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Nepean Hospital Emergency worker, Virginia is one of the first NBMLHD staff members to receive the COVID vaccination.

First NBMLHD staff receive COVID-19 vaccination

24 Feb 2021

 

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District reached a major milestone this week in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic with the first of our frontline workers receiving their vaccination against the disease. 

NBMLHD Director of Public Health, Dr Victor Carey says the extra layer of protection the vaccine provides along with existing prevention strategies will help to prevent people from getting seriously ill.

“Getting vaccinated is one of the best protections against this virus. It is safe, effective and free and will help us to live our everyday lives more freely,” says Dr Carey.


“Getting vaccinated is one of the best protections against this virus. It is safe, effective and free and will help us to live our everyday lives more freely.”


“The vaccine has been reviewed to meet standards set out by leading medical and regulatory authorities across the world including Australia’s own Therapeutic Goods Administration.”

COVID-19 vaccination is being rolled out in phases.

The first stage of the rollout is for those most at risk including health, aged and disability care workers, aged care residents and hotel quarantine workers.

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Some of the first Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District staff members on their way to receive their COVID vaccination.

Among the first staff within NBMLHD to be vaccinated is Virginia from Nepean Hospital’s Emergency Department. Virginia is eager to help return everyone’s lives to the way they were before COVID.

“I’m taking this vaccine for my patients, my family and my friends. As a health care worker I want to protect people from getting seriously ill and by getting vaccinated I’m helping fight this deadly disease,” says Virginia.


“I’m taking this vaccine for my patients, my family and my friends. As a health care worker I want to protect people from getting seriously ill and by getting vaccinated I’m helping fight this deadly disease."


“I know the vaccine is a big step to control COVID, but it’s still only one step. I’m going to continue to do what I’ve been doing for the past 13 months - follow the health advice and keep the community safe.”

Everyone in Australia will have access to COVID-19 vaccines and will be offered a free vaccine when it is their turn.

For more information, visit COVID-19 vaccination.