The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will administer both Pfizer and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations in Canowindra next Wednesday, September 1, in conjunction with Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD). This coincides with rising COVID-19 Central West cases numbers.
The pop up, walk-in clinic will offer vaccines at a venue to be confirmed, as part of the ADF’s Operation COVID-19 Assist.
“It’ll be a pretty exciting day for Canowindra. We’ll see the ADF come into town with the team of expert vaccinators and support people,” said WNSWLHD Chief Executive Scott McLachlan.
Anyone aged over 16, Aboriginal citizens over 12 years and those with a chronic or serious health illness are welcome.
The Operation continues after this initial clinic, with a follow-up session to administer second injections.
Mr McLachlan said there are plans if a case or case numbers develop. “The range of hospitals and health services that we provide are just so crucial to our community,” he said.
“In a community like Canowindra, we know it plays a really huge role in the network, particularly our acute care services across the whole of the region. Canowindra is identified as a location that we will need to look at what type of patients we can provide care to if we do have an outbreak locally.”
Don’t forget to get tested even if you have the mildest of symptoms, especially due to connections with communities with positive COVID-19 cases.
Other advice is not to wait until Wednesday for a vaccination.
At time of publication, the regional NSW Stay At Home measures extend to Saturday, August 28.