Vaccination for Vulnerable People
(Community Recognition Statement, 9 June 2021, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
On behalf of the Sydney electorate, I congratulate those involved in the joint program to provide access to COVID vaccination for very vulnerable people in the inner city.
A joint program involving NSW Health, Kirketon Road Centre, St Vincent's Hospital, the City of Sydney, St Vincent de Paul Society and Ozanam Learning Centre will provide both COVID-19 testing and vaccination for very vulnerable people in Woolloomooloo. The program reaches out to people sleeping rough and less mobile, frail and at-risk residents who are unable to get to other vaccination outlets. We know that these vulnerable groups are more likely to have underlying medical concerns and will be more at risk of serious illness if they get COVID – and are less able to isolate and socially distance from others. It is vital to protect them catching easily transmissible disease and prevent community transmission. The program will help these vulnerable people to protect themselves, their families, their neighbours and the wider community by getting vaccinated for COVID. I congratulate those involved with this creative and compassionate program that will help make sure everyone is included in our response to the pandemic.