A pop-up Covid clinic will open in Fawkner as Muslim community leaders and health experts host a special forum to answer questions about Covid-19 vaccinations.
Surgeon Ash Chehata, who is the Vice President of the Muslim Health Professionals Association, and Mohamed Mohideen, a microbiologist and former President of the Islamic Council of Victoria, will be among those to talk to members of Melbourne’s Muslim community this afternoon (24 September) about Covid vaccinations.
Glenroy College encourages all our families with concerns or questions about Covid vaccinations to attend the online forum so your questions can be answered.
Your Covid questions answered
The northern suburbs of Melbourne, including Glenroy, Broadmeadows and Fawkner, have the lowest vaccination rates against Covid in the state but one of the highest infection rates. Local MP Phil Khouri told Glenroy College families last week that a scare campaign of misinformation targeting members of the Muslim community in these areas is partly to blame for the low vaccination rates.
The forum will be held online via Microsoft Teams between 5pm and 6pm today (Saturday). It is a free event but you must register to attend. You can book tickets via the button below.
Health experts will give an update on the Victorian COVID-19 Immunisation program, including details about who is eligible to get a vaccination.
They will also talk about
- The benefits of COVID-19 vaccination
- The difference between COVID-19 vaccines
- Possible side effects and early symptoms of an adverse reaction
- Common concerns or misconceptions about the vaccines.
You will also be able to ask any questions you might have about Covid and the vaccination program.
Vaccinations come to Fawkner
A pop-up Covid vaccination centre will open at Fawkner Community Hall from Monday, 27 September to Wednesday, 29 September, between 10am-6pm.
You can book on the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 (press 0 for in interpreter). You must tell the person who takes your call that you would like to have your vaccination at ‘Fawkner Community Hall pop-up clinic’.
Limited walk-ins are available but bookings are preferred. Fawkner Community Hall is located at 79 Jukes Road.
There are other places to get a vaccination in the local area and we have listed them for you here.
For more on COVID-19 vaccines, including information in other languages, visit the Victorian Government Coronavirus website.