On 15 October, Monash Health’s South East Public Health Unit and partner organisations reached the significant milestone of administering over one million COVID-19 vaccinations to our community in the south-east catchment.
Since COVID first arrived in Australia in 2020 Monash Health quickly set up programs to prevent and respond to the spread of COVID-19 in the south-east suburbs of Melbourne and along the Peninsula. A important part of that work has been rolling out the COVID-19 vaccination program to the community in a joint effort with our community and partners.
Monash Health’s Director South East Public Health Unit, Professor Rhonda Stuart said the one million vaccine doses milestone is a testament to community desire to work together to keep people safe.
“Every single COVID-19 vaccination of the one million doses administered is helping us pave the pathway back to the life we all know and cherish,” Professor Stuart said.
“To everyone who plays a role at the health services, hospitals, local councils and community leaders supporting the community to be vaccinated: thank you for your ongoing and outstanding work.
“The enthusiasm we continue to see from people booking their vaccination appointments or walking in to one of our pop-up clinics is incredible, and we look forward to welcoming the many people to come.”
To find the latest information regarding vaccination and our clinics, please visit the Monash Health SEPHU website.
Monash Health’s South East Public Health Unit acknowledges our partners:
Vaccination Partners: Connect Health & Community, Peninsula Health, Central Bayside Community Health Services, EACH, Star Health, Alfred Health, St John of God Berwick Hospital, Cabrini, Holmesglen Private Hospital, Mulgrave Private Hospital, Peninsula Private Hospital, The Avenue Hospital, Monash University, Monash Health Community
Engagement Partners: Enliven, City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey, Cardinia Shire Council, City of Monash, Bayside City Council, Frankston City Council, Mornington Peninsula Shire, City of Glen Eira, City of Stonnington, City of Port Phillip, City of Kingston, Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network, South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network, Women’s Health in the South East, Latrobe Community Health Service, South East Community Links, Southern Migrant Refugee Centre, Centre for Multicultural Youth, and bicultural workers and CALD Taskforce community leaders, Department of Health, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, Department of Education and Training