DRIVE-THROUGH VACCINATION CLINIC FOR WYNDHAM
After a successful start for Australia’s first drive through vaccination clinic in Melton, Victoria will now be home to an additional three drive-through sites – helping us reach our goal of one million doses in the next five weeks.
Member for Werribee Tim Pallas, Member for Altona Jill Hennessy, and Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced one of the new drive-through clinics will open at the Eagle Stadium in Werribee.
The Melton clinic at the iconic Bunnings warehouse has seen a successful start, with 1200 doses delivered over the first seven days.
The new site at the Eagle Stadium in Werribee will have room for both drive through and indoor vaccinations – we’ll be looking to open this site towards the end of this week once more details have been worked through.
This site will be one of three, with another two opening at the Ford Factory in Broadmeadows and at the Sandown Racecourse. Combined, these sites will have 36 bays for drive-through but have the capacity to be ramped up if needed. Victorians will be able to make bookings online or through the Coronavirus hotline – they are essential.
Getting vaccinated is our long-term way out of this pandemic. That’s why the Victorian Government is aiming to administer 1 million doses in five weeks – so far, we’ve delivered well over 100,000 doses.
There are 300,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments available over the next four weeks and just over 80,000 Pfizer second dose appointments available. If you have any questions or concerns you can talk to a GP, pharmacist or to a senior and experienced immuniser at our state-run sites. The best vaccine you can get is the one that you can get now.
All Victorians are encouraged where possible to book their vaccination appointment by visiting portal.cvms.vic.gov.au or by phoning the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.
Quote attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“We’re making it even easier for Wyndham residents to get vaccinated and help us reach that goal of one million vaccine doses with more vaccination centres, more booths and more bookings in the system for AstraZeneca.”
Quote attributable to Member for Altona Jill Hennessy
“This is brilliant news for Melbourne’s west and will really help us step up efforts to reach the state-wide goal of one million doses in the next five weeks.”
Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly
“My staff and I are under 40 and have been vaccinated with AstraZeneca – with plenty of appointments now available, I encourage everyone to do the same.”