Construction workers grab a jab at Bunnings

Sunbury MP Josh Bull at the Sunbury Bunnings vaccination pop-up. (Supplied)

Construction workers were urged to roll up their sleeves today at a pop-up vaccination clinic at Bunnings Sunbury.

Organised in collaboration with industry workers fund Incolink, the pop-up site at the Sunbury hardware store was one of several such locations set up to get more construction workers vaccinated.

An Incolink spokesperson said they hoped to vaccinate 20,000 – 30,000 workers across the state through their pop-up program.

Victorian tradespeople are now required to provide evidence to their employer that they have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination or evidence of a medical exemption.

The Incolink health bus was stationed outside the Sunbury Bunnings administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the morning and afternoon.

Sunbury MP Josh Bull said he welcomed the initiative.

“I strongly urge workers and all Victorians to grab a jab if they haven’t done so already,” Mr Bull said.

“It’s the best way to protect yourselves, your mates and your families, and will help us all get back to doing the things we love.”

Master Builders Victoria chief executive Rebecca Casson joined several other high ranking executives from within the industry in supporting the vaccine push.

“It’s time to get on with the jab, so Victoria can re-open and we can all get back to work,” Ms Casson said.

“This is about making it as easy as possible for building and construction workers to get vaccinated and playing our part to build overall vaccination rates as quickly as possible.”

Oliver Lees