First jabs for Castlemaine

90-year-old retired nurse, Castlemaine's Betty Kellett receives the first Covid-19 vaccination jab at Penhall yesterday with Penhall associate nurse unit manger, nurse Emily Brabon administering the shot as Penhall nurse unit manger Shannon Uren and Bendigo Health registered nurse Vivien Boyer look on. Photo: Eve Lamb

It was history in the making as the Covid-19 vaccine rollout began in Castlemaine yesterday.
The first of the all-important jabs were administered to residents and to priority front line staff at Castlemaine Health aged care facilities Penhall, Thompson and Ellery House.
The first resident to receive the Pfizer vaccine was 90-year-old retired nurse Betty Kellett at Penhall. Read more in today’s Mail…

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.