Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch will launch a community-based campaign today, promoting COVID-19 vaccinations and encouraging local residents to “get back to what we love”.
Mr Crouch said COVID-19 vaccinations are the key to the Central Coast’s freedom.
“We are in a race against time to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible, because increasing our vaccination rate gives us the best shot at having restrictions eased,” Mr Crouch said.
“Getting vaccinated will allow us to get back to what we love most: reunions with family and friends, local businesses being reopened, sport matches being resumed and travel being allowed.”
Mr Crouch said 21,000 Central Coast residents are currently being vaccinated each week.
“At this current speed it would take approximately nine more weeks before we reach the milestone of having 70 per cent of our region’s population fully vaccinated,” Mr Crouch said.
“The Central Coast’s current vaccination rate is on par with the rest of NSW, but there are approximately 128,000 local residents who haven’t even received one dose of the vaccine, and I know we can do better than this.
“Over 100 local pharmacies, General Practitioners and Health clinics are now administering COVID-19 vaccines and I encourage everyone who hasn’t been vaccinated yet to make a booking.”
Bookings can be made via the Federal Government’s eligibility checker at: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility.
Every Sunday between 7.00am and 3.30pm, Gosford and Wyong Hospitals operate as mass vaccination clinics, administering AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on a first-in first-served basis.
The Federal Government is responsible for supply and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. NSW Health continues to work closely with the Federal Government to plan and implement a safe and effective vaccination program.