Wyndham City is the first Council in Victoria to join forces with 40 GPs to increase the number of people receiving Covid-19 vaccines.
Wyndham City has provided access to Encore as part of a pilot program for GPs to use to vaccinate their patients. Council will continue to investigate options to include other venues across the municipality.
Currently, most GPs can only vaccinate 10 people per day, or 50 per week in their clinics, due to their size.
By using Council’s larger facilities, they can vaccinate up to 100 people in two hours.
Wyndham Mayor and Healthy City portfolio holder Cr Adele Hegedich said only the Astra Zeneca vaccine was available and residents would need to book, but the program would dramatically increase the speed at which our community is vaccinated.
“We know our residents trust their local GPs, so it makes sense to give them greater access.”
“We want as many residents as possible vaccinated in Wyndham.”
“Vaccinations are our best way out of lockdowns and out of this pandemic.”
“Locals know locals best. That’s why we’ve teamed up with our network of GPs to assist in this important vaccine rollout.”
“Less than a year ago, there were 942 active Covid cases in Wyndham. We don’t want to see those numbers again.”
“Residents need to book vaccinations with their GP. The GP will then provide them with a location and time to get vaccinated. This is not a public walk-in facility – all bookings must be done via local GPs.”
Sessions will be run depending on demand from GPs. Currently it is weekly, but this may increase.
For more information on vaccination sites, go to: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment