Shepparton News

COVID-19 VACCINATIO­N UPDATE

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As of Wednesday, August 25, eligibilit­y for COVID-19 vaccinatio­ns at sites run by the Victorian Government expanded.

This includes our Shepparton Vaccinatio­n Hub and sub-hubs at Kilmore District Health, NCN Health — Cobram, Mansfield District Hospital and Seymour Health.

People aged 16 and over are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at any of these sites, as are people aged 12–15 years old who have a medical condition or who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

People aged 18 to 39 who have already booked for their first vaccine dose at a vaccinatio­n centre will be offered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

You do not need to rebook or change your existing vaccine appointmen­t at a vaccinatio­n centre.

People who have already had a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will be offered a second dose of the same vaccine brand.

We have a number of vaccinatio­n bookings available at our Shepparton hub at the McIntosh Centre, Shepparton Showground­s.

Please note — we do not provide COVID-19 testing at the McIntosh Centre. The drive-through COVID-19 testing site is on the east side of the showground­s in the Multipurpo­se Pavilion.

To date, the vaccinatio­n program has progressed steadily. There has been an increase in recent weeks as eligibilit­y has expanded and currently the Shepparton Vaccinatio­n Hub has been averaging between 500 and 700 vaccinatio­ns a day.

The week of August 15 to 21 was our busiest week to date with 7000 vaccinatio­ns administer­ed across the GVLPHU, 4000 of which were administer­ed at the Shepparton Vaccinatio­n Hub — an average of more than 650 across the six days.

This takes the total vaccinatio­ns administer­ed across the GVLPHU to more than 65,000.

The Shepparton hub has extended opening hours on Tuesdays — until 8 pm — and will be open tomorrow, August 28, from 9 am to 4 pm.

If you have a booking and are currently under stay-at-home orders, you cannot attend your vaccinatio­n appointmen­t and will need to re-book your appointmen­t for a time after your isolation period.

To make a booking, visit coronaviru­s. vic.gov.au/vaccine or call the Victorian Coronaviru­s Hotline on 1800 675 398 (option 1 — option 1 — option 1).

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