People aged 40 to 59 are being urged to book in to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination when a Western Local Health District clinic comes to Parkes.
The clinic will be open at Northparkes Oval on:
- Tuesday August 3, 10am to 4pm; and
- Wednesday August 4, 9am to 3pm
Anyone aged 40 to 59 is eligible for the free Pfizer vaccine as are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged over 16, and anyone from a recognised vulnerable or priority group aged over 16.
To book an appointment phone 1800 684 423 between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday.
Leave a message with your name, contact number and town, and the team will phone you back to arrange a time.
Bookings are preferred, however walk-ins will be accepted and given a time on the day.
You will need to bring identification and your Medicare card with you.
There are a few things the health district is asking locals to take note of before they book: the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine is due in three weeks, the clinics will return on August 24 and 25 only.
Please note that you must not have any other vaccination, including the flu vaccine, seven days either side of the COVID vaccine.
If you have had a COVID test, you must receive a negative result and be symptom-free before attending the clinic.
Do not attend if you are unwell: if you have any COVID symptoms get tested and isolate until you receive your results.
People aged 60 and over are eligible for the Astra Zeneca vaccine and should contact their GP.