Local made vaccination campaign underway

September 9, 2021 BY

Encourage: Mayor Cr Jennifer Alden hopes a new vaccine campaign will motivate unvaccinated residents to book an appointment. Photo: FILE

A NEW campaign developed by the City of Greater Bendigo is joining the fight against COVID-19 and asking residents who they are getting vaccinated for.

As part of the push residents outline their motivations for getting vaccinated and mayor Cr Jennifer Alden said the City supports the national plan of reopening when 70 and 80 per cent of the eligible population has revived at least one jap.

“It is wonderful to see such a strong response locally to getting the vaccine and it is so important this continues,” she said.

“After such a long time, there is so much that we’re missing and that we really want to get back to doing, whether that’s catching up with friends, getting kids back to school, helping businesses stay open, playing sport in front of crowds or generally to support our community.

“Thank you to our residents that have starred in the campaign and helped deliver this important vaccination message.

“We all want to see a return to more normal times and now that vaccines are widely available, there is choice of vaccine and the majority of age groups can be vaccinated, we can continue working together to reach the all-important 70 and 80 per cent targets.”

As of late August, 62 per cent of people aged 15 and over had received their first dose and 40.7 per had received their second, with 95,200 people vaccinated in total.

“We hope the campaign, which asks ‘Who will you be doing it for?’, encourages anyone who is yet to register for their vaccination to make an appointment. If you are unsure, have a conversation with a GP and seek out informed advice,” Cr Alden said.

Videos are part of the campaign can be viewed on the City of Greater Bendigo’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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