Vaccine roll out on track in Murrumbidgee Local Health District

Vaccine roll out on track in Murrumbidgee Local Health District

The COVID-19 Vaccination rollout continues across the region, with priority 1A staff from Wagga Wagga Base Hospital receiving their second and final dose of the Pfizer vaccine this week.

To date, more than 2000 Priority 1A and 1B health care workers have been vaccinated across the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

MLHD established clinics at Wagga Wagga and Griffith initially to begin the vaccination program, before taking the vaccine on the road to all the hospital sites.

"The COVID Vaccination Outreach clinics really enable us to vaccinate our teams at their hospital sites, so that they can be vaccinated as close to home as possible," COVID-19 Coordinator Emma Field said.

"We are now in our third week of delivering outreach vaccinations, and we are really pleased with the progress of the rollout in our District.

"We have taken a staged and steady approach which is proving effective and ensures that we are responsibly managing the rollout.

"We are confident that we have enough vaccines to cover our health care workers, aged care residents living in our Multi-Purpose Services (MPS) as well as other identified priority health care workers.

"Health care workers covered under the Priority 1A and 1B classifications includes all hospital staff, NSW Ambulance, NSW Pathology and NSW HealthShare employees.

"The Commonwealth Government is the lead agent for COVID-19 vaccine rollout. General practices and GP Vaccination Hubs are administering the vaccine to members of the public."

As part of NSW Health, MLHD is administering vaccine to NSW health care workers.

In our MPS facilities where we care for aged care residents, we will offer our residents the opportunity to be vaccinated during our outreach vaccination program with staff.

"We encourage members of the public to contact their local GP to arrange their COVID-19 vaccination."