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South Western Sydney vaccine rollout hits 100,000 mark

South Western Sydney has recorded the 100,000th dose of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

Electrical engineer Nihad Malih was the 100,000th person to be vaccinated by South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) staff since the Liverpool vaccination centre opened its doors in February this year.

He said he felt lucky and incredibly happy to be the 100,000th person to receive their injection. It was Mr Malih’s second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

“It is a wonderful milestone and I encourage people in the wider community to do the right thing and to book their vaccination to protect themselves, their loved ones and the community,’’ he said.

“The vaccination is safe. Getting vaccinated will protect our community and help our lives start to go back to normal.’’

Nihad Malih celebrates being the 100,000th person to receive the Covid-19 vaccine with nurse Buddhi Dawadi.

SWSLHD chief executive Amanda Larkin said all staff deserved the highest praise for achieving this wonderful milestone and for their devotion to administering the vaccine and to keeping the community safe.

“To reach the 100,000th dose requires a terrific team effort from staff from across the District, including our nursing, medical and pharmacy staff,’’ Ms Larkin said.

“This outstanding milestone also coincides with the opening of our second vaccination centre, the South Western Sydney vaccination centre at Macquarie Fields.

“This new vaccination centre increases the capacity of our staff to administer the vaccine rollout in this district and to further protect our residents, families and the wider community.’’

SWSLHD urges everyone to get vaccinated as soon as it is possible. In doing so, you take an important step to protect yourself, your loved ones and the community.

Across NSW, more than 4 million vaccinations have now been administered – 4,053,592 according to today’s figures.

Community members can find out more about Covid-19 vaccination and book their appointment through the vaccine eligibility checker at https://covidvaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

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