Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Medical Research; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Science

    West Coast Eagles back push for WA vaccination rates to soar

    8/09/2021 12:30 PM
     
    • West Coast Eagles players and staff received the COVID-19 vaccine at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre Clinic this morning
    • Players encourage the wider community to get vaccinated
    • More than 1.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in WA

    Fifty West Coast Eagles players and staff, led by captain Luke Shuey, rolled up their sleeves and received a COVID-19 Pfizer vaccination in Perth this morning.

     

    The club took the opportunity to get vaccinated at the State-run Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre Clinic after the close of the 2021 AFL season.

     

    Western Australians are urged to follow the Eagles' lead and get vaccinated as soon as possible.

     

    Everyone aged over 16 years are now eligible to get vaccinated. People can visit https://rollup.wa.gov.au to register and book their vaccination appointments.

     

    WA Health State COVID-19 vaccination clinics are available in more than 100 locations across Western Australia, with sites listed on the HealthyWA website.

     

    COVID-19 vaccinations are also provided by a range of GPs, GP respiratory clinics and pharmacies across the State. People are encouraged to speak to their local health care provider to find out more.

     

    More than 1.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Western Australia so far.

     

    Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:

     

    "The message for the community continues to be clear: if you are eligible to get vaccinated, please book your appointment and get vaccinated as soon as you can.

     

    "Roll up for WA - as the West Coast Eagles have done today - and get vaccinated against COVID-19.

     

    "This is your chance to kick a goal for Western Australia - roll up your sleeve and get vaccinated."

     

    Comments attributed to West Coast Eagles captain Luke Shuey:

     

    "To keep our loved ones and the community safe we all need to do our bit and get vaccinated.

     

    "It's the only way to get life back to some normality, and getting the jab was a really quick and easy process.

     

    "We would encourage everyone who is eligible to roll up their sleeves."

     

    Minister's office -  6552 6500