Community leaders join forces to promote COVID-19 vaccination

The East Grampians Health Service COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic reached a huge milestone during the last week of July, administering its 5000th dose of vaccine.

The 5000th dose of vaccine was administered by nurse immuniser Narelle House to Marie Barclay, pictured receiving her vaccination.

Leaders from the civic, sporting and political fields, as well as East Grampians Health Service, also joined forces in a call out for residents across the Ararat region to get their COVID-19 vaccination.

Member for Ripon Louise Staley, President of the Greater Ararat Business Network Maria Whitford, President of Ararat Football Netball Club David Hosking, Ararat Rural City CEO Dr Tim Harrison, East Grampians Health Service CEO Andrew Freeman, Ararat Ambulance Team Leader Ambrose Cashin, East Grampians Health Service Director of Medical Services Dr Sophie Ping and Ararat Rural City Mayor Jo Armstrong came together to encourage the community to roll up their sleeves, as each of them have done over past weeks. All are proud to have received their COVID-19 vaccination.

From Monday August 2, anyone aged 40-59 are now able to receive the Pfizer vaccination at the EGHS Clinic, as well as pregnant women 16 years and over and employees in the aged care, disability and health worker fields. All teachers who care for students who are disabled will also be eligible to receive a vaccination.

Appointments can be made by using the online booking system at or phoning 5352 9363 or 1800 675 398.

By getting vaccinated you are protecting yourself, your family and your community and ensuring we can get back to a normal way of life as soon as possible.