Health and community services across the Macedon Ranges and Hepburn Shire have come together to develop a new COVID-19 vaccination campaign under the banner ‘Get the Jab Done’.
Central Highlands Rural Health, Hepburn Shire Council, Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health have all endorsed this co-designed campaign to ensure community members have consistent and trusted vaccination messaging across the region.
‘Get the Jab Done’ communicates the clear message that vaccination will keep our community safe.
Central Highlands Rural Health CEO Maree Cuddihy said, “Over the next few months you’ll notice our campaign messaging popping up in health and community facilities across the region, as well as in print media. It’s been great working on this campaign with our colleagues in health and community services and we hope it will help encourage our community to ‘get the jab done’.”
“The more people vaccinated, the greater the protection our Shires will have against COVID-19,” said Hepburn Shire Council Mayor, Cr Lesley Hewitt. “Both the Hepburn Shire and Macedon Ranges are popular tourist destinations for visitors and we want to be able to welcome people back to our region with open arms. The COVID-19 vaccine is our best shot at making this happen.”
Macedon Ranges Shire Council Acting Executive Manager People, Culture and Performance Nathan Upson said, “The COVID-19 vaccine will protect you, your loved ones and your community. We encourage everyone across our region to roll up their sleeves and ‘get the jab done.’”
COVID-19 vaccines are free, safe and voluntary. They have been approved by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration, meeting strict standards after being thoroughly tested for safety. All vaccines carry a very minor risk of adverse reaction, however the risk from contracting or spreading COVID-19 is much greater.
“We know that some people in the community have concerns about possible adverse reactions from the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health CEO, Phillip Ripper. “The Government’s coronavirus website is a good source of quality vaccine information however your GP is the best person to talk to if you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and existing health conditions.”
The COVID-19 vaccine is available through vaccination centres across our state and a full list can be accessed here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccination-centres.
General Practices also carry a supply of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please speak with your local GP clinic directly.
Central Highlands Rural Health will be running a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Kyneton Health; however, the opening date has been delayed. Please continue to monitor the Central Highlands Rural Health website and social media channels for updates.