MELBOURNE: Greek Community launches vaccination hub at its Thornbury church

MELBOURNE: Greek Community launches vaccination hub at its Thornbury church 1

The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) Australia, announced that it will launch a pop-up vaccination hub at its Greek Orthodox Church of St George in Thornbury to help the local community get their COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the announcement the GCM has partnered with DPV Health to administer COVID-19 vaccines from Friday 27 August until Monday 30 August.

“I am pleased that we are working with the Victorian Department of Health to bring the vaccination closer to people in a setting that’s familiar to them. COVID-19 vaccines are free, safe and voluntary. Choosing to get vaccinated helps protect our family and our community.” said the GCM President GCM president Bill Papastergiadis.

The GCM has been working with health authorities who will administer age-appropriate COVID-19 vaccines of both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca across the four days. Walk-ins will be accepted from the early morning, and bookings accepted into the late afternoon.

The Church Hall will accommodate ample space for six booths, with plenty of street parking in the area.

There will be Greek speaking doctors, as well as translators on site if people wish to seek out advice around the COVID-19 vaccine and any safety concerns they may have.

Community members are encouraged to bring their family and friends along to get vaccinated.


THE VACCINATION POP UP:
ST GEORGE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
66 St DAVID STREET, THORNBURY,
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA
Friday 27 August –  Monday 30 August
9:00AM to 6:30PM