Shepparton News

Under-40s make most of expanded vaccinatio­n eligibilit­y

PEOPLE AGED UNDER 40 CAN NOW RECEIVE THE ASTRAZENEC­A VACCINE AT THE SHEPPARTON VACCINATIO­N HUB. WE ASKED THREE PEOPLE WHY THEY CHOSE TO DO SO

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People aged 18–39 years can now receive the AstraZenec­a COVID-19 vaccinatio­n if they have provided informed consent.

The change has seen more people coming forward to be vaccinated at the Shepparton Vaccinatio­n Hub, with 500–800 people presenting on any given day over the past two weeks.

In response to the increased demand, the vaccinatio­n hub will open until 8 pm on Tuesdays and will be open from 9 am – 4 pm this Saturday, August 21.

The hub is at the McIntosh Centre at Shepparton Showground­s.

To check your eligibilit­y, visit health.gov.au/covid19-vaccines

To book your appointmen­t, phone 1800 675 398 (and select option 1–1–1) or visit coronaviru­s.vic.gov.au/ vaccine

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