This week marks an exciting and important chapter in the fight against COVID-19, with the first vaccinations administered to high-risk frontline staff at Central Highlands Rural Health’s Kyneton campus.
During the initial rollout, sixty frontline staff received the Pfizer vaccine, one of two COVID-19 vaccines to receive Commonwealth regulatory approval from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia. The vaccine was administered by the Loddon-Mallee’s mobile vaccination team and was given to staff working in Kyneton Health’s Respiratory Assessment Clinic, Urgent Care Centre and Acute Ward.
With the delivery of the vaccine to our high-risk frontline healthcare workers, we are one step closer to protecting our communities from COVID-19.
We are working closely with the Loddon-Mallee and Grampians vaccinations hubs to ensure the vaccination is made available to those most in need of protection first. This started with our frontline healthcare workers and we look forward to the continued rollout of the vaccination to high priority groups across our region in the weeks ahead.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccination roll out, visit COVID-19 Vaccines or call the National coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline 1800 020 080.
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