Benefits campaign linked to increased vaccine availability
A campaign to increase COVID vaccination rates in the eleven local government areas in South Eastern NSW was launched today by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN.
According to Dianne Kitcher, CEO of COORDINARE, the awareness campaign aims to highlight the benefits of eased restrictions and coincides with the increased availability of Pfizer through local general practices.
“We are pleased to see the rollout of Pfizer to our general practices being brought forward more quickly than initially planned, following the vaccine dose-swap with Singapore and the UK,” said Ms Kitcher.
“From 13 to 20 September, more Pfizer appointments will be visible on the eligibility checker as an additional 78 general practices commence administering Pfizer. Increased supplies to more than 60 general practices and four Aboriginal Medical Services will translate to more appointments at those general practices that are already administering Pfizer.
“I expect most of us are looking forward to eased restrictions once we reach the Government's 80 per cent vaccination target. We're urging people to book their COVID vaccination as soon as possible and to share their decision on social media by adding a #jabdone frame to their social media profile.
“We're also asking people to thank our health workforce for keeping us safe from COVID, including those involved in the COVID vaccine rollout, they have been doing a tremendous job and have been under a lot of pressure” said Ms Kitcher.
“We recognise that until now some people have had difficulty accessing COVID vaccines, but with the increased supplies in coming weeks, the campaign calls for people aged 16 years and older to book their vaccination via the Department of Health's eligibility checker.
From today, 13 September, people aged 12 years and older will also be eligible to book.
View the 'Benefits of vaccination' campaign here.
To check to see if you can book a COVID-19 vaccination view the eligibility checker here.