Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is urging everyone in the region to book an appointment for their booster as soon as possible, with demand expected to increase as the approved interval from the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination reduces to three months.
Mark Spittal, WNSWLHD Chief Executive, said the reduced interval means that most people who received their vaccinations at a WNSWLHD clinic supported by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) are now eligible for their booster.
“We expect demand for appointments to increase as a result of that, however our vaccination hubs in Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo do have booster appointments available,” Mr Spittal said.
“For smaller areas of the District we also have a number of mobile community clinics booked in over the next few weeks, which are advertised on the WNSWLHD website and social media.”
WNSWLHD will be delivering a pop-up COVID vaccination clinic at the Canowindra Showground from 9:30am – 4pm today, 27th January. People seeking a first, second, booster or kids Pfizer vaccines can attend the pop-up clinic. Bookings are essential and can be made online at: bit.ly/32hiWVi
Mr Spittal also encouraged parents to book their children in to be vaccinated as soon as possible as demand for appointments for the 5-11 years ago group remains high across the region.
“Vaccination is the most important way we can be COVID-safe, but we also encourage everyone to continue with the regular behaviours we’ve become so familiar with to stay safe all the time. Wash and sanitise your hands regularly, check in using QR codes everywhere you go, wear your mask wherever required and if you can’t socially distance and make sure you have a ‘Plan C’ ready in case you or a household member is required to isolate.”
For further COVID-19 vaccination information please visit: https://wnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/covid-19-information/covid-19-vaccination