Kyabram Free Press

Regional clinic is picking up pace

- By Myles Peterson

Kyabram Regional Clinic has been pushing ahead with its COVID-19 vaccinatio­n program, undertakin­g more than 2000 jabs since it began in April.

“We have come a long way from when we started our first vaccinatio­n clinic earlier in the year,” practice manager Amelia Carroll said.

“It has taken a lot of hard work from all the staff and they have done extremely well throughout the process — it definitely hasn't been easy co-ordinating it all.”

Since the clinic began offering Astrazenec­a in April, and Pfizer later in July, 1944 doses of the Astrazenec­a vaccine and 309 doses of Pfizer have been injected.

Currently, the clinic has more than a thousand bookings for the combined vaccines. While the process has not always run smoothly, especially in securing supplies, the program has seen vast improvemen­ts in recent weeks, with extra doses being pushed through the system.

“As for the community, it has been great to see the response to the vaccinatio­n clinics and their patience and understand­ing during the process,” Ms Carroll said.

Pfizer vaccinatio­ns are provided on Tuesdays, with Wednesdays and Thursdays allocated to Astrazenec­a and plans to open up Mondays for extra Pfizer vaccinatio­ns in September.

Those unsure of their eligibilit­y are urged to speak with their GP or visit coronaviru­s.vic.gov.au/who-can-getvaccina­ted

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