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Service celebrates milestone
East Grampians Health Service has celebrated the 10,000th vaccination at its community COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
Health group interim chief executive Peter Armstrong congratulated the community on the milestone and also for reaching major first-dose and second-dose vaccination rates.
“The vaccine will protect you, your family and your community,” he said.
“It is the most effective way to protect against serious disease and possible death and we urge anyone eligible, who has yet to be vaccinated, to come forward and make an appointment as soon as possible.
“The sooner we get everyone in our community vaccinated the quicker life can return to close to normal.”
Mr Armstrong said anyone aged 12 and older was eligible for the vaccine, with the EGHS Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic now equipped to carry out 200 vaccinations a day, Monday to Friday.
Both Pfizer and Astrazeneca vaccines are being offered in Ararat.
Mr Armstrong said Ararat Medical Centre would no longer be carrying out COVID vaccinations, to allow it to continue to provide medical support to the community and the hospital and minimise the number of people attending the centre.
“Our EGHS vaccination clinic staff will be in contact with everyone who had an appointment at Ararat Medical Centre for a COVID-19 vaccination to reschedule an appointment at the EGHS vaccination clinic,” he said.
“Please be patient as our staff work their way through the medical centre list, you will receive a call as soon as possible.”
People can book an appointment for a vaccination by calling 1800 675 398 or 5352 9363 or through the online portal at https://portal.cvms. vic.gov.au.