South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) chief executive Amanda Larkin has thanked the young people in the priority 16-to-39 years age group for rolling up their sleeves to receive the free Pfizer vaccination at clinics across the region.
The priority vaccination blitz has been hailed a "great success" with the district working with NSW Health to ramp up capacity to deliver the additional 530,000 doses provided by the Commonwealth Government to this priority group in the 12 Local Government Areas of concern.
Ms Larkin urged young people to make a booking at the South Western Sydney Vaccination Centre at Macquarie Fields, Liverpool Vaccination Clinic, Prairiewood Vaccination Clinic and the Bankstown PCYC Vaccination Clinic. She said increasing vaccination in this age group protects people from serious illness and death and reduces the likelihood someone will acquire and spread the virus.
"It's a great step forward to keep our community safe,'' Ms Larkin said of the vaccination blitz which is available to available for 16-to-39 year olds living in CanterburyBankstown, Liverpool, Fairfield and Campbelltown Local Government Areas.
"Vaccination is a major step towards our lives starting to return to normal, to seeing our extended family members and friends again and to enjoying more freedoms in our daily activities.''
This blitz coincides with the launch of the District's #protectsouthwest and #igotjabbed social media campaign for young people.
People can join the campaign by changing their Facebook profile picture with the new Protect South West frame. People can find the frame by searching SWSLHD or visiting bit.ly/37PeRXC.