Melbourne drag performer Frock Hudson was one of the LGBTIQ+ Victorians to get vaccinated at the state’s Pride Centre on Tuesday during a rainbow vaccination blitz.
The Victorian Pride Centre in St Kilda has opened a pop-up vaccine hub that’s running until Sunday (October 24).
It’s part of the Rainbow Vaccination Week running this week in Victoria, backed by the state government.
LGBTIQ+ organisations have come together to give queer community members safe and welcoming places to their Covid jab.
Other dedicated pop-up clinics across Melbourne are also providing inclusive spaces for LGBTIQ+ community to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Online resources are also available to answer community queries about COVID-19 vaccines, including common questions about their interaction with hormone, HIV and HIV prevention drugs.
I can’t whinge bout being in makeup and drag when the fabulous doctors & nurses are in PPE providing plenty of #fabjab’s for our communities at the @VicPrideCentre this week. Walk in or book an appointment and come in via Jackson Street for your first or second dose! pic.twitter.com/x6YMYg6kGl
— Frock Hudson (@FrockHudson) October 18, 2021
Supporting LGBTIQ+ Victorians to get vaccinated
Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ Commissioner Todd Fernando said the weeklong initiative was to reach community members who may be reluctant to use mainstream health services.
“Our aim is to really ensure as many people as possible feel comfortable when getting vaccinated,” he said.
“We’ve heard concerns about hesitancy and about vaccination hubs not being particularly friendly for some members of our community.
“This is a way in which we remove some of these barriers and support our communities on the ground.”
On Monday, 89.2% of Victorians had received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 66.5% were fully vaccinated.
— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) October 19, 2021
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