"Don't walk in."
That's the message from the Nurse Unit Manager Jenny Keogh at the Albury Wodonga covid-19 vaccination hub.
"Please only present if you have an appointment," Ms Keogh said.
"At the moment we're only doing the 1A, as soon as we can, we'll be vaccinating the 1B people.
"People just need to be patient."
Today is the third day the vaccination hub has been operating from Wodonga's High street and Ms Keogh said despite some ineligible people walking through the door wanting to be vaccinated, the roll out was going well.
"It may feel like roll out is going slow, but it's safe," she said.
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Ms Keogh said the clinic was about half way through vaccinating all of the people eligible for phase 1A of the vaccine roll out.
"We know we've vaccinated over a thousand and there's about two thousand on the list," she said.
"Now that we're in the hub, we can ramp up a lot faster."
The new vaccination hub has 36 vaccination 'pods' compared to the six at the previous Albury site.
Ms Keogh said it was nice to have more space.
"It's really good to finally be here. I drove to work yesterday with an immense sense of calm," she said.
"We don't feel like we're stepping on each others toes."
Ms Keogh said the centre had been vaccinating between 80 and 120 people per day, but once it was fully operational, they were hoping to vaccinate up to 500 people in the centre each day.
Wodonga Paramedic Patrick Gleeson was among the first hundred people to receive their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the new vaccination hub.
He said it was a pleasant and painless experience.
"There's no sensation at all," he said.
"You can feel a bit of pressure as she put her hand on your arm, but there's certainly no pain."
Mr Gleeson said he was pleased that Australia was in a relatively safe position compared to other countries, but his colleagues were "chomping at the bit" to get the vaccinations.
"The risk is low at the moment, but that can change very quickly," he said.
"The fact of the matter is we can have an outbreak at any time and so getting vaccinated provides us with that level of coverage, should that happen.
"I'm pleased that I've started on that journey to make sure I'm not at risk of suffering from the terrible affects of covid-19."
Ms Keogh said people can use the online Health Direct eligibility checker to find out if they can be vaccinated in phase 1B of the vaccine roll out.
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