Thursday, June 24, 2021

Waverley Council and St Vincent’s Hospital announce pandemic partnership

Waverley Council frontline staff will receive a COVID-19 vaccine jab at St Vincent’s Vaccination Hub as part of a pandemic partnership announced today.

In a first for local government, all frontline staff and staff who meet other eligibility requirements of the current vaccine rollout will be invited to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at the COVID-19 Vaccination Hub.

St Vincent’s Hospital is able to offer both Astra Zeneca and Pfizer vaccines.

“Waverley staff have provided dedicated and uninterrupted service to many people during the pandemic including residents and visitors,” said Waverley Mayor, Paula Masselos.

“The frontline nature of their work whether in waste, customer service, childcare, library, lifeguarding and many other areas means our people are central to maintaining a healthy, connected community,” she said.

“The St Vincent’s Health testing clinic has been critical to containing the spread of COVID-19 in our community and it is wonderful to extend this partnership to vaccinating our own staff.

“It is encouraging to see Waverley and its diverse people recovering from the pandemic and a vaccinated population is the most important method for returning to more normal activities.”

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