Far West LHD opening new Vaccination Clinic in Broken Hill
Far West LHD is opening a vaccination (COVID-19) clinic in Broken Hill for eligible people aged 50 years and over in the 1b and 2a priority groups defined by the Commonwealth Department of Health.
Phase 1b includes people 80 years and over, people aged 70 to 79 years, Aboriginal people aged 50 years and over, and critical, high-risk workers, including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing.
Phase 2a includes everyone aged 50 years and over, and other critical high-risk workers.
The clinic will administer the AstraZeneca vaccine and opens on Monday 10 May at the Broken Hill Aged Persons Rest Centre, 249 Blende Street, operating from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
Anyone aged 50 and over is urged to contact their GP in the first instance when seeking to be vaccinated. The new clinic will be working alongside existing services run by local GPs and the Maari Ma Aboriginal Health Corporation, offering COVID-19 vaccinations.
Anyone who would like to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine and cannot do so via a GP can book to attend the Far West LHD clinic.
There will be no arrangements for walk in vaccination requests at this time.
The Far West LHD COVID-19 vaccination clinic is still offering the vaccine for staff.