Dante receives second COVID-19 vaccine dose at Westmead Hospital

Westmead Vaccination hub Dante Canete (NUM) getting his second jab.

Dante Canete, the first frontline worker to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Westmead Hospital, received his second dose of the vaccine today as the successful rollout continues across NSW.

The Westmead Hospital emergency department nurse unit manager was eager to complete his COVID-19 vaccination after receiving the first jab three weeks ago.

“This is for the entire world. Let us heal all together,” was Mr Canete’s rallying cry before his first jab and he was equally optimistic following his second at the Westmead Hospital vaccination hub.

“I’m excited to have received the second jab and completed the vaccination process. Vaccination is a key step in healing together and getting back to our normal lives,” the 48-year-old father of four said.

As second doses of the vaccine began to be administered at Westmead Hospital, Western Sydney Local Health District chief executive Graeme Loy is pleased with the process, having received the first dose himself.

“I know firsthand that the care at Westmead Hospital’s vaccination hub is fantastic. It’s great to be part of the response to this pandemic,” My Loy said.

“Our health district has stood up to the challenges of COVID-19 and worked tirelessly to keep the community safe. From treating patients to running testing clinics and now vaccinating frontline workers, staff in western Sydney should be incredibly proud of their efforts. ”

The Westmead Hospital vaccination hub has been operating 12 hours a day, five days a week, and the hub will ramp up operations to vaccinate more people as the rollout continues.

NSW achieved its goal of vaccinating 35,000 frontline workers within the first three weeks of operation, with more vaccination hubs coming online at hospitals across the state.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccination in NSW, visit the NSW Health website.