected and supported during the pandemic 24/7.