Pop-up COVID vaccination clinics visit Swan/Mundaring area

Published on Wednesday, 6 April 2022 at 10:40:00 AM

Shire of Mundaring and the Child and Parent Centre Swan have partnered with the Department of Health to connect the Department with schools in the Swan/Mundaring area to establish pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

Over the past month, clinics were set up at four schools and at Child and Parent Centre community events, providing locals a chance to ‘roll up for WA’ and receive their first, second or booster shots.

Shire President James Martin said while assisting the Department, the Shire had helped residents to conveniently access vaccinations.

“The Department of Health has initiated a model of local response meaning they are going out into communities where vaccination numbers are low,” he said.

“By partnering with the Shire’s Child and Parent Centre, they were able to build connections with local schools that are connected to the Centre.”

Shire of Mundaring’s Hub Coordinator Outreach Programs, Raeleen McAllister, said being a conduit between the community and the Department of Health had been beneficial for many families.

“This partnership has meant that the Department has been able to leverage off the Shire’s network and reach out to community members and local facilities,” she said.

Pop-up clinics were set up at Clayton View Primary School, Middle Swan Primary School, Moorditj Noongar College and Swan View Primary School and at the Child and Parent Centre events. 

“These clinics gave residents and families – who haven’t yet been able to get their vaccines but had wanted to do so – convenient access to the program at a local facility,” Ms McAllister added.

Visitors at the pop-up clinics were offered a sausage sizzle and a Midvale Hub bag containing hand sanitiser, gloves, face masks and information for parents. 

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