The Australian Government is releasing an additional 130,000 vaccines to support Victoria to accelerate vaccinations in the state, including in the Whittlesea Local Government Area. This support will be provided through an immediate release of 40,000 doses this week and an additional 15,000 doses each week for six weeks. Further, from Monday, the Altona North Commonwealth Vaccination Clinic will commence vaccination with the Pfizer vaccine, this is in addition to the AstraZeneca vaccine they are currently administering. All 16 residential aged care facilities in the Whittlesea Local Government Area are fully vaccinated. In the surrounding Local Government Areas of Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland and Nillumbik, 66 of the 67 residential aged care facilities have received at least one dose with the final residential aged care facility in these Local Government Area’s to receive their first dose clinic this week. There are 598 residential aged care facilities in Victoria. 569 facilities have received a first dose clinic, with 361 fully vaccinated with both doses. The remaining 29 facilities will be prioritised. The Government will provide further support as required to help Victoria to respond to this outbreak.