A Covid vaccine blitz in Ballarat to keep people who live in residential disability settings, private aged care residents and staff safe begins tomorrow.
The State Government has announced the five day campaign will fast track workers at the various facilities at the walk- in Vaccination hub at Ballarat Mercure hotel and convention centre.
The workers will get priority access when they present evidence of their employment between 9am and 4pm.
"All dedicated and hardworking aged care and disability workers need easy access to the vaccine, so we're making it easier for them." said Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan
Meantime, the Commonwealth Government will continue to be responsible for in-reach in disability residential settings, Victoria will also work with providers to support access to state-run vaccination sites to increase the current low level of vaccinations.
Outbreaks across Australia have shown how fast coronavirus can spread across these sensitive facilities - and while all public sector residential aged care centres have been visited by state-run outreach teams for first vaccine
Staff are eligible for either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines depending on their age.
The State government says priority access will be done by active queue management.
Aside from the Mecure sit at Ballarat, other sides include.
Royal Exhibition Building
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
Former Ford Factory - Geelong
Bendigo Community Clinic
.Wodonga Vaccination Hub
More to come