Alpine Health has launched a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination blitz in Myrtleford, while from Monday people will be able to get walk-in vaccination at the Northeast Health Wangaratta clinic.
Two COVID cases in the one household were announced today in Myrtleford, but earlier this week Alpine Health chief executive Nick Shaw said Myrtleford was one area in the Alpine Shire that had slightly lower vaccination rates.
People can walk-in to Alpine Health's multi-purpose room at 30 O'Donnell Avenue to receive their vaccination on:
- Saturday 16 October from 9am -1pm
- Tuesday 19 October from 4pm to 8pm
- Saturday 23 October from 9am-1pm
Pfizer is available for people aged 12 and above and AstraZeneca is also available for people aged 18 and above.
Meanwhile, Northeast Health has announced that people will no longer need to make a booking to get their vaccination at the Wangaratta vaccination clinic from Monday 18.
People can walk-in to the clinic at 53-61 Tone Road whenever they like between 8.30am and 4pm, but they are encouraged to register their details first at https://portal.cvms.vic.gov.au/ to save time at the clinic.
A Northeast Health spokesman said the decision was made to allow community members who have not yet been able to receive a COVID-19 vaccination to be protected.
"Everyone aged 12 and over is eligible for a Pfizer vaccination," he said in a statement.
"Anyone who would like to bring forward their second dose of Pfizer from six weeks to three weeks can also walk in.
"Existing appointments will be honoured and anyone walking in may experience a wait."
People are reminded to bring their Medicare card to receive their vaccination.
The spokesman said outreach vaccination services had also started.
Aboriginal vaccination clinic details:
Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service will bring its new vaccination van to Wangaratta's Apex Park every Thursday from 10am - 3pm. No appointment is needed, but people must bring their medicare card. Phone enquiries: 0498 743 894
King Valley Vaccination Clinic Details:
On Wednesday October 20, vaccination will be available at Mountain View Hotel, Whitfield between 12 noon and 6.30pm. No appointment is needed, but people must bring their medicare card.
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