Day 50: COVID-19 jab, Darebin Council and Bundoora Park (Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country)

A great day spent back in Darebin in Banyule, meeting up with awesome people and - the highlight - getting the first COVID-19 jab.
Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 8 April 2021

After a great night’s sleep amid the pine trees at Balnarring (Boonwurrung/Bunurung Country) it was up early for the drive back to Melbourne for a 10am event at Darebin City Council (Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country). There, the amazing Ian Hamm (Yorta Yorta) was given formal recognition for the incredible work he has done over the years for the Darebin – and broader – Aboriginal communities.

The Jab

It was then over to Banyule Community Health in Heidelberg West for the big COVID-19 jab. Big? Well, frankly it was the easiest injection I’ve ever experienced. Definitely didn’t hurt and, despite all the crap talk going on, it’s three hours later and I don’t have the slightest of reactions to it. Second injection scheduled for the 1st of July.

A huge thanks to the team at Banyule Community Health (BCH) for slotting me in and being so active within the community in working to fight this damn pandemic.

It’s worth noting that BCH staff members were on the frontline during the so much of the pandemic, carrying out COVID-19 testing. Well done, team!

Back to Bundoora

A short rest in Violet the Van and then back to Darebin Council for a meeting and a cuppa before moving on to the beautiful Bundoora Park on Plenty Road. This is definitely my favourite place to park, door open and work on writing, editing or trying to whittle down the ever growing pile of admin work.

Right now, I’m sitting back and looking out over the gorgeous view of the parklands while having a lovely cup of tea and a date slice. I love my life!

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