Broken Hill Vaccination Clinic is moving to Coles Village Shopping Centre
The COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Broken Hill is moving to the Coles Village Shopping Centre as of Saturday, 19 February 2022.
The clinic, which offers Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines and boosters, will be open from 9am to 4pm, Monday-Friday and 9am-1pm Saturday (closed Sunday) for booked appointments. Walk-in appointments are available daily from 9am to 3pm.
The current vaccination clinic at the Musicians Club will close at 4pm Friday, 18 February to enable the move and will reopen at the Coles Village Complex in Shop 9 (Between K-Mart and Cheap as Chips) from 9am Saturday 19 February.
The new location will improve access to the vaccination clinic for the public, and particularly children, said Mrs Olivia Sice, COVID-19 Coordinator, Far West LHD.
'The clinic will be more convenient and family friendly for people to attend and we are considering introducing extended hours on Thursdays to cater for late night shoppers,' she said.
To help ensure no one's appointment is delayed, staff are currently contacting people to arrange a suitable time at the new clinic for appointments booked after 12 midday Friday 18 February.
The Far West LHD Vaccination Clinic is offering Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccine for all adults including booster shots and Paediatric Pfizer for children aged 5 years and upwards,
Mrs Sice said Far West LHD continues to urge the community to come forward for vaccination (providing they are not cases, contacts of cases, are not isolating, and do not have symptoms). People who were not vaccinated at the time of contracting the virus are also eligible to be vaccinated as soon as they have recovered.
She added COVID-19 booster doses are available and recommended from three months after your second dose to maintain the best protection against COVID-19.
ATAGI has now approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters for people aged 16 and 17 years old. Previously boosters were only recommended for people aged 18 years and older.
'Don't delay - if your second dose was over 3 months ago, you should receive your booster dose as soon as possible. If you have recently had COVID-19, you can get your booster dose after you have fully recovered from your illness,' said Mrs Sice.
'We know that people who had the Delta strain have had COVID-19 again, so getting a booster can help boost your protection against Omicron and build longer lasting immunity against new variants. Studies show that the immunity created by COVID-19 vaccination or from infection will weaken over time. Boosters reduce your risk of COVID-19 infection by 86% and reduces your risk of serious illness by 98% and will help make sure you, your loved ones and your community stay protected against COVID-19.
Vaccine appointments can be booked via the Federal Government's Clinic Finder. Once your registration has been received, a member of our vaccination booking team will be in contact with you to confirm an appointment time. This will be done via the email address and mobile phone number you register with.
If you experience difficulties with the Clinic Finder, please contact our vaccination booking team via email FWLHDfirstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 1800 602 001. A member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Further information on COVID-19 vaccines is available at www.health.gov.au/COVID-19-vaccines.
The Far West Local Health District extends its thanks and appreciation to the Musician's Club for making their venue available.