NORTH BURNETT: Covid-19 vaccine clinic

VACCINES FOR NORTH BURNETT: Monto and Biggenden residents will be able to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Picture: ON FILE.

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service is offering Covid-19 vaccinations to Monto and Biggenden residents next week.

The Biggenden outreach clinic, located on the grounds of Biggenden Multipurpose Health Service, will be offering the Pfizer vaccine to all residents aged 16-years and above on:

• Monday, 21 June: 9am to 6pm

• Tuesday, 22 June: 8am to 6pm

• Wednesday, 23 June: 7am to10am

The Monto outreach clinic, located on the Monto Hospital grounds, will be offering the Pfizer vaccine to all residents aged 16-years and above on:

• Thursday, 24 June: 10am to 6pm

• Friday, 25 June: 8am to 2pm

WBHHS Vaccine Lead Fiona Sewell said operating the Monto clinic was part of WBHHS’s effort to support the Queensland and Australian governments in rolling out the vaccine in planned stages.

“It’s fantastic to offer Covid-19 vaccine to the Monto community as our team continues to support the rollout across the Wide Bay-Burnett,” Ms Sewell said.

“Our initial focus was on getting our healthcare workers and other critical frontline workers vaccinated across the region, but we now have good coverage of these workers which enables our team to support rolling the vaccine out to more members of the community.

“It’s really important to ensure our smaller towns and rural areas also have access to the vaccine, which is why we’re bringing a clinic offering Pfizer to the Monto community.

“The Monto outreach clinic is open to anyone over the age of 16 and no appointment is necessary – you can simply turn up while it is open.

“I would also like to thank our local GPs who continue to be great partners in the rollout and we’re particularly grateful to GP practices in Monto for their support promoting the upcoming clinics to their patients and the general community.”

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