Community members eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination are being encouraged to roll up for our region, prior to the closure of Northeast Health Wangaratta’s (NHW) Vaccination Clinic on 16 June 2022.
Some 45,000 COVID-19 Vaccinations have been administered by NHW since the clinic opened 12 months ago.
The Vaccination Clinic, which is a sub-hub of the Ovens-Murray Public Health Unit, opened to the public in May 2021, originally operating from Clark Street, Wangaratta, before being relocated to the former Holden dealership in Tone Road, Wangaratta in July 2021.
At its peak, almost 500 vaccinations were administered in a day.
NHW’s Operational Director – COVID-19 Planning and Response Amanda Wangman said the clinic had served its purpose, helping to rapidly vaccinate the community in partnership with participating GP clinics and pharmacies.
“Wangaratta was one of the first municipalities to reach more than 95% of adults with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine,” she said.
“NHW is extremely proud of the level of enthusiasm from our community to get vaccinated against COVID-19, as well as the efforts of our staff, contractors and community partners who made this possible.”
The Vaccination Clinic is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10.30am and 6pm, with the final day Thursday, 16 June 2022.
Anyone eligible for a first, second, third or winter dose of COVID-19 vaccine can walk in to receive their vaccinations. All approved vaccinations are available – AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Novavax.
Following 16 June COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to be available through participating GPs and pharmacies. These can be found at https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/booking/
The Screening Clinic (COVID-19 testing) will continue to operate from its Vincent Road site, with both PCR tests and Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) available. Screening Clinic hours of operation are 8am – 11am Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. No appointment is needed. Please bring your Medicare card.