Cobram COVID-19 vax clinic to close
The COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Cobram is set to close after funding for the state-run clinic ends on Friday, June 24.
Walk-in appointments will be available from Tuesday, June 21, to Thursday, June 23, in Cobram.
The outreach will be in Yarrawonga this week on Friday by appointment only for first and second doses, as well as adult boosters (third dose) and winter doses. Call 5871 0950 for more information.
Vaccination Clinic practice manager Niki Vidler said despite a number of early challenges in the vaccination program rollout, the team had made a significant difference to health and safety.
“We had to manage frequent changes to vaccine supply and updates to community eligibility, however the community were overwhelmingly positive, supportive and rallied to roll up their sleeves,” she said.
“We want to recognise the role the community has played in the success of the vaccination program in the Moira Shire ... thank you also to the staff who have worked so hard and adapted to the many changes along the way.”
Cobram Ultrasounds opening on Monday
NCN Health has announced ultrasounds will now be available in Cobram from Monday, June 27.
The ultrasound service will now be owned and operated by NCN Health. Appointments can be made by phoning reception on 5871 0777 (option 1).
Ultrasound will initially run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Cobram vaccination clinic partnered with Yarrawonga Health and GV Health to deliver popup clinics in surrounding areas including Numurkah, Katamatite, Strathmerton, Yarrawonga and Bearii.
The clinic opened on April 19, 2021, for high-risk people and vaccinated 207 people in the first month. By October, 2021, between 4000 and 5000 people were vaccinated monthly by the clinic.
In November, 2021, postcode data showed 95 per cent of people aged over 40 in Moira Shire were fully vaccinated.
According to state government health vaccination data for postcode 3644 as of June 15, between 80 and 85 per cent have had their first dose, between 75 and 80 per cent have had their second and between 50 and 55 per cent have had their third dose; 8139 are eligible to a COVID-19 vaccine of a 9430 total population.