Locals pop in to the pop-up vaccination hub

The Victorian Government is continuing to help with the Commonwealth’s rollout of their coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination program with the launch of pop-up vaccination hubs around the state.

State Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas, attended the Narre Warren South P-12 College pop-up vaccination hub on the weekend where over 4,000 Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines were put into locals’ arms.

 

Gary Maas met with Principal Peter Thatcher from Narre Warren South P-12 College and Cherith Whittle from Monash Health who collaborated to deliver this temporary hub.

The pop-up hub vaccinated priority students, family members and guardians from the school community on the Friday and then the general public who just popped in without an appointment across the weekend.

The number of jabs helped increase Casey’s first dose up to 70%.  An 8.5% increase in just 7 days.

The success of this temporary hub will see further pop-up hubs around Victoria in a bid to deliver as many vaccines as possible as we run towards the 70% and 80% fully vaccinated targets for the easing of restrictions.

This State Government initiative will see school-based pop-ups expand rapidly with approximately 70 school sites eventually earmarked for all members of the community.

The Andrews Labor Government continues to make it easier for Victorians to get vaccinated as soon as possible with 60 open access state-run centres currently operating across Victoria and additional sites opening every week.

Visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccination-centres for more information on Victoria’s vaccination centres, including locations and opening hours.

Vaccination bookings and enquiries can be made on 1800 675 398 and at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment

 

Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas MP:

“It’s just wonderful to see the effort and dedication to deliver vaccines to areas that need them most.  A big thank you to the Narre Warren South P-12 College community and Monash Health.”

“Vaccination keeps your friends, family and loved ones safe. As seen recently, the vast majority of serious cases and deaths in hospitals are from the unvaccinated. If anyone has any doubts or requires further information they should speak to their local health professional.”

“This has been an incredibly challenging and difficult time for all Victorians who have sacrificed so much to protect themselves and the community. That’s why it is so important that everyone gets the jab if they can, so we can open up and enjoy a more normal life in a COVIDsafe way.”

 

21 September 2021

 

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