Healthcare students from Western Sydney University answered the call to arms to help vaccinate Year 12 students across Sydney’s south-west and west.
More than 70 medical, nursing, paramedicine and other allied health students put their hands up to be involved in the ‘Western students for Western students’ initiative, coordinated by Western Sydney Local Health District.
The WSU students form part of a much-needed surge workforce to support vaccinations for Year 12s from the Local Government Areas of concern.
“When we put the call out to be part of a program to fast-track vaccinations for Year 12s from across the affected LGAs, many of our students came forward wanting to put their skills to use and help,” said Professor Annemarie Hennessy, Pro Vice-Chancellor Health and Medicine at WSU.
“This is an excellent initiative that is set to make an enormous difference to the students and our local communities of western and south-western Sydney at this critical time.” WSU is also supporting the COVID-19 response with the establishment of testing clinics on its Parramatta campus.