Getting the jab done in Maribyrnong
Published on 13 September 2021
Maribyrnong City Council is calling on residents to vaccinate against COVID-19 to help our City return to some normality. Maribyrnong has one of the lowest vaccination rates in Melbourne.
As part of a campaign to drive up vaccination rates, community leaders will share their personal reasons for getting their jabs to support community members who may be hesitant or on the fence about getting the vaccine.
According to the Australian Department of Health, 56.9% of the eligible population in Maribyrnong have received their first dose and 35.3% have received their second dose (as at 5 September 2021).
Mayor, Cr Michael Clarke, who has been vaccinated “for my friends, family and community”, said Council was keen to keep up the momentum in the West and help boost vaccination rates in the municipality.
“As more people get vaccinated, the more the community is protected, which brings us closer to doing what we love with those we love,” Cr Clarke said “We all play a part in battling this pandemic – not just our frontline workers.”
Council is supporting an online forum on Sunday 19 September, hosted by the Vietnamese Community in Australia Victorian Chapter, to provide COVID-19 vaccine information in both Vietnamese and English.
“Supporting our culturally and linguistically diverse community is particularly important, given over 40% of residents speak a language other than English at home,” said Cr Clarke.
Other multicultural community groups are invited to contact Council, “so we can also support them in providing the resources they need to give their people the confidence to get vaccinated,” he continued. “By getting vaccinated, you are protecting your health, and helping to protect your family, friends and community,” said Cr Clarke, “We’re not safe until we are all safe.”
Talk to your GP if you have concerns about your health and vaccination.
For more information and to join the online forum for the Vietnamese community in Melbourne’s west please visit the event listing here.
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