We understand that the last 18 months have been extremely challenging for local businesses. According to the Victorian Government, a critical step to getting out of lockdown is to ensure as many people seeking a vaccine are vaccinated against COVID-19 as possible. With Melbourne’s North undergoing high rates of COVID-19 infection, NORTH Link, Melbourne’s North Food Group and Caravan Industry Victoria have joined forces with Northern Health to provide information about COVID-19 vaccination to employers and their employees. Due to increasing case numbers in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, thousands of additional vaccines are soon arriving from both the Victorian Government and Federal Government – to help more community members in our local area access the vaccine. For your safety, and the safety of your loved ones, we encourage you to book in to one of the vaccination centres or keep an eye out for one of the pop-up clinics. Locations of vaccination centres can be viewed at: www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccination-centres. To book a vaccine appointment: or The choices you will find through the booking system include Northern Health’s Vaccination Centre at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre (PRACC) Ferres Boulevard, South Morang.  There’s also Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Town Hall Broadmeadows and the old Ford factory site in Campbellfield, community health services including DPV Health, or your local GP. COVID-19 vaccines are free and are available for everyone aged 12 years and over. Vaccines are very safe and effective at preventing infection and serious illness from COVID-19, including new variants. The more people who get vaccinated, the greater the protection for those vaccinated and the whole community. If you have concerns about your health and being vaccinated, the best person to talk to is your local GP or regular health professional. If you have any general queries regarding vaccination, visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au. We thank you for helping protect our northern community. Stay safe and well.