SETTING a record for Greater Shepparton when it comes to Covid, one local family has four generations now vaccinated against the virus.
Heading up the family quartet is Aileen Hendy, aged 92 from Mooroopna, who had her first jab in April followed by a second in
July. “I think everyone should have it if we want to get back to normal,” said Aileen.
Her daughter, Anne Finn, 71 also had her first jab in April followed by the second in July. “I have three things I want,” she said, looking at the ‘SSS’ on the palm of her hand, “Sport, school and shopping,” she said.
Anne’s daughter, Tina Sicali aged 49, who had her first jab in May and second in June said, “I just want to get back to normal and I did it to protect my family.”
The last one in the quartet was Tina’s daughter Zoe Sicali, aged18, who had her first shot last month. “I want to be able to see my friends and of course, I’m 18, I want to party.”
At present, 67 percent of Greater Shepparton have had one dose while 39.4 percent have had two doses.
The Vaccination Centre at the McIntosh Centre is open weekdays, Tuesday evenings and Saturdays. There are appointments available at the McIntosh Centre and online bookings can be made for all state vaccination centres at portal.cvms.vic.gov.au/ or by calling 1800 675 398. GV Health are currently planning to extend their hours of operation to ensure all people can book in a suitable time.
General practices and community pharmacies are also providing COVID-19 vaccinations and further information can be found at covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility.