Pfizer vaccination available at Far West LHD Community Vaccination Clinic
The Far West Local Health District community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Broken Hill will be open seven days a week beginning this Saturday June 26 2021, and pleasingly, offering the community AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines.
The clinic at Con Crowley Village Recreation Centre (2 Blende Street) will open Saturday and Sundays from 9am to 1pm. This is in addition to being open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm.
The vaccination clinic will be administering the AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged 60 years and over. You can make an appointment for your vaccination by calling +61 1800 602 001">+61 +61 1800 602 001 or emailing FWLHDemail@example.com You are also welcome to attend without an appointment on any day.
The District is also pleased to announce that the Pfizer vaccine will be available from its Community Vaccination clinic in Broken Hill on Monday, June 28 2021, in addition to the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Any person between 16 and 60 years of age who is eligible can receive the Pfizer vaccine through the District's vaccination clinic at Broken Hill. Anyone seeking Pfizer can go to the Commonwealth Government's eligibility checker at https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility
You can also make an appointment for your vaccination by calling +61 1800 602 001">+61 +61 1800 602 001 or emailing FWLHDfirstname.lastname@example.org You are welcome to attend without an appointment for AstraZeneca on any day.
NSW Health urges everyone to get vaccinated when they are eligible to do so.
People seeking a COVID-19 vaccination are urged to contact their GP in the first instance. The Far West LHD clinic will be working alongside existing services run by local GPs and the Maari Ma Aboriginal Health Corporation, offering COVID-19 vaccinations.
Every person who attends any NSW Health COVID-19 vaccination centre is assessed for eligibility in person on the day of the booking by a qualified health professional and undergo a robust process of identification.
In line with the updated advice by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is the preferred vaccine in people aged under 60 years. People under 60 years who have already received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine with no serious adverse events can continue to be given their second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine at the appropriate time. The new ATAGI advice for AstraZeneca was issued on June 17 2021.
More Information is available at www.health.gov.au/COVID-19-vaccines
Pfizer vaccination clinics have been scheduled over the next couple of months at Far West LHD facilities, including clinics run in conjunction with the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS). Staff requiring their second AstraZeneca dose will be able to receive one.
Those clinics will be held:
Balranald MPS - July 1
Wentworth Health Service (including Dareton) - July 12 -13
Wilcannia MPS - June 28-30.
Menindee Health Service - June 21-25
Tibooburra HealthOne - June 28-30
Ivanhoe HealthOne - June 21 and June 25, and July 12-16
FWLHD assisting RFDS Pfizer clinics: July 19-20 - Tibooburra, July 19-25 - Wilcannia, July 27-28 - White Cliffs, and July 28-30 - Menindee.