Port Macquarie Community Preschool's managing director Megan Jones says she would support a NSW Government mandate to ensure parents whose children attended the centre were fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Childhood educators and anyone else who works at the centre (including maintenance workers) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under the current NSW Government guidelines by November 8.
However the same rules have not been introduced for parents whose children attend the centre.
"If it's mandatory for early childhood educators to be vaccinated, I would support parents to be fully vaccinated as well," Ms Jones said.
"That's my personal opinion."
Under current COVID-19 health regulations parents are not allowed in the centre and must pick up and drop of their children via a staff member while wearing masks, unless they have an exemption.
Ms Jones said there is also the no jab no play vaccination orders, which is where children have to be vaccinated to attend early childhood settings in NSW.
Currently there is no COVID-19 vaccine available to children under the age of 12.
Ms Jones said she thinks a mandate to ensure parents were vaccinated against COVID-19 would be a good step forward, given vaccines have been shown to reduce the need for hospital care and the risk of death.
The MNCLHD is running walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Coffs Harbour, Kempsey and Port Macquarie at the following times:
Coffs Harbour walk-in (Pfizer)
C.ex Coffs - Friday (8 October) - 9am to 4pm
Port Macquarie walk-in (Pfizer)
35 Grant Street - Friday (8 October) - 9am to 4pm
Kempsey District Hospital (River Street entrance) - Friday 8 October - 9am to 4pm.
No appointment is necessary, just bring your Medicare card and photo ID. Please remember to wear your mask and observe physical distancing at all times.
Find available bookings at the Commonwealth Government's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder (previously eligibility checker), or you can also call Health Direct on 1800 571 155 for assistance to book.
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