17.06.2021Metro Trains staff step up to get vaccinated
Expanded eligibility for public transport workers in Victoria has paved the way for some Metro Trains staff to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
CEO Raymond O’Flaherty joined colleagues from Metro’s Infrastructure and Stations teams, who were keen and eligible to get vaccinated at Monash Health’s Sandown Racecourse hub.
Mr O’Flaherty urged public transport workers who are eligible to consider the opportunity to get vaccinated now.
“We all want to move beyond this pandemic and get back to our normal way of life and vaccination is our best hope,” Mr O’Flaherty said.
In May, health authorities announced expanded eligibility for public transport workers in frontline roles.
In keeping with the current public health advice, a group of eight frontline Metro employees got their first vaccinations.