A STATEWIDE blitz to vaccinate paramedics across the region kicked off this week.
Bendigo Ambulance Victoria paramedic Josh Wiltshire received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.
He joined the growing list of fully vaccinated emergency service workers in the region.
Under the blitz, priority will be given to paramedics and patient transport workers seeking a COVID-19 vaccination.
Despite feeling a little bit discomfort, Mr Wiltshire said his vaccination was relatively painless.
He urged all people to get the vaccine if they were eligible.
"Vaccination is really important to us and we encourage everybody to get the jab if they can," he said.
"By getting the jab it can protect ourselves against coronavirus."
Mr Wiltshire said it was great Bendigo had the COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic in Mollison Street available to the community.
He encouraged people to benefit from it by getting jabbed.
Bendigo Health has warned people to book ahead during the major blitz to vaccinate of Ambulance Victoria workers.
The clinic, at 113-133 Mollison Street, will prioritise Ambulance Victoria walk-in appointments until June 13.
A Bendigo Health spokesperson said Pfizer walk-in appointments were available to eligible groups and people could learn more here.
The spokesperson said there were about 100 AstraZeneca walk-in appointments available but bookings were preferred. Bookings can be made here.
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