Industry and migrant workers vaccinated on-site

Vaccinations in high-risk industries were made accessible through the partnership of several organisations.
Over the past month, more than 1,500 vaccinations have been provided to North Coast workers including those in Clarence Valley and Richmond Valley.
Healthy North Coast and partners made it possible for workers to access vaccinations at a time and location that suited the workers.
At the Casino Food Co-Op,300 workers were vaccinated through onsite clinics with vaccination also offered to family and friends of staff.

Mountain Blue Farms at Tabulam vaccinated 550 staff including 150 migrant workers.

At NORCO in Lismore and Raleigh, 700 workers were offered vaccinations.
Casino Food Co-Op HR manager Dan Smith said the partnership with Healthy North Coast made it much easier for workers to be vaccinated.
“Our staff have also been able to access dedicated vaccination sessions in local general practices,” Mr Smith said.
Healthy North Coast chief executive Julie Sturgess said Healthy North Coast had worked closely with industries that employed seasonal migrant workers to ensure the complexities of vaccinating offshore workers were addressed.
“Solutions were found for employees who had partial vaccination prior to arrival in Australia, as well as those who required both doses.”
Healthy North Coast partnered with Regional NSW, Business NSW, Regional Development Australia and the North Coast Public Health Unit to support vaccination in high-risk business and industry.

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