Vaccination and testing services

Access to vaccination, PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests  (RAT) and free face masks in Wodonga are available at the clinic at the corner of Smythe and Stanley streets (former Wodonga fire station).

Please note the clinic is closed between noon and 1pm.

  • PCR testing: Available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8.30am to 4pm
  • Vaccinations (AstraZeneca, Moderna Bivalent (for those aged 18 and over requiring a booster shot), Pfizer and Novavax, Japanese encephalitis virus and flu): Available on Thursday and Friday from 8.30am to 4pm. Bookings essential (see vaccination clinic dates and times below for details).
  • Free Rapid Antigen Tests and face masks: Available from Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4pm.

 

Japanese Encephalitis virus (JEV) vaccination will only be available in areas deemed by the Victorian Department of Health to be high risk. For further information on eligibility go to https://www.health.vic.gov.au/infectious-diseases/japanese-encephalitis-virus
Please note: OM PHU vaccination clinics only vaccinate those aged over five. 

Several councils are also running special Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) vaccination clinics. For information, go to

Also ask your GP or pharmacist about JEV vaccines.

NB: We recommend you download the JEV vaccination authorisation form, print it and fill it out before coming.

If you want a COVID-19 AND a JEV vaccination, you will need to make two bookings (one for each).

Upcoming clinic dates across the Ovens Murray Public Health Unit catchment are:

Albury:

Wednesday, 14 December, 10.30am to 2.30pm at Mirambeena Community Centre, 19 Martha Mews, Lavington.

Beechworth:

Monday 19 December and Tuesday 20 December, 10.30am to 2.30pm at Beechworth Memorial Hall, 101 Ford St.

Rutherglen:

Wednesday 21 December, 10.30am to 2.30pm at Rutherglen Senior Citizens' Centre, Douglas St.

Wangaratta: 

Monday 12 December and Tuesday 13 December, 10.30am to 2.30pm at Nissen Hut, Gateway Health, 45 Mackay St.

Wodonga:

Every Thursday and Friday until further notice. From 8.30am to 4pm (closed noon to 1pm)  at corner of Smythe and Stanley streets (former fire station). 

 

The following vaccinations are offered at our clinics:

Japanese Encephalitis virus (JEV) 

Eligibility criteria is:

  • People aged two months or older who live or routinely work in any of the following local government areas of Campaspe, Gannawarra, Greater Shepparton, Indigo, Loddon, Mildura, Moira, Swan Hill, Wodonga, Towong, Benalla, Wangaratta and Strathbogie; AND
  • Spend significant time outdoors (four hours per day), for unavoidable work, recreational, educational or other essential activities; OR
  • Living in temporary or flood damaged accommodation (e.g. camps, tents, dwellings exposed to the external environment) that place them at increased risk of exposure to mosquitoes; OR
  • Are engaged in the prolonged outdoor recovery efforts (clean up) of stagnant waters following floods.*
  • For Victorian information, go to https://www.health.vic.gov.au/infectious-diseases/japanese-encephalitis-virus or in NSW go to https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/infectious/jev/pages/vaccination.aspx

COVID-19

Wodonga clinic offers Pfizer, Novovax, AstraZeneca and Moderna Bivalent, while all other clinics have Pfizer and Novavax only. We vaccinate everyone aged five and over. Moderna Bivalent is only available to those aged 18 and over requiring a booster shot. Find out more at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccine 

Influenza

Flu vaccinations are available for those aged over five and eligible under the National Immunisation Program Schedule. Find out more at https://www.health.vic.gov.au/immunisation/seasonal-influenza-vaccine

Additional information:

  • People must arrive at the clinic at least 20 minutes before the scheduled closing time to allow for post-vaccination wait times.
  • It is now recommended that those who have COVID-19 wait three months before receiving their vaccination.
  • COVID-19 and flu vaccines can be done at the same time.

N.B: To respect the privacy of our staff and your fellow patients, we ask that you do not include other people in your photos, recordings or filming without their permission. This includes AWH staff. If you are requested at any time, you must stop filming, recording or taking photographs. 

COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone aged 5 years and older. The Vaccine Clinic Finder is the best way to find and book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

To book, go to https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/booking/

Those who present at our Smythe St Testing and Distribution Centre with symptoms will be offered Rapid Antigen Tests, but have the option for a PCR test if requested.

While PCR tests are available to everyone with symptoms, people are encouraged to test first with a RA Test.

In times of high demand, PCR testing will be prioritised for people at high risk of severe illness and other at-risk groups. This is so they can be diagnosed as early as possible and gain access to additional care including COVID-19 treatments.

PCR testing will not be available to people without symptoms, except in special circumstances and at the discretion of testing clinic staff.

Details are:

Opening hours are :

  • PCR testing: Available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8.30am to 4pm
  • Free Rapid Antigen Tests and N95 face masks: Available from Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4pm.

Pre-registration

You can pre-register for a COVID-19 PCR test online by completing the online form at https://testtracker.covid19.dhhs.vic.gov.au/citizen-prefill

You can also scan the QR Code below. You will receive a unique registration code which you should show staff when you arrive at the testing site. This is valid for 90 days.


More information?

If you would like more information about RA Tests and how they work, you can download a fact sheet at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/about-rapid-antigen-tests

You can also scan the QR Code below:


For Albury testing, go to https://www.mlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/our-services/covid-19-services/covid-19-testing-clinics or https://www.facebook.com/MurrumbidgeeLH

Please note: A doctor's referral is needed for the Dorevitch Pathology Daintree or Lavington Collection Centres.

No referral is required for the Lavington Hall COVID-19 Clinic.