Plea for vax freedoms

Intaj Khan in front of his new billboard.(Damjan Janevski). 250097_01

By Alesha Capone

Former Wyndham councillor Intaj Khan has launched a new campaign aimed at allowing free movement for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Mr Khan has erected a campaign billboard at Sayers and Leakes roads in Laverton, and is planning to put up another in Williams Landing later this month.

“In my view there should be no more lockdowns for fully vaccinated people, borders should reopen and businesses have a chance to be saved,” Mr Khan said.

“It does not make sense to release people from lockdown once the 70 per cent target has been achieved, why do fully vaccinated people have to remain in lockdown for unvaccinated people to get vaccinated?

“In the current situation there is no clear road map for recovery, it is frustrating and only contributing to a growing financial and mental health disaster.”

Mr Khan said international vaccine passports should be created for international travel.

“The vaccinated families should be freely allowed to travel without any limits and do business with other fully vaccinated people,” he said.

Meanwhile, Werribee Mercy Hospital’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic delivered its 3000th jab into a recipient’s arm last week.

Ross Walker and his wife attended the clinic for their second vaccine dose last Tuesday.

The Werribee Mercy clinic has progressively increased the number of vaccines it has administered to about 360 vaccines each day, since opening to the public on August 11.

Mr Walker said that he and his wife’s only daughter was set to have her first baby in about 10 weeks.

“We haven’t been able to see her during this lockdown as she lives outside our five kilometre zone, but we really hope that everyone is vaccinated soon so that restrictions are eased and we get to see our second grandchild soon after the birth,” he said.

Werribee Mercy Hospital’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic started operating out of St Vincent’s Private, Werribee, earlier this week.

Hub nurse unit manager Angela Cook said: “We’re appealing for everyone from Wyndham to book in for their vaccination as soon as possible to protect everyone in our community from falling seriously ill from COVID-19”.

Details: or book at your local participating GP clinic, pharmacy or community centre.