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COVID-19 Information for Multicultural LGBTIQ+ Communities

Information sessions

Over October and November, Drummond Street Services ran a series of free information sessions for multicultural LGBTIQ+ people about keeping our communities safe from COVID-19.

If you missed our information sessions, you can catch-up with one of our recorded sessions. If you have any questions after the session, please reach out to us by calling Drummond Street on 03 9663 6733 or emailing us at enquiries@ds.org.au.

Updates to our information sessions

October 2021: You can now get an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate to help you prove you have been fully vaccinated when you travel overseas.

November 2021: Drummond Street’s pop-up vaccination clinic has ended but you can find out about safer, affirming vaccination sites for LGBTIQ+ people on the FabJab website.

December 2021: You can find out more about booster vaccination doses – as well as third doses for severely immunocompromised or immunosuppressed people – on the Victorian Government website (or ask your doctor or healthcare provider).

December 2021: Children aged between 5 and 11 will be able to get vaccinated from mid-January 2022. You can find out more on the Victorian Government website.

Factsheets and other resources

We have also produced four COVID-19 factsheets for multicultural LGBTIQ+ communities. An Easy English version will also be available in December.

What do I need to know about getting vaccinated?

What are my options to get vaccinated?

What happens after I get vaccinated?

How do I keep myself, my loved ones and my community safe?

For more information

You can also find more information about COVID-19 on the Victorian Government’s Coronavirus website:

Got more questions or concerns?

Drummond Street Services is here for you. Please get in touch with us either at enquiries@ds.org.au or call 03 9663 6733.

If you have any questions about this project, you can email cfre@ds.org.au.

How we developed our information sessions and factsheets

Community voices, needs and concerns have been at the heart of this project, and the project has been run by multicultural LGBTIQ+ people for multicultural LGBTIQ+ people.

Between August and October 2021, we engaged with multicultural LGBTIQ+ communities to develop resources that would be appropriate and would address community needs and concerns regarding COVID-19. This included:

  • consulting with more than 20 community organisations and groups
  • running a survey where 51 community members told us about their communities’ concerns
  • running a focus group with community members to test our draft resources for relevance and usefulness.

We developed our information sessions and factsheets to address what we heard from community, together with information from Victoria’s Department of Health and Australia’s Department of Health.

Project acknowledgements

We would like to thank all our partners for their support towards developing and promoting this project: