Kyle Sandilands, host of the #1 breakfast radio show in Sydney, received his second COVID-19 vaccination at the Westmead Hospital vaccination clinic today – one of thousands of doses being delivered in western Sydney.
With Sydney in lockdown, the KIIS1065 host was eager to complete his COVID vaccination after receiving the first jab at Westmead Hospital a handful of weeks ago.
“I feel good! I felt nothing, it just went into my arm, felt great. I waited for the 15 minutes and now – fully vaccinated. Feeling good; feeling like we’re on top of it,” Kyle said.
“We’re vaccinated for everything when we’re children and this is how we’ve lived a free, happy life and I thought, ‘if we’re going to get locked down or vaccinated, there’s no choice’. Vaccinate!
Who wants to be locked down? It seems like a no-brainer to me.”
It comes as the NSW Government announced it will enhance its contribution to the Federal Government’s vaccine rollout by prioritising teachers and aged care workers in the Fairfield, Canterbury Bankstown and Liverpool local government areas due to the risk of COVID-19.
“At first we were worried about looking after the elderly and the frail and still to this day I think that’s a big problem out there. The more people that get vaccinated, the safer the more-vulnerable are,” Kyle added.
“Now the kids with the (Delta) variant, younger people, it’s just time to get on board, get yourself vaccinated and then we’ll get rid of this thing for as long as possible or be as safe as we can.”
Three new mass vaccination centres and a large vaccination clinic will open in NSW in the coming weeks, adding to the 100 NSW Health vaccination clinics and outreach locations across the state.
Western Sydney Local Health District’s (WSLHD) vaccination outreach team has also been administering doses across western Sydney – including vaccinating vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees in Parramatta and Aboriginal communities at the Marrin Weejali Aboriginal Corporation in Mount Druitt.
WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy said he is pleased to see that a great percentage of the eligible population is coming forward to receive the vaccination.
“Vaccination is an important measure to protect against COVID-19 and I encourage those who are yet to book an appointment to take up this opportunity,” Graeme said.
The Westmead Hospital COVID-19 vaccination clinic is one of two clinics operated by WSLHD with the other at Blacktown Hospital. Bookings are required for both clinics.