Need for vaccination apparent for community safety

Carinbundi is proud to work with other local community organisations to help improve the vaccination rate.

By Angela Norval

No one appreciates the importance of vaccination more than Carinbundi CEO Clive Pearce.

With most of Carinbundi’s clients living with a disability, he is well aware of the importance of protecting the community.

Covid would have a disproportionate impact on those who are immuno-compromised and those with limited mobility are susceptible to more severe infections.

There is also a strong onus on families and disability support workers as they are out in the community, interacting with a variety of different people.

Carinbundi is proud that the majority of its staff and customers are already vaccinated.

Following the success of its last Covid vaccination clinic, Carinbundi teamed up with two other local organisations – Rugby Bundaberg and the Catholic Parish of Bundaberg – to host another clinic from Monday 25 October to Friday 3 December.

Aspen Medical will again be providing the medical expertise for the vaccination clinic at The Waves Sports Complex, with entry via 20 Thabeban Street.

“This is a fine example of community organisations coming together to make a difference and help protect the people in our community,” Mr Pearce said.

“We know the borders will be opening soon so we want the people of Bundaberg to protect themselves, their families and their community.

“At Carinbundi we want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to be vaccinated and therefore will be running our vaccination hub from Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm, and Friday 9am to 2pm, to provide that availability and flexibility for those who are shift workers.”

Priority will be given to people living with a disability, disability workers and their families, but jabs will be available to every eligible person.

There is a wealth of car parking available, toilet facilities, easy access and plenty of space.

Anybody coming along to the clinic is asked to bring their Medicare card along with photo identification.

“Carinbundi as a not-for-profit organisation has proudly been a part of the Bundaberg community for 22 years, and this is another great example of us being able to work together with others within our regional area to really make a difference,” Mr Pearce said.