Monash Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination program is progressing strongly, with over 4,000 employees and 190 aged care recipients safely receiving their first dose, accounting for approximately 25 percent of the state’s vaccination totals.
To ensure we make the most of every opportunity to protect people as rapidly as possible, new clinics at Casey Hospital and Moorabbin Hospital opened this week.
An additional clinic will go live next week, totally five sites across our service.
As part of our South East Public Health Unit (SEPHU) role, we have supported the commissioning of private clinics at St John of God and Cabrini Hospital, and will begin vaccinating Ambulance Victoria officers in the south-east from next Wednesday.
As part of Australia’s Vaccine and Treatment Strategy, the Australian Government has secured 3.8 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, with an additional 50 million doses earmarked for manufacture in Australia.
Coupled with the Pfizer doses, these are enough to vaccinate every Australian resident. AstraZeneca stock will be available faster, in larger quantities and without the Pfizer vaccine’s ultra-cold storage requirements.
Approved by Martin Keogh