To boost COVID-19 vaccination rates for the youngest Western Australians, the government is ‘taking it to the streets’ by offering free passes to the zoo or movies to each five to 11-year old who gets vaccinated during the school holidays.
Pop-up clinics are also coming to 11 sites including Rockingham Shopping Centre, which is offering free movie tickets and 2-for-1 choc bombs, and May Drive Parkland playground, where there will be a face painting fairy and garden games.
In Australia, 31.72 percent of young children are double-dosed, and about 30.5 percent have received two in Western Australia (WA).
Environment Minister Reece Whitby welcomed the collaboration with the state’s biggest school holiday attractions, saying that a day out at the zoo is an excellent reward for ‘rolling up’.
“Perth Zoo is one of Western Australia’s most beloved attractions and I am so pleased we are able to offer children who get vaccinated at the pop-up clinic this school holidays a free entry pass to visit the zoo,” she said in a statement.