COVID-19 Vaccination Program planned at Stawell Regional Health
Stawell Regional Health is preparing to make COVID-19 vaccinations available to eligible people from the local community.
Stawell Regional Health welcomed the news that the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to regional Victorians is progressing and will become available locally to those people who choose to be vaccinated, in a very safe, inclusive and accessible way.
Ms Helen Kennedy, SRH’s Infection Control Coordinator, said “The medical, nursing and pharmacy teams have been preparing to receive, store and administer the COVID-19 vaccine in order to support the delivery of vaccinations in our community. Unfortunately, we do not yet have confirmed dates yet for vaccine distribution. The Commonwealth and State government are controlling the release and distribution of the vaccines, and we are ready for when our allocation arrives.”
“At this point in time we will be providing a vaccination program for our residents in our residential care facility in or around late March and we are planning our staff vaccination program.”
SRH will also be supporting the Stawell Medical Centre in the provision of a GP-run COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
“The GP COVID-19 Vaccination clinic will soon be offering a registration process for community members that are seeking a COVID-19 vaccinations and who meets the listed Phase 1b criteria”, Ms Kate Pryde, CEO said.
‘Eligible local community members will be invited to register online via the SRH website (srh.org.au) to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and those registered will be contacted as vaccines become available.
We want to strongly encourage all members of our community to consider participating in the COVID-19 vaccination program, to visit the information websites such as the health department website: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines to learn more about the vaccination process, or discuss it with their GP’s at their next visit. … Read more