Students help roll out vaccination program
It’s been a real community effort to reach more than 95% double dose vaccination for our region.
This has included support from health students, just like Bevan.
He is one of the many students who have been a part of the workforce at our Community Vaccination Hub in Norlane, helping to protect our community against COVID-19.
Bevan is a Deakin University fourth year medical student, who has been administering vaccinations at the at the former Ford factory in Geelong for the past month after completing his training.
Bevan has said that it is rewarding to be a part of the vaccine effort and to help people in the community gain protection against COVID-19 and return a sense of normality to their lives. He's also one of nearly 600 future doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists and paramedics who've been helping to roll out the vaccination program across Victoria.
As part of the program, students are provided with all the training needed to work in our vaccination hubs – including how to prepare and administer each of the vaccines we've got available. Each position can be up to six months long – and for some courses, they count towards clinical placement hours, meaning students can complete their degrees faster.
Students like Bevan have been crucial to helping us roll out over 10 million vaccines this year – but the job isn't done yet.
For more information on the program click here.
PHOTO: Bevan pictured at the community Vaccination Hub in Norlane.