Priority will be given to ECEC staff in ACT booster drive

Priority will be given to ECEC staff in ACT booster drive

by Freya Lucas

January 18, 2022

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) staff will be prioritised to receive a COVID-19 booster at the Canberra Airport vaccination clinic when it reopens on 24 January 2022, alongside teachers and other education staff.

 

The clinic will initially prioritise booster appointments for school-based and ECEC staff working with children who will be invited to book a priority appointment. People in this priority group will be eligible to receive their booster three-months after they have completed their primary vaccination course from 24 January.

 

Education staff who are eligible for a priority appointment will be contacted directly by the ACT Education Directorate or their employer with details on how to book their appointment.

 

Chief Minister Andrew Barr said vaccination is the best way to prevent serious illness and reduce transmission and disease.

 

“There has been a strong early take-up of vaccination in the five to 11 years age group, with around one quarter of children in this age group having received a vaccine in the first week of the program,” said Mr Barr.

 

“We are planning for school return for Term One. All five to 11 year olds in the ACT will have the opportunity to get a first dose before school goes back.”

 

From next week the general public can also make their booster appointments at the Canberra Airport site online using MyDHR or by contacting the Vaccination Booking Line on 02 5124 7700 (open 7am to 7pm, daily).

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