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Information from GV Health about COVID vaccine

25 February 2021

GV Health has announced that priority 1a front-line healthcare workers will begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from the week of March 8 at the GV Health vaccine hub, and Victorian public sector aged care residents will commence receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from March 15 in their homes at facilities across the region.
“We are excited that the vaccines will soon arrive at the GV Health vaccine hub and that COVID-19 vaccinations will commence from the week of March 8. The first front-line staff to receive the vaccine that week will be those working at the Graham Street campus of GV Health in Shepparton and will include 150 staff working in the emergency department, COVID-19 testing and respiratory ward, and in the critical care unit. This will be followed by the public aged care residents located at GV Health Aged Care facilities at the Shepparton, Tatura and Rushworth campuses from March 15,” said GV Health COVID-Response Executive Manager, Alicia Cunningham.
As one of nine vaccine hubs across the state, the GV Health vaccine hub will also commence COVID-19 vaccinations for priority 1a health care workers in health services, public sector residential aged care facilities and GP Respiratory Clinics beyond Shepparton, including in Numurkah, Nathalia, Cobram, Yarrawonga, Benalla, Mansfield, Yea, Eildon, Alexandra, Kilmore, Seymour, Tatura, Rushworth and Kyabram. Exact timing for administration of the COVID-19 vaccine across the GV Health vaccine hub catchment area from March 22 onwards is dependent on vaccine availability and allocation to the local region by the Commonwealth Government. GV Health is in daily contact with relevant government departments regarding this and further information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.
“The GV Health COVID-19 vaccine team is working tirelessly to prepare for the vaccine launch during the week of March 8. We understand the Goulburn Valley community has a lot of interest in and questions about the COVID-19 vaccine launch and we will endeavour to keep the community informed throughout the vaccine rollout period,” said GV Health Chief Executive, Matt Sharp.
The Australian Government website provides a wealth of reputable information for any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine: www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccines-campaign-materials

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