Kyabram Free Press

New vax hub at KCLC

- By Myles Peterson

The Kyabram District Health Service’s COVID-19 vaccinatio­n hub has been in full swing at its new location, last week vaccinatin­g hundreds of locals aged 12 and up, according to COVID-19 vaccinatio­n clinic co-ordinator Andrea Windridge.

Situated at the rear of the Kyabram Community & Learning Centre on Lake Rd, the hub has four purpose-built cubicles, a generous waiting room and virtually no queues when the Free Press attended on Monday.

The response of the region’s under-16s had been a highlight, Ms Windridge said.

“The 12- to 15-year-olds have really been coming forward. We need a parent to attend with them and it's has been fabulous to see them so keen to get vaccinated,” she said.

While appointmen­ts are required to receive a vaccine, anyone is welcome to attend and discuss the procedure with staff.

“We want the community to come and put their hand up and come make an appointmen­t. If they've got any concerns about getting the vaccine, we want them to come and talk to us. They don't have to make an appointmen­t for that discussion and we can help them make their decisions.”

The hub is offering Pfizer and Astrazenec­a vaccines and is open from 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Wednesday. To book call 1800 675 398 or visit coronaviru­s.vic.gov.au/ book-your-vaccine-appointmen­t

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Kyabram District Health Service staff at the new COVID-19 vaccine location at the rear of the Kyabram Community & Learning
Getting the job done: Centre on Lake Rd. Kyabram District Health Service staff at the new COVID-19 vaccine location at the rear of the Kyabram Community & Learning
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