The Andrews Labor Government is making sure families have every opportunity to get their children aged 5-11 vaccinated – with mini-vaccination clinics starting close to home in Narre Warren South.
Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas MP, is pleased to announce local mini-vaccination clinics as part of a $4 million grants program to help local doctors and community pharmacies go into schools to deliver the vaccine in a familiar and trusted environment for children.
Under the program, more than 150 primary schools state-wide will have mini-vaccination clinics. Local GPs and pharmacists will receive up to $6,500 to cover staffing, travel and equipment costs to get out to schools and vaccinate children – with an additional $5,000 clinic establishment fee per school also available, plus additional loadings for specialist schools or small, rural or regional schools.
Schools in Narre Warren South hosting mini-vaccination clinics include:
River Gum Primary School hosted the first local mini-vaccination clinic last Sunday, 6 February, with times and dates currently being locked in with the other listed schools and providers at a local level.
These mini-vaccination clinics are available to students attending the school, not the general public. For a full list of available vaccination centres please visit: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment
To date, nearly 50 per cent of children aged 5-11 in Victoria have already received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas MP:
“These local mini-vaccination clinics are making it easier than ever for kids to get their vaccination in a friendly and comforting environment.”
“Victoria’s high rate of vaccination is the main reason we’re not locked down, our schools are operating on-site, and our society is open with as few restrictions as possible.”
“The State Government will continue to make schools as safe as possible including shade sails for outdoor education, air purifiers, masks, and supporting children’s vaccinations.”