Ramping up vaccine efforts in Maribyrnong

Published on 27 September 2021

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Council is partnering with CoHealth and community faith leaders to establish pop-up clinics to make it easier for our diverse communities to get their COVID-19 vaccinations locally.

Clinics will be established at Quang Minh Temple, a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple and Community Centre in Braybrook, and Australia Light Foundation, Mosque and Community Centre in Tottenham in October for first doses and again in November for second doses.

Maribyrnong currently has one the lowest vaccination rates in our state (according to the Australian Department of Health) with only 67.7% of the eligible population in Maribyrnong having received their first dose and 40.5% their second dose (as at 20 September 2021).

City of Maribyrnong Mayor, Cr Michael Clarke, said it is important each and every one of us plays our part in supporting the Roadmap to reopening and these pop-up clinics will be key to helping our community to play theirs.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to receive their vaccination at places they are familiar with and where bilingual workers and interpreters will also be on site if people wish to seek out advice around the vaccine and any safety concerns they may have,” said Cr Clarke.

“The Roadmap out of the pandemic recently announced for Victoria makes it clear that getting vaccinated is key to restoring some form of normality and bring us closer to doing what we love with those we love,” Cr Clarke reiterated.

The Western Bulldogs will also be opening the doors at Whitten Oval for a weekend pop-up clinic appealing to both local AFL fans and the wider community. “The Bulldogs are a beacon in the West – especially on the back of this year’s grand final – and we are so honoured to have them supporting our community in this way,” Cr Clarke said.

While the pop-up clinics at places of worship are being set up to support local multicultural and diverse communities, all residents are welcome to attend the Whitten Oval site to receive their vaccinations.

Both Pfizer and Astra Zeneca will be available across all sites and are free. Talk to your GP if you have concerns about your health and vaccination.

Key information

  • Quang Minh Buddhist Temple Braybrook

18 Burke St, Braybrook VIC 3019

Monday 4 – Friday 8 October, 10am-4.30pm – Walk-ins only.

Bookings for second doses will be made at the time and be administered:

Monday 15- Friday 19 November, 10am -4.30pm.

  • Australia Light Foundation, Mosque and Community Centre

291/293 Sunshine Rd, Tottenham VIC 3012

Monday 11 – Friday 15 October, 10am – 4.30pm – Walk-ins only.

Bookings for second doses will be made at the time and be administered:

Monday 22 – Friday 26 November, 10am-4.30pm.

  • Whitten Oval

417 Barkly St, Footscray VIC 3011

Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 October

Bookings only via coronavirus.vic.gov.au

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