Friday, 19 November 2021
RESIDENTS in Inverell and Glen Innes will be able ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of the festive season, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing Hunter New England Health will host walk-in Pfizer clinics over the next month.
“What better present can you give your family this Christmas than the relief of knowing you are doing your bit to protect yourself and them from COVID-19,” Mr Marshall said.
“This Saturday (20 November) Inverell residents will be able to get a Pfizer jab at Inverell Community Health Centre, on Swanbrook Road.
“The clinic will operate between 9am and 2pm, with a follow-up clinic three weeks later on Saturday, 11 December, at the same place and time.
“The first Glen Innes clinic is on Saturday, 27 November, between 9am and 2pm, at Glen Innes Health Service, 94 Taylor Street.
“The follow-up clinic at Glen Innes Health Service will be on Saturday, 18 December.
“People 12 years and older are eligible for vaccination, but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
“These clinics are simple to attend, all you need to do is turn up with your Medicare card and ID and roll up your sleeve.”
Mr Marshall said with infections continuing to spread in Inverell and the Moree Plains local government areas, vaccination remained vital.
“With the summer school holidays exactly one month away, time is running out for these communities to get their vaccination rates up before we see further spread of the virus as people travel,” he said.
“Both Inverell and Moree have vulnerable populations with low vaccination rates and these people really need to make the most of the accessible vaccination opportunities available in their communities.
“There is ample supply of both vaccine and appointments and I implore those who have held out to please roll up their sleeve and get the jab.”
A list of COVID-19 vaccination clinics can be found on the Vaccine Clinic Finder.