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Allan (left) with Nepean Vaccination Clinic staff after receiving the 25,000th COVID vaccine dose.

Nepean Vaccination Clinic reaches 25,000 COVID vaccine milestone

20 Jul 2021

 

As we all do our bit to protect against the spread of COVID-19, the community’s desire to be vaccinated has seen the Nepean vaccination clinic race towards delivering 25,000 doses.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Director of Public Health, Dr Victor Carey says both the community and COVID-19 vaccination team should be congratulated for reaching this milestone.

“Our vaccination clinic and the staff have been extremely busy vaccinating the local community. It’s been encouraging to see so many people attending to receive their doses,” Dr Carey says.

“Despite the overall busy pace of the clinic and the workload ahead of us, the mood at the clinic is always positive. There’s a great sense from staff and the community that we’re all in this together and we’re doing our bit to help keep each other safe.”

Dr Carey urges anyone who is eligible and hasn’t yet received the vaccine to make booking their appointment a priority.

“If you are eligible to receive the vaccine, now is the time to make that appointment and book it in,” Dr Carey says.

“As we continue our fight against the virus and try to protect one another from serious illness, it’s important to remember vaccination is the vital key to keeping us safe.”

“I urge everyone to please continue following the public health advice. Together, we will get through this but in the long term, being fully vaccinated will be the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and our community,” says Dr Carey.

NSW Health urges everyone to get vaccinated when they are eligible to do so.

NSW Health continues to vaccinate eligible people in the priority groups set out by the Federal Government.

There are a number of vaccination clinics in the local area. Clinic locations and appointment bookings are available through the eligibility checker on the Commonwealth Department of Health website: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

Everyone 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.