Community members are being urged to stay up to date with their COVID-19 Vaccinations to stay safe ahead of winter.
It comes as NHW further reduces its Vaccination Clinic operating hours, due to slowing demand.
The Tone Road clinic will no longer open on Sundays. It is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.30am – 6pm.
COVID-19 continues to spread in Wangaratta, with 186 active cases in the municipality, including 53 new cases overnight as at 6 April 2022.
So far there has been 4509 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wangaratta.
The Rural City of Wangaratta has achieved a 3rd dose vaccination rate of 73.6% in people aged 16 and over, while 57.1% of children aged 5-11 have received at least one dose.
Vaccinations slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the severity of the virus for those who contract it.
NHW is also offering fourth (winter) doses to eligible residents
Those eligible for a fourth dose are people who have received their primary vaccination and third dose from the following groups:
- adults aged 65 years and older
- residents of aged care or disability care facilities
- people aged 16 years and older who are severely immunocompromised
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and older.
They can receive their winter dose 4 months after receiving their third dose, or from 4 months after a confirmed COVID-19 infection, if infection has occurred since the person’s third dose.
Pfizer and Moderna are the preferred vaccines for the winter dose.
NHW Vaccination Clinic
53-61 Tone Road, Wangaratta
Tuesday: 10.30am – 6.00pm
Thursday: 10.30am – 6.00pm
No appointment needed
AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Novavax are available. Novavax is only available on Thursdays.