Meet Colin Attwood, 92-year-old Kings Langley resident and COVID-19 vaccination legend.
Colin exercises every day, rides a scooter and has recently taken up filmmaking.
Being a role model for the young generations, he decided to take it a step further and completed his COVID-19 vaccination in style.
Colin celebrated booking his first appointment at the Blacktown Hospital clinic by making a custom shirt and cap reading: “Go for it!”
The former Blacktown City councillor wore them for his both appointments and gifted some caps to the staff.
“Everyone at the clinic loved it! I am glad I made the nurses and staff smile,” Colin said.
“I wanted to put myself forward as an example for everyone else. That’s what you need to do in life – expose the situation and make people talk about it.
“If it helps anyone decide to get vaccinated, I don’t mind being at the forefront. I am very happy that I’ve received my COVID-19 vaccine.
“I think everyone should go and get the jab when they can. This is how we can all move forward.”
COVID-19 affected everyone’s lifestyle and Colin was no exception.
“I haven’t been going out as much since the start of the pandemic,” he said.
“I am staying away from the crowds to keep myself and my family safe. I can’t wait to be able to get out and about.”
Colin’s wife Shonee has also received her vaccination. The pair are looking forward to holidaying together as soon as possible.
To check when you can get the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the Australian Government Vaccine Eligibility Checker website.
If you are not yet eligible, you can choose to register to be notified when the vaccine is available to you.
If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccination, please visit the Australian Department of Health website or call the National Coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline on 1800 020 080.
If you are a Western Sydney Local Health District staff member with a vaccination appointment enquiry, please speak to your line manager.