July 1, 2021

50,000 reasons to celebrate!

We are pleased to announce our COVID-19 Vaccination Program has hit a mighty milestone this week – 50,000 vaccines have been administered since the rollout began.

Siva Sivarajah, Chief Executive, visited our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at the Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre (PRACC) in South Morang this week to thank the hardworking staff and to celebrate the occasion.

“A big thank you to our staff, volunteers and everyone involved for achieving this amazing milestone. Receiving a COVID-19 vaccination is an important step in keeping our community safe and I strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to receive a vaccine, to come forward,” Siva said.

“By getting the COVID-19 vaccination, you are playing an important role in not only protecting your own health, but those around you as well. I am pleased to see the dedicated staff working together to vaccinate our community.”

Luma Gashi, COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Nurse Unit Manager, said it was rewarding to be able to assist in the vaccination program.

“Our community is amazed and grateful for the service we have been able provide at PRACC. We are vaccinating about 1,000 community members per day,” Luma said.

“It is important that our community continues to get their COVID-19 vaccines so we can protect each other and return to a COVID-normal life. A very big thank you to all who have been involved in the set up and rollout of the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at both Northern Hospital Epping and PRACC. Thank you to all the nurse immunisers, volunteers, concierge staff, security, ward clerks and management for all your hard work. A very big special mention to the pharmacy team who have worked very hard supporting the vaccine rollout and ensuring the vaccines are readily available for administration.”

Dominic Ennis (pictured above), was our 50,000th patient to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. He said it was a big relief to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

“It’s very important and I am very grateful that we’ve got a good health system so that we can get vaccinated. Follow the public health advice and do the right thing by everyone in our community, it’s pretty simple,” Dominic said.

“There is a big sense of relief. I was saying to a colleague that I was excited.”

Thank you to all of our dedicated staff, volunteers, the City of Whittlesea, and everyone who has received their vaccine, for playing an important role in helping to protect our community. We are all in this together!

Our hardworking staff at the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
Siva Sivarajah, Chief Executive, with Northern Health staff celebrating 50,000 vaccinations