Narromine residents encouraged to register for COVID vaccine

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders is encouraging people from Narromine and surrounds to register for a COVID-19 vaccination, with a clinic to be established for a day early next month.

The Western NSW Local Health District will operate a pop-up vaccination clinic at the Narromine Showground on Tuesday, August 3, with eligible recipients able to receive the first dose of the Pfizer jab.

The clinic will return on Tuesday, August 24, to provide second doses only.

“I’m aware there are plenty of people who want to access the vaccine but haven’t been able to as yet,” Mr Saunders said.

“This clinic will be a great chance for people in Narromine and those surrounding areas, who haven’t had access to a clinic where they live, to book in and receive their jab.

“COVID has been hard on everyone, and vaccination is our way back towards a return to normality, so I would encourage people to take the opportunity.”

The Pfizer vaccine is currently able to be accessed by:

• People aged 40-59 years old in the general population.

• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged over 16 years old, and;

• Anyone from a recognised vulnerable or priority group, aged over 16 years old.

Anyone who would like to make a booking is asked to call 1800 684 423 on Monday-Friday between 9am-3pm, leave a message with your name, contact number and town, and a staff member will call back to arrange a time.

Those wishing to have the vaccine are reminded they must NOT have any other vaccination (including influenza) seven days either side of the COVID vaccination.

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