The Victorian Government has announced a vaccination blitz to ensure that disability support workers are given priority access at vaccination hubs. The priority access will be available from today (Wednesday 2nd June) until Sunday for all walk-in vaccinations hubs from 9am to 4pm. Staff are eligible for either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines depending on their age, with the Government has expanding the clinics that Pfizer is available. Priority access will be ensured by active queue management. Hubs include:
- Royal Exhibition Building
- Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
- Sandown Racecourse
- Melbourne Showgrounds
- Former Ford Factory – Geelong
- Bendigo Community Clinic
- Ballarat Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre
- Shepparton Showgrounds – McIntosh Centre
- Traralgon Racecourse
- Wodonga Vaccination Hub
Employees will be required to take ID and information staff on site that they are a priority worker. Additional information on walk-in hubs and other sites including contact details and opening times are available on the DHS website.
To see the full details of the Premier announcement, please visit the Premier of Victoria web page.