Parramatta Lord Mayor joins campaign to increase vaccination

MAYORS and council workers are united in one voice to urge the state’s local government workforce to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said mayors are taking part in a social media video while council workers are featuring in case studies to encourage other local government workers to get the jab.

“There are more than 48,000 people employed by our state’s 128 local councils and they are vital to keeping our local communities ticking, particularly during challenging times,” Mrs Hancock said.

“These council workers are at the frontline of our communities keeping our streets clean, bins emptied and parks maintained, and we are urging them to get vaccinated so everyone can be and feels safe.

“I am delighted that mayors and council workers are united in their call for the NSW’s local government workforce to roll up their sleeve and protect their colleagues, communities and families from COVID-19.

“Mayors from Greater Hume, Hay, Hornsby, Parramatta and Tamworth feature in a video to spread the message to other mayors, councillors and staff to get vaccinated.

“Council staff from Ballina, Bayside and Gilgandra councils are profiled in case studies to spread the word to other local government workers.”

The promotional materials form part of a campaign launched by the NSW Government last month to encourage the state’s local government workforce to get the jab.

To book a COVID-19 vaccination, visit www.nsw.gov.au

IMAGE: Parramatta Lord Mayor, Bob Dwyer.

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