26 September 2023

Health urges public to Roll up for WA

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The Department of Health has launched a campaign encouraging Western Australians to become vaccinated against COVID-19, as the State opens up its vaccination eligibility to people aged 50 and over.

The Roll up for WA campaign is aimed at getting as many people vaccinated as soon as possible.

Minister for Health, Roger Cook said the campaign featured real front-line workers who were among the first vaccinated, and their personal reasons for doing so.

“In addition to front-line workers, a number of Western Australians are featured in the campaign including volunteers, a Nyikina person (Kimberley region) and a school teacher, who share their commitment to protecting their families, friends and communities,” Mr Cook said.

He said the wide-reaching campaign would feature on digital, radio, television, print, out-of-home and social media advertising channels across the State.

“Participating GP clinics will be able to start administering the vaccine for people 50 and over from 17 May, or earlier if they obtain an exemption from the Federal Government,” Mr Cook said.

“Western Australians can also roll up their sleeves at a number of State-run vaccination clinics, with two community clinics now open at the Claremont Showgrounds and near the Perth Airport.”

He said two more State-run community clinics, one in Joondalup and one in Kwinana, would be established by the middle of May.

“A number of hospital-based clinics have also been established to vaccinate front-line health care, quarantine, and border workers, and those working in high risk and critical areas,” the Minister said.

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