Mini-vaccination clinic coming to Footscray
The Victorian Government is making sure families have every opportunity to get their children aged 5-11 vaccinated– with a mini-vaccination clinic starting close to home at Sunshine Special Developmental and Rosamond Special School in Footscray.
More than 150 primary schools will have mini-vaccination clinics under a $4 million grants program to help local doctors and community pharmacies go into schools to deliver the vaccine in a familiar and trusted environment for children, close to home.
Under the program, local GPs and pharmacists will receive up to $6,500 to cover staffing, travel and equipment costs to get out to schools and vaccinate children – with an additional $5,000 clinic establishment fee per school also available, plus additional loadings for specialist schools or small, rural or regional schools.
Schools hosting mini-vaccination clinics include:
- Sunshine Special Developmental, delivered by Taylors Hill Medical Clinic
- Rosamond Special School, delivered by SIA Montrose
These mini-vaccination clinics are available to students attending the school, not the general public. For a full list of available vaccination centres please visit: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment
To date, nearly 50 per cent of children aged 5-11 in Victoria have already received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Quotes attributable to Member for Footscray Katie Hall MP
“Now is the time for parents and carers right across Footscray to get their kids vaccinated. We’re making it easier than ever to get jabs in kids’ arms in a friendly environment, close to home.”
“We’ve done everything we can to make school a safe place when kids get back in the classroom – but the best thing families can do to protect their children is get them protected by a vaccine as quickly as possible.”