COVID-19 Vaccinations – Member’s Statement

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree)

Last Sunday, Mount Rowan Secondary College in Wendouree hosted one of the state’s first pop-up vaccination clinics as the Andrews Labor government focuses on increasing vaccination rates in 100 priority postcodes across Victoria.

This targeted campaign is ensuring that we achieve equitable vaccine coverages in all communities, and pop-up clinics like this make it easy and convenient for people to get vaccinated close to home and in a place where they feel comfortable.

I thank the more than 300 people who came to the clinic to get their jab, including Tara Hills and Ash and Chloe Blackburn

Our schools are the heart of the Wendouree community, so it just makes sense for government to partner with schools and local health services to increase vaccination rates—particularly among local students and their families.

A huge thanks to Mount Rowan principal Seona Murnane and Yuille Park P–8 Community College principal Brett Shillito for their great work in promoting and supporting this clinic. It was evident that seeing a familiar face made a real difference to the many members of the schools’ communities who came along to get vaccinated.

Well done also to everyone at Ballarat Health Services for the incredibly professional and smooth operation of the clinic, and for creating such a safe and supportive environment for the community. It was also great to meet a number of ACU bachelor of nursing students who were working at the pop-up clinic and the friendly security staff.

I look forward to Ballarat Health Services returning to Mount Rowan Secondary College in three weeks time, on Sunday, 31 October, to administer second doses to everyone who received their first jab on Sunday.


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