North-Western Melbourne gets vaccination boost
DPV Health has been appointed to operate the largest community health vaccination hub in Northern Melbourne.
Operating out of the Broadmeadows Town Hall, 10 Dimboola Rd Broadmeadows, the vaccination hub will provide access for thousands of local community members to be vaccinated with either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines.
Working in partnership with Victoria’s Department of Health, Hume City Council and the C-19 Network*, DPV Health has expanded the site to provide up to 22 vaccination booths and open seven days per week.
“This is a great benefit for the people of Hume, a community that has been significantly impacted by COVID 19 over the past 18 months, says Don Tidbury, CEO of DPV Health. Having access to a large vaccination hub which trades every day, will provide opportunities for thousands of people to get vaccinated each week.”
The vaccination hub will operate seven days per week, initially from 9.30am to 5.30pm each day, with hours expected to increase over the coming weeks.
People are encouraged to book an appointment for their vaccination by calling 1300 DPV VAX (1300 378 829). They can also just walk-up, noting waiting times may be longer for people who haven’t pre-booked.
Pfizer is available to those who meet the eligibility criteria while Astra Zeneca is now available for all over the age of 18, following consultation with a nurse or doctor if required. Eligibility criteria can be checked by visiting www.health.gov.au
“The Broadmeadows Town Hall, is a well-known landmark in our community. It is very convenient for people to access via train, bus, and car or simply walking up, said Don Tidbury CEO DPV Health. We are also providing access to an interpreter service to assist our diverse community in answering any questions and supporting them through the simple process of being vaccinated.”
“As CEO, I am very proud of the work the DPV Health team are undertaking to protect our community. The expansion of Broadmeadows vaccination Hub, is complimented by the vaccination services operating from DPV Health’s Medical Centres in Broadmeadows and Mill Park and through DPV Health’s Mobile Vaccination units supporting High Risk Accommodation Response initiatives across Victoria.”
DPV Health are continuing to support the community with COVID testing at the Mernda Testing site in Schotters Road Mernda and through community outreach programs for those unable to attend a testing site.
*C-19 Network is a collaboration by Community Health organisations working together to implement effective, agile and locally driven COVID response programs: DPV Health, cohealth, EACH, IPC Health & Star Health
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