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COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

Victoria will move to circuit breaker restrictions from 11:59pm Thursday 27 May. As a result, there will be only 5 reasons to leave home: to get food and supplies, undertake authorised work, provide care and caregiving, exercise and to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

These settings will remain in place until at least 11:59pm on 3 June. The restrictions have been introduced following a COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne. Thousands of people across Victoria have been identified as close contacts to the positive cases. 

Delays on the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline to book your COVID-19 vaccine

There is a very high volume of calls to the COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline. If you are trying to book an appointment at a vaccination centre, you may experience significant delays.

Alternatively, the information you are seeking may be available online. Visit Book your vaccine appointment.

Below is some essential information on local testing and vaccination arrangements for the next few days. As the outbreak is an evolving situation, times for testing and vaccination may change at short notice.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Updated: 4 June 2021 at 12.00pm

Wonthaggi Town Hall (People with appointments and AstraZeneca vaccine walk-ins)

Friday 4 June 9.00am-4pm

Saturday 5 June 8.30am-12.30pm

Gippsland Regional Sports Complex (GRSC) - Sale (People with appointments and AstraZeneca vaccine walk-ins)

Friday 4 June 9.30am-3.30pm

Saturday 5 June 9.00am-3.30pm

Traralgon Racecourse (People with appointments and AstraZeneca vaccine walk-ins)

Friday 4 June 9.00am-3.30pm (priority walk-in for private residential aged care facility workers and disability sector workers)

Saturday 5 June 9.30am-3.30pm (priority walk-in for private residential aged care facility workers and disability sector workers)

Sunday 6 June 9.00am-12pm (priority walk-in for private residential aged care facility workers and disability sector workers)

*NEW* Warragul Goods Shed (No walk-ins. Appointments only)

Tuesday 8 June 9.00am-3.30pm

Thursday 10 June 9.00am-3.30pm

Friday 11 June 9.00am-3.30pm

*NEW* Bairnsdale City Oval (No walk-ins. Appointments only)

Wednesday 9 June 9.00am-3.30pm

*NEW* Orbost GP Clinic (No walk-ins. Appointments only. )

Saturday 5 June 9.30am-4.00pm (AstraZeneca vaccine)

Tuesday 8 June 7.00am-9.00am and 4.00pm-6.00pm (AstraZeneca vaccine)

Wednesday 9 June 7.00am-9.00am and 4.00pm-6.00pm (AstraZeneca vaccine)

Thursday 10 June 7.00am-9.00am and 4.00pm-6.00pm (AstraZeneca vaccine)

Saturday 12 June 9.30am-4.00pm (AstraZeneca vaccine and Pfizer vaccine)

Bookings via Victorian State COVID-19 Hotline: 1800 675 398

 

COVID-19 Testing

Updated: 28 May 2021 at 4.00pm

Bass Coast Health – Wonthaggi Hospital Drive-Thru

Saturday 29 May 9.00-3.00pm

Sunday 30 May 9.00am to 3.00pm

Bass Coast Health – Phillip Island Transaction Centre Drive-Thru (next to Phillip Island Health Hub) 

Friday 28 May 9.00-9.00pm

Saturday 29 May 9.00 am to 3.00pm

Sunday 30 May 9.00am to 3.00pm

Dorevitch Pathology at Latrobe Regional Hospital Drive-Thru

Friday 28 May, 2021 (operating hours to be confirmed)

Clinical Labs Traralgon

10-12 Grey Street, Traralgon. Tel: 5174 0285

Further info at: https://www.clinicallabs.com.au/about-us/doctor-media-releases/novel-coronavirus-vic/

RESPIRATORY CLINICS

Warragul, Morwell, Wellington (Sale) and Bairnsdale respiratory clinics have the capacity to increase testing if required.

The clinics are testing people with mild COVID-19 symptoms and also asymptomatic people who have been directed to get a test or have visited an exposure site.

Warragul Respiratory Clinic

Monday to Friday 1.00pm-4.30pm

Saturday 9am-12pm

https://www.hotdoc.com.au/medical-centres/warragul-VIC-3820/warragul-respiratory-clinic/doctors

Morwell Respiratory Clinic

Monday to Friday 9am-4.45pm

Saturday 9am-4.15pm

https://www.hotdoc.com.au/medical-centres/morwell-upper-VIC-3840/the-healthcare-centre-morwell/doctors?purpose=respiratory

Wellington Respiratory Clinic

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday 9am-12pm

https://www.hotdoc.com.au/medical-centres/sale-VIC-3850/sale-respiratory-clinic/doctors

Bairnsdale Respiratory Clinic

Monday, Tuesday and Friday 2-5pm

Wednesday and Thursday 1-5pm

Saturday 9am-12pm

https://www.hotdoc.com.au/medical-centres/bairnsdale-VIC-3875/bairnsdale-respiratory-clinic/doctors

Foster Medical Centre

Phone 5682 2088

Monday to Thursday 9am-12.30pm

Friday 9am-2pm

Saturday 8.30am-12.30pm

https://www.hotdoc.com.au/medical-centres/foster-VIC-3960/foster-respiratory-clinic/doctors

Wonthaggi Respiratory Clinic

Monday to Friday 1.00pm-3.30pm

Saturday 9am-11.30am

https://www.hotdoc.com.au/medical-centres/wonthaggi-VIC-3995/wonthaggi-respiratory-clinic/doctors?purpose=respiratory

Additional information on where to get tested: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19?location=287qyOgv4A

When should I get tested?

The COVID-19 symptoms to watch out for are:

  • fever 
  • chills or sweats 
  • cough 
  • sore throat 
  • shortness of breath 
  • runny nose 
  • loss or change in sense of smell or taste. 

Some people may also experience headache, muscle soreness, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

If you have any of these symptoms, however mild, you should seek advice and get tested. To get further advice, call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline 1800 675 398 or your doctor.

If you become very unwell with COVID-19 symptoms outside of clinic hours, please contact the LRH Emergency Department for initial screening and advice. You may be required to attend the ED for testing and should take the necessary precautions such as wearing a mask.

 

 

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The end of the financial year is a time many people contribute to fundraising causes. You can donate online to our Focus on Falls Campaign as we raise money to purchase bed alarms for patients at risk of falling in our hospital. On average, one patient falls at LRH every day. We don't want it to be you or someone you love. Click on the Make A Donation link or contact LRH Fundraising on 5173 8577. Thank you for your kindness!

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