Despite COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and other constraints, the GV Health vaccination program continues to steadily progress. Almost 40,000 vaccinations have been administered since March 10 across the local public health unit catchment area which includes five vaccination sites, a mobile outreach service and pop-up clinics.
The GV Health vaccination hub at the McIntosh Centre, Shepparton Showgrounds, Corner Thompson & High Street, remains open from 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday.
The vaccination hub will extend its opening hours until 8 pm every Tuesday from 27th July until 17th August to enable eligible people to be vaccinated after office hours.
AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccinations are available
AstraZeneca vaccines are available for all people aged 60 and over, or for people under 60 with informed consent.
Pfizer vaccinations are available for people aged 40-59 years, with bookings currently being prioritised for the following people, regardless of age:
- All workers in the healthcare sector
- Residential aged care and disability care workers and residents
- Border facing staff (airports and maritime ports)
- Household close contacts of Hotel Quarantine workers and border facing staff (maritime ports, airports)
Telephone and online bookings can be made
Bookings are essential for all eligible members of the community and can be made on 1800 675 398 (select Option 1 – Option 1 – Option 1). The booking line is open from 8am – 8pm. Bookings can also be made online at: https://cvms.powerappsportals.com/
GV Health urges eligible people to make a booking to be vaccinated
“GV Health urges all eligible Victorians to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. With the current COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria, we know that COVID-19 can spread quickly, and have serious health consequences for members of our community. COVID-19 vaccinations are one of our protection strategies to keep our community safe, and lessen the effects of COVID-19”, said Alicia Cunningham, COVID-19 Response Executive, GV Health.
GV Health continues to manage and meet vaccine demand
“GV Health is meeting daily with the Victorian Department of Health regarding the COVID-19 Vaccination Program and discussing key issues including vaccine supply from the Australian government,” said Matt Sharp, Chief Executive, GV Health.
Mr Sharp also stated that “GV Health is working as effectively as possible within the available constraints of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program, while at the same time endeavouring to meet the needs of the Goulburn Valley community. For example, where circumstances have allowed, we have opened the vaccination hub over the weekend, and the current Tuesday evening late opening is proving popular with our community.”
GV Health keeps its Facebook page updated about the COVID-19 vaccination program. Further information can be found at: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines