Sumary of Vic pop-up vax hubs for hotspots, schools:
- As the state reported 392 new local infections on Sunday, Premier Daniel Andrews announced 100 pop-up vaccination hubs will be established across 100 “priority postcodes”.
- “The Hume, Dandenong and Casey local government areas, which have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the state, will be the first to welcome five community-based pop-ups.
- They will open within the next fortnight, and Mr Andrews said demand will determine how long they stay before moving on.
- “These pop-ups are all about removing another barrier, taking the vaccination program to you,” Mr Andrews said.
- “Of the new cases announced on Sunday, 255 were from Melbourne’s north and another 89 came from the western suburbs.
- In a further bid to vaccinate those areas as part of a three-week blitz, Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed an additional 400,000 Pfizer and Moderna doses would be sent to Victoria.
- Mr Andrews, who castigated the federal government over claims Sydney had received an unfair share of Pfizer vaccines last week, said he wasn’t tipped off about the announcement.
- The health department confirmed 107 of Sunday’s new cases have been linked to known outbreaks, with the source of the remaining 285 still under investigation.