Commonwealth Bank is opening dedicated vaccination centres, initially in Sydney’s local government areas (LGAs) of concern, as part of an accelerated corporate vaccination pilot program to help vaccinate its employees and families against COVID-19.
Following the successful opening of the first vaccination centre in Parramatta at the beginning of August, centres in Bankstown and Hurstville opened last week, with Blacktown, Cabramatta, Auburn, Liverpool and Campbelltown centres opening this week. Work is progressing to stand-up additional vaccination centres in other LGAs of concern in NSW over the coming weeks.
The pilot program is currently open on a voluntary basis to all CommBank employees, their families and members of their household, who live in the NSW LGAs of concern. Priority access is given to those in customer-facing roles. Bookings are then available for all employees who live in those LGAs, their families and household members.
The opening of the new centres coincides with the bank’s rollout of rapid antigen testing for branch staff in the same LGAs of concern.
The vaccination program is being run by CBA’s corporate health provider, Vitality Works, whose experienced team of nurses operate the bank’s annual flu shot service.
CBA plans to extend the program nationally as more vaccine supplies become available. A survey of more than 11,000 bank employees last week revealed that almost 90 per cent of staff intend to get vaccinated.