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Vaccination bus takes to the road

2021-09-16

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Goulburn Valley Health’s COVID-19 vaccination bus has commenced its journey across the region to bring the much needed vaccine to people.

Starting this month, the vaccination bus is travelling across the LPHU catchment area to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations.

Its coverage includes the local government areas of Greater Shepparton, Moira Shire, Benalla Shire, Strathbogie Shire, Mitchell Shire, Mansfield Shire, Murrindindi Shire and Campaspe Shire.

The vaccination bus aims to address key barriers to accessing COVID-19 vaccinations, including geographical distance, access to transport, and the various challenges people face in their everyday lives.

GV Health worked collaboratively with Dyson Group Shepparton to make the vaccination bus concept come to fruition.

“We are delighted that the vaccination bus vision has now become a reality with support from the Dyson Group. It is GV Health’s role to vaccinate as many people as possible in the catchment area - the vaccination bus will help us reach isolated communities and enable people to be vaccinated close to where they live”, said Matt Sharp, GV Health Chief Executive.

The vaccination bus contains three vaccination pods, in a COVID Safe environment, and is disability-friendly. It will offer both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccinations in line with the Government’s vaccination guidelines.

The GV Health team is working collaboratively with stakeholders across the LPHU region in all aspects of managing the mobile vaccination bus model of care.

If you see “Jabba the Bus” in your community, be sure to stop by and say hello!

More information will soon be available about Jabba’s schedule.

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