Council Rooms to Become Vaccination Hub.

Wyndham residents looking to get vaccinated against COVID-19 can now do so closer to home, with a new vaccination hub being established at the Council’s Civic Centre in Werribee.

The new COVID-19 vaccination hub will be operated by Western Health as of Thursday 15 July 2021, and then run weekly from Wednesday to Friday each week until at least the end of the year.

Wyndham City Mayor Cr Adele Hegedich said the new vaccine hub was a first of its kind of local government in Victoria.

“We’re proud to be partnering with the State Government to see our community vaccinated against COVID-19,” Cr Hegedich said.

“As part of this partnership, we’ll see the functions area of the Wyndham City Council Civic Centre transformed into a vaccination hub three days a week, from 8.30am to 4pm, to support the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.”

“Residents who are eligible to be vaccinated no longer need to travel to the Sunshine Hospital, and can now book via the Victorian Online COVID-19 vaccine booking system or the Covid-19 hotline to secure an appointment.”

“AstraZeneca will be the only vaccine offered through this hub for the coming weeks, but the offering will be expanded to include Pfizer once further supply is available.”

“At Wyndham, we’re committed to doing all we can to prevent further COVID-19 outbreaks. As the local government area that was hit hardest by the virus last year, we want to see as much of our community vaccinated as possible.”

“We know that vaccines work. We know that the vaccine is our ticket out of this pandemic. We saw this in a number of cases in recent weeks, where the effectiveness of the vaccine was highlighted. For example, in Sydney, among 30 attendees at a party all but six partygoers tested positive to COVID-19. These six people were healthcare workers who were vaccinated.”

Cr Hegedich advised all residents who are keen to get vaccinated to have a conversation with their local GP to determine whether it is appropriate.

To find out if you’re eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination click here.

To book an appointment at the Wyndham Civic Centre vaccination hub click here or phone 1800 675 398.