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Vaccination rates on the rise

Vaccination rates on the rise

Friday 10 September 2021

The Bass Coast Community has responded to Bass Coast Shire Council’s #Vax4Bass campaign by rolling up their sleeves and getting the jab, to help protect our community.

As of Monday, 6 September, 74.1 per cent of eligible Bass Coast residents have received their first vaccination, while 47.1 per cent are now fully vaccinated.

“The response to the #Vax4Bass campaign has been fantastic so far,” Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari said.

“COVID-19 has been very challenging, but the campaign gives everyone the opportunity to focus on a clear goal and the positive future we can have beyond the pandemic.

“Vaccination is our way out of this health crisis and it is also the way to fast-track the return of tourists to the Bass Coast region, who are vital to our economy.”

Cr Tessari said that while Bass Coast’s vaccination rates are really positive, it is still so important to continue to follow the health directions set out by the State Government.

“The rules are in place to keep everyone in our communities safe. Keep wearing your masks, physical distancing and washing your hands and please, be kind to yourselves and one another,” Cr Tessari said.

Eligible Victorians over the age of 16 are now able to book in for a COVID-19 vaccination.

“We are working closely with Bass Coast Health (BCH) to raise awareness of the importance of getting vaccinated,” Cr Tessari said.

“The Community Vaccination Hub in Wonthaggi is fitting in as many people as supply allows, so please keep checking for available appointments.

“Remember that there are alternatives as well – Leongatha hospital is providing vaccinations and don’t forget to check in with your GP or pharmacist, as they also might be able to provide the vaccine,” Cr Tessari concluded.