Pop up COVID vaccine clinics to open across Eyre Peninsula

VACCINATION: Una Connellan receives her COVID vaccine at Ceduna Memorial Hall on Monday morning. Photo: Luca Cetta
VACCINATION: Una Connellan receives her COVID vaccine at Ceduna Memorial Hall on Monday morning. Photo: Luca Cetta

Pop up clinics across Eyre Peninsula and a static clinic in Port Lincoln will deliver COVID-19 vaccines to people aged 50 and older over the next few weeks.

Eyre and Far North Local Health Network has announced several pop up clinics across Eyre Peninsula, starting at the Ceduna Town Hall between May 3-7.

Clinics will then open at Elliston Sports Centre from May 10-11, Streaky Bay Town Hall between May 12-13, Cummins Institute between May 17-18, Lock Health Centre on May 18, at Tumby Bay at a to be determined venue between May 19-20.

Finally on Eastern Eyre clinics will be at the Kimba Institute between May 24-25, Cowell Bowling Club between May 25-26 and at Cleve Institute between May 27-28.

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A static clinic opened in Port Lincoln at 3B/60 Liverpool Street on Monday to provide vaccinations.

The clinics will provide the AstraZeneca vaccine for people more than 50-years-old and the health network is in the planning stages to provide the Pfizer vaccine for people under 50-years-old.

Local Health Network chief executive officer Verity Paterson said this was a great development to help vaccinate the Eyre Peninsula community.

"We've spent a lot of time planning and will get to every larger community over the coming weeks before doubling back for the second dose for the 1A and 1B cohort," she said.

"Roll up to the vaccine clinics, the more people immunised the better."

This follows the opening of pop up clinics in Port Lincoln last month at Port Lincoln Aboriginal Community Council and Port Lincoln Bowling Club.

Una Connellan was among the first to get her vaccine shot at Ceduna Memorial Hall on Monday morning.

Mrs Connellan said she had no reservations about getting the vaccine and that everybody had to do their bit.

"We have all got to take it to make sure everybody is safe," she said.

Bookings are being done through the Health Engine website, or by calling 1300 334 222 and people are encouraged to stay tuned for updates on the Eyre and Far North Local Health Network Facebook page.

Walk in slots may be available but people may have to wait to be seen.

Clinic bookings

Port Lincoln Vaccination Clinic May 4 onwards:https://healthengine.com.au/book-covid-19-vaccination/85044

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