100,000 COVID-19 vaccine milestone!
This week, Northern Health has reached an incredible milestone in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations.
Since the rollout began in March, Northern Health has provided over 100,000 vaccinations to our community – a major milestone we should all be proud of.
Northern Health commenced COVID-19 vaccinations on 9 March 2021 at Northern Hospital Epping, where the very first staff members were excited to receive their vaccine.
Since then, the vaccination clinic has moved to a mass vaccination hub located at Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre in South Morang, to help provide vaccinations to the community on a larger scale.
Hayley Gray, COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Acting Nurse Unit Manager, explained the clinic is currently vaccinating approximately 1,500 people per day.
When asked how it feels to have been involved in providing 100,000 vaccines to our community, Hayley said, “it’s very satisfying to be helping our community. We are achieving significant goals and it’s extremely rewarding to be a part of this important work!”
Many staff from different areas work in collaboration to run the clinic every day, including 35 nursing staff each shift, ward clerks, security guards, PSAs, concierge staff, doctors and educators.
“The general response from the community after they have been vaccinated is really positive. They are thankful for the service and very impressed with the smooth process,” Hayley added.
Madelaine Flynn, Director of Operations – Infection Prevention/Nursing Projects, acknowledged the wonderful work of the vaccination team.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time for the Northern Health COVID-19 vaccination hub, reaching 100,000 vaccines. The community has shown tremendous support of the vaccination program to keep themselves, their family and their community safe. The vaccination team has truly lived Northern Health’s values, working together to achieve this amazing feat, keeping everyone safe and, in every interaction, acting with kindness,” Madelaine explained.
Northern Health thanks our incredible staff and community for helping us reach this major milestone – and giving us all a reason to celebrate in what is a challenging time for all of us in Melbourne. The COVID-19 vaccine is extremely important to keep our community safe. To book your vaccine, head to vaccination.nh.org.au.
Featured Image (left to right): Soha Henry, Pharmacist; Jasleen Sandhu, Pharmacy Technician; Hayley Gray, Acting NUM; Johannes Mezemer, Security Officer; Nicole Higginson, ANUM; Gizem Uysal, Concierge