East Grampians Health Services will be used as a COVID-19 vaccination sub-hub for the Grampians region.
EGHS chief executive Andrew Freeman said they would work with other healthcare providers to get the vaccine to those most at risk from the pandemic.
"East Grampians Health Service will work collaboratively with Stawell Regional Health, East Wimmera Health Service, and Maryborough District Health Service to facilitate the COVID-19 vaccine roll out across the region to residents in public residential aged care facilities, followed by health service staff in stages outlined by the Commonwealth Government," he said.
Ballarat Health Services will deliver these vaccines. The speed at which it does so will be determined by vaccine availability.
Mr Freeman the various healthcare providers in the region are well-equipped for the rollout.
"Extensive planning is taking place prior to the rollout of the vaccination program and each health service has its own qualified and educated immunisers," he said.
"The rollout of the vaccine to the community will be in stages as outlined by the Commonwealth government and is yet to be determined for the Grampians region."
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