Must increase to region
Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell has called on the Andrews Labor Government to ensure more doses of the Pfizer vaccine are distributed to the south- west region.
Ms Britnell said limited doses of the Pfizer vaccine are being provided to state run vaccination hubs, which meant people aged under 50 did not have ready access to a vaccination.
She said the Federal Government supplies vaccinations to State and Territory Governments which then determine which vaccination hubs it is distributed to.
“I’ve been contacted by people aged under 50 who are working with the elderly and the disabled who aren’t direct employees of state or federal run health service. They don’t have access to any level of vaccination unless they travel to Ballarat or Geelong where the Pfizer vaccination is more readily available,” Ms Britnell said.
“More of the Pfizer vaccine needs to be coming to the state-run vaccination hub in Warrnambool to ensure we can get as many people who are working with the vulnerable in our community vaccinated.”