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Positive Women Victoria support, Victorian Govt COVID-19 support and vaccination information


Welcome to 2022: we’re here to support you.

We hope our members enjoyed a peaceful and safe start to 2022 despite ongoing uncertainties. The PWV team are all back on deck, and while it’s not possible to drop in to our offices without prior appointment or discussion yet, please don’t hesitate to call or email us if we can help you in any way. Peer support is available via phone, online or by prior appointment. Please contact us if you need any support:  Email: or phone  (03) 9863 8747
Here you will find information and links to support if you are isolating with COVID-19. This link provides information on financial support:If you have no other means of supporting yourself through friends and family or online grocery shopping and need additional support, basic food items may can be provided to you through an Emergency Relief package. Call the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398
Relief and support may include essential food, personal care items, help to access medicines and other practical or welfare supports.
PWV’s peer support team can also advise you on what other support is available including food support.
Vaccination centres and GP medical clinics continue to provide COVID vaccinations and booster vaccinations and we encourage you to consider vaccination. Talk to your GP or you can find details about  vaccination centres here

COVID vaccination for children aged 5 to 12 years 
As children are now eligible for COVID vaccination you are encouraged to discuss what this means for your children with your health care provider. This link provides information including how to book  COVID vaccination for children and is also available in other languages.
COVID vaccination for children

Child Wellbeing and COVID national survey  If you are the parent, grandparent, or carer of a child between the ages of nine and seventeen, the Australian Government wants to hear from you and your child about how living through COVID-19 has affected children’s mental health and wellbeing. Learning of your experiences and insights helps advocate for better services and support. Closes on 20 March 2022


These links provide videos where experts explain the latest research on COVID-19 vaccinations and links to support  available from the Victorian Government. If English is not your first Language, there are a number of language translations on COVID vaccine information. Find language translations

Children over 12 and COVID vaccinations
Experts explain and answer questions from the community in the first of The Alfred’s series of community information sessions on COVID-19 vaccines.
WATCH the recording

COVID vaccination for people with underlying medical conditions
A webinar from the Victorian Government
WATCH the recording

Fertility and COVID vaccinations
Experts explain how the COVID vaccine works around fertility issues in the second of The Alfred’s series of community information sessions on COVID-19 vaccines.
WATCH the recording

COVID, the vaccines and the benefits and risks for women living with HIV
An interactive learning session from women living with HIV from ICW North America. Although some of the details on COVID vaccines in this webinar may be specific to the US, there’s a lot of good information and questions answered.
WATCH the recording

How to set up and use Victoria’s COVID Vaccination Certificate
This link from the Victorian Government explains the process.
COVID Vaccination Certificate

Get a $250 payment for your energy bill
The Victorian Government is providing a one-off $250 payment to eligible households to help with energy costs from spending more time at home due to COVID lockdown.
You can apply for the $250 payment if you receive one of the following payments: Centrelink Pensioner Concession; JobSeeker; Youth Allowance; Austudy or Abstudy; Department of Veterans Affairs Pensioner Concession
To apply phone 9607 7103 (9.30am – 4.30pm, Mon – Fri) or visit:  Energyinfohub

For more information on COVID-19 such as what to do if you get COVID, symptoms, what are Rapid Antigen Tests and where to buy, and much more go to: Health Direct Australia/COVID-19 (free Australian health advice you can count on)