Mayor receives second ‘jab’

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Blacktown City Mayor, Tony Bleasdale OAM, has rolled up his sleeve and received his second AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination.

Mayor Bleasdale received his first ‘jab’ back in April and was determined to complete the full course of vaccination.

“Vaccination is our greatest weapon in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

“If the community wants to avoid further damaging lockdowns and restrictions we must all get the ‘jab’.

“Medical experts tell us that we need around 80 percent of the population vaccinated before we can safeguard our communities from the virus.

“The health and wellbeing of our City’s residents and businesses is front and centre in all Council’s services and that’s why I’m joining the call for everyone who can, to get vaccinated.

“Many of our businesses are facing ruin due to the on-again-off-again COVID shutdowns and restrictions and there’s no end of hardship and hurt being caused by the loss of social gatherings, school closures, family get togethers, sporting competitions and entertainment.

“While vaccination is our greatest weapon in this fight we must all continue to play our part by adhering to the Public Health orders, wearing masks, maintain social distancing, washing our hands and getting tested when we show any flu-like symptoms.

“Together we can beat this pandemic and get back to enjoying our normal lives again.” Mayor Bleasdale said.

Mayor Bleasdale had both his vaccinations at the St Martins Village Medical Centre, courtesy of Dr. Kumar.

Photo: Dr Kumar of St Martins Village Medical Centre in Blacktown administers Mayor Bleasdale’s second AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination.

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