Aged car vaccination blitz as lockdown ease urged
With the latest COVID-19 outbreak infiltrating the aged care sector, staff are now the number one priority for vaccinations.
From today until Sunday, a vaccination blitz by the State Government will see workers in Commonwealth-managed private aged care facilities and the residential disability sector given priority access at State-run vaccination hubs.
The Traralgon Racecourse clinic is participating in the 5 day blitz, where workers can present between 9am and 4pm without a booking and wait in a priority queue to reduce their waiting time.
Meanwhile, Member for Gippsland East Tim Bull said that with another day of no coronavirus cases in regional Victoria, and concerns over live cases at the football now laid to rest, this week is time to ease restrictions in the country areas, should there be no cases by tomorrow.
"Keep the strong restrictions in the areas where there are active cases and higher risk, but the Covid-free country needs to be opened up," Mr Bull said.