The Victorian Pride Centre is working with Star Health and a variety of organisations to promote and facilitate COVID-19 vaccination in LGBTIQ+ communities through a pop-up clinic.
The clinic, open until this Sunday 24 October, is part of the FabJab drive, focused on providing safe and welcoming spaces to get the vaccination.
The current Rainbow Vaccination Week is kicking off the FabJab drive.
A range of LGBTIQ+ organisations across the state are taking part in this initiative as ambassadors to ensure vaccination opportunities are promoted and available in a variety of locations – Vincent Care, Switchboard, JOY Media, Thorne Harbour Health, Niche, Your Community Health, Drummond Street Services, and Transgender Victoria.
The pop-up clinic at the Victorian Pride Centre is being supported by a team of concierge volunteers who will welcome and guide attendees through their visit.
The Thorne Harbour Health coffee cart is also offering a complimentary coffee with vaccinations.
The Victorian Pride Centre clinic is located at 79–81 Fitzroy St, St Kilda (entry via Jackson Street).
Bookings are now available through Star Health by phone on (03) 8644 3311, and walk-in appointments are also available.
Drummond Street Services and Queerspace, along with community health partners, are facilitating a pop-up vaccination clinic in Carlton today (Friday 22 October) from 10:30 am to 4 pm.
Details of more FabJab events will be shared on the Victorian Pride Centre’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
Across Victoria, more than 58% of people are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and over 72% have had at least the first vaccine dose.
The vaccine has been proven safe and effective, and people including those who are pregnant or have chronic illnesses are among the priority groups to receive it.
Thorne Harbour Health has launched a support program for LGBTIQ+ Victorians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and isolation.