Benalla Ensign

Pharmacies offer vaccines

- By Simon Ruppert

Pharmacies across Australia have now administer­ed more than 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines.

Three Pharmacies in the Rose City are offering vaccinatio­ns, giving Benalla residents six locations they can book a jab.

• Amcal+: Offering the AstraZenec­a vaccine as a walk-in clinic with no booking required.

It is also offering the Moderna vaccine, which must be booked by phoning 5762 7575 or online via clients/0214182359­0461;

• Priceline: Offeing AstraZenec­a vaccines by appointmen­t only via www.; and

• Jenny Milner Marsha Watson: Offering the AstraZenec­a vaccine. And is expecting a delivery of Moderna on Friday (October 1).

Booking is preferenti­al and can be done via 5762 1033. Alternativ­ely you can attend on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday and request a jab without a booking. If the pharmacy can accommodat­e you it will.

The AstraZenec­a vaccine is recommende­d for all people aged 18 and over. The Moderna Vaccine is available to people aged 12 to 59.

The National President of the Pharmaceut­ical Society of Australia (PSA), Associate Professor Chris Freeman, commended Australia’s pharmacist­s for their continued efforts, and welcomed the additional one million doses of the Moderna vaccine.

“In just a few short weeks, pharmacist­s have administer­ed over half a million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Australian­s,” Prof Freeman said. “I applaud all of the country’s pharmacist­s for their dedication to protecting their communitie­s, especially those in hotspot areas where the risk of exposure remains high.”

You can also book a vaccinatio­n in the Rose City via:

• Benalla Church St Surgery — 5672 1022;

• Benalla Healthcare Centre — 5762 2803; or

• Benalla Carrier St Clinic — 5762 4629.

Doctors clinics and surgeries are offering AstraZenec­a and Pfizer.

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