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    Member for Lowan Emma Kealy.

Kealy: Wimmera pupils overlooked in vaccination plan

Primary school aged children in the Wimmera will have to travel outside the region to access new State Government COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

Thirty state-run clinics for children aged five to 11 will be set-up at primary schools across Victoria from this week as the government plans to protect students before they return to school at the end of this month. 

Pop-up clinics will be open to all children aged five to 11, not just those attending the school hosting the clinic. 

The Wimmera, southern Mallee and Western District have not been listed to host a pop-up vaccination clinic.

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Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has criticised the decision to not provide a pop-up clinic in the Wimmera.

“The demand for vaccinations among the five to 11 age group is high, and the government should be doing all it can to help people who wish for their children to be vaccinated to access an appointment,” she said.

“Labor and independent Upper House MPs in Western Victoria have failed to stand up for our region and must remember that they were elected to represent Victorians who live in country Victoria too, not just the city.” 

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