COVID NEWS

An up-to-date listing of Covid-19 testing and vaccination clinics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Sydney.

Free Pfizer vaccines are available for anyone who is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and their families.

These clinics are for anyone over 12 years of age.

Bring your parent or guardian with you if you are between 12 and 15.

Remember, you can’t get vaccinated if you’re waiting on the results of a Covid-19 test.

Redfern and Waterloo

A new Sydney Local Health District vaccination clinic for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community will open in Redfern the end of September.

Information will appear here when it is open.

Surry Hills

This clinic provides priority Pfizer vaccine for anyone under 60 years who is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

It also welcomes those who have a disability or significant health problems and anyone in social housing or experiencing homelessness.

You will need to make a booking.

Glebe

There is also a walk-in vaccination clinic open in Glebe. It’s free and you don’t need a Medicare card.

  • Peter Forsyth Auditorium
    Corner Francis and Franklyn Streets, Glebe
    Open 10am to 4pm, Wednesday 29 September, Thursday 30 September and Friday 1 October

Woolloomooloo

There is a walk-in Covid-19 vaccination hub for people living within the Woolloomooloo area. It is for anyone over 12.

For those aged 12 to 15, a parent or guardian must be present. No bookings needed, just show up.

  • Ozanam Learning Centre
    99 Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo
    Open 10am to 2pm, Thursdays

Why you should get a Covid-19 vaccination

Covid-19 is very dangerous and spreads quickly. The vaccines work very well against Covid-19. Getting vaccinated helps to protect you and your mob.

2 doses of a vaccine:

  • reduces the chance you will catch Covid-19 by around 60% to 80%
  • gives you around 90% protection against needing to be admitted to hospital or dying from Covid-19
  • reduces the spread of Covid-19 to others.

The Pfizer vaccine is recommended for pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Even those who are young and healthy should get vaccinated. The majority of Aboriginal peoples with Covid-19 in NSW are under 40. Many young people have needed hospital or even intensive care because of Covid-19. You should get vaccinated to protect yourself and your mob.

There are also options to get vaccinated at Green Square Library in Zetland, and Ultimo Community Centre.. Find more information on where else to get a vaccination.

Get a Covid-19 test

If you’re not feeling well, you should get a Covid-19 test. Even if you have only mild symptoms.

There’s a new pop-up rapid testing clinic in Redfern. You can walk in, no appointment or Medicare card needed.

  • Redfern Community Centre
    29–53 Hugo Street Redfern
    10am to 4pm, 7 days a week

Find a list of other clinics near you where you can get a free test.

If you have been in contact with a person with Covid-19 you also need to be tested. This could be a family member, friend or other people you live or work with. Even if you have no symptoms, it’s important to get a test.

You also need to get tested, if you have been with someone who has contact with someone else who was infected with Covid-19. They might be waiting on their own test results, but you should get one of your own as soon as possible.

Food assistance when isolating

You will need to isolate after a Covid-19 test. Go straight home, it will help keep your community safe.

If you need assistance accessing food while in isolation, call our Community Hotline on (02) 9265 9333.

Covid Vaccine Illustration