A NORMAL end to the school year may be in sight for the region's year 12 students, with priority COVID-19 vaccines booking available as part of a state-wide vaccine blitz.
As part of Victoria's year 12 vaccine blitz, a dedicated hotline has been established to book students into their closest vaccination clinic or GP.
A Wimmera Health Care Group spokesperson said the health service will host two vaccine sessions at its Horsham clinic, on September 11 and September 16.
Students can receive a vaccine with a parent or a signed consent form or can consent after a discussion with a Wimmera Health Care Group immuniser.
The spokesperson said most students in remote towns would find it easier to to go to their local GP for a vaccine and are encouraged to do so.
The Victorian government aims for all year 12 students to have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by September 17, with the exam period beginning on October 5.
Bookings to the Wimmera Health Care Group's Horsham vaccination clinic can be made via the Victorian government vaccine hotline on 1800 675 398.
The hotline will prioritise vaccines for year 12 students.
The first day of the VCE vaccination blitz saw 30,000 calls placed by final year students looking to receive a priority vaccine.
Victorian COVID response commander Jeroen Weimar said anyone who wanted a vaccination would get one after almost half of the eligible student population applied for a spot in the first morning.
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