Our GP Dr Lester Mascarenhas getting the Astra Zeneca covid-19 vaccine

Dear refugee and asylum seeker community,

Dr Lester and the team at Utopia understand that this is a very difficult time for you. The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation has affected us all.

I would like to explain how Utopia can help you.

Covid-19 testing

We are able to perform a covid-19 test at Utopia. Please note that this service is reserved for patients who are registered with us or wish to register with us. The service is by appointment only. Please call reception on 8001 3049 to book a test.

People who feel sick – cough, sore throat, shortness of breath and fever:

  • If your symptoms are severe, go to your local public hospital; do not waste time in waiting for a GP appointment.

  • If your symptoms are mild, please call Utopia on 8001 3049, give your name, telephone number and ask for an interpreter. The receptionist will be able to book you at test at Utopia

Covid-19 vaccination

Utopia is pleased to announce that we are offering vaccinations for Covid-19. Vaccines are available to those aged 12 years and over. Please speak to reception for an appointment.

If you are over 60 years of age, the Astra Zeneca (ChAdOx) vaccine will be offered to you. Pregnant women and those under the age of 18 will be offered Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine. Everyone else can have either Astra Zeneca or Pfizer vaccine. Vaccination is by appointment only. Please contact us to make your appointment.