Calling on Maribyrnong’s younger population to get the jab done

Published on 06 December 2021

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Maribyrnong City Council is urging the City’s younger population to get vaccinated as we head into the festive season.

Mayor Cr Anthony Tran said, “As we head out and about socially, we can help to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID by choosing to be vaccinated.”

“I’d especially encourage younger people to get vaccinated for yourselves and for the elderly or vulnerable people in your life,” said Mayor Tran.

As at 29 November 2021, 84.6 percent of Maribyrnong residents have had one dose and 82.1 percent have had a second dose (Australian Department of Health). However 20-29 year olds in Footscray and 30-39 year olds in Yarraville, are lagging behind (Victorian Government Department of Health).

“Our City’s younger population have been through a difficult year, coping with Melbourne’s six lockdowns and other restrictions. However, as we approach the end of the year, there is now much to look forward to on the City’s social calendar,” continued Mayor Tran.

“Once our local population in all age groups, are fully vaccinated, we can more safely enjoy live concerts, sporting and other social events,” said Mayor Tran.

There will be a number of vaccination pop-ups in the lead up to the end of the year, providing COVID-19 vaccines for everyone aged 12 years and over, in convenient locations – with Maribyrnong’s younger residents in mind.

Mayor Tran emphasised “If you haven’t had a chance to get your first or second dose of the vaccine, I encourage you to go to a local pop-up vaccination clinic, talk to a health care professional, and get your vaccine as soon as possible.”

Phoenix Youth Centre, Footscray (for young people between the ages of 12-25)

  • Thursday 2 December, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Thursday 9 December, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Thursday 16 December, 3.30pm-7pm

 

Yarraville Station Car Park, Yarraville

  • Friday 3 December, 11am – 6pm
  • Saturday 4 December, 8am – 2pm
  • Friday 10 December, 11am – 6pm
  • Saturday 11 December, 8am – 2pm

Footscray Train station (next to Olympic donuts)

  • Thursday 9 December, 11am - 7pm
  • Friday 10 December, 11am - 7pm
  • Thursday 16 December, 11am - 7pm
  • Friday 17 December, 11am - 7pm

Community health workers, bilingual workers and interpreters will attend the pop-up clinics to answer any questions or concerns. Please also talk to your GP, if you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccination or visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au

To see a video featuring local people’s telling their stories about why they chose to be vaccinated and, for more information about where to get vaccinated go to: www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/choosevax

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