THE HON. GREG HUNT MP
Federal Member for Flinders
Minister for Health and Aged Care
Residents across the Mornington Peninsula are being encouraged to “Arm Yourself”, in a major new advertising campaign to promote the COVID-19 vaccinations.
This new campaign features a variety of people with a band aid on their arm, representing being vaccinated. In this way, they are providing the best defence against hospitalisation and death from COVID-19.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP said the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way Australians can protect themselves, their loved ones, the people they care about and the wider community.
“Across the Mornington Peninsula, I encourage everyone to book in for vaccination to Arm Yourself against COVID-19 through the eligibility checker and finder service at australia.gov.au,” Minister Hunt said.
“This advertising strategy has always been designed to evolve in line with the vaccination program and is now happening with increased supply of vaccines, particularly the Pfizer vaccine.”
“More than 10.4 million vaccinations have now been administered. Importantly those most at risk are increasingly being protected with three quarters of those over the age of 70 having received a vaccine”.
“Mornington Peninsula residents who have armed themselves with the vaccine know they are protecting themselves and our community and we thank them for that as we encourage others to now do make their vaccination booking,”
The new advertisements are a step change from the previous campaign and reflect the step up in the vaccination rollout.
More than 900 general practices around the nation are now administering the Pfizer vaccine today, with a total of more than 5,000 GPs offering Astra Zeneca.
The number of practices giving the Pfizer vaccine will be further increased to 1,300 by the end of July, along with up to 135 Commonwealth Vaccination Clinics and approximately 90 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS).
All up, there are more than 5,000 GPs administering vaccines, including the AstraZeneca vaccine.