The East Grampians Health Service Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is on the move.
The vaccination clinic has been housed in Pyrenees House for the past two years, but will now move to the Ararat Senior Citizens’ Centre adjacent to the Ararat Town Hall next Tuesday My 3.
EGHS chief executive Nick Bush said with vaccination numbers across the region increasing, there is an expectation that the immunisation of the community will be a primary care responsibility for EGHS in the long term.
“We have been unable to use Pyrenees House for its original intended use, as that of an education centre and conference and meeting space, so therefore we needed to find an alternative venue for our vaccination clinic going forward,” Mr Bush said.
“The Ararat Senior Citizens’ Centre committee have been very generous in allowing us to use their meeting space two days per week and we are grateful for their support.”
The Vaccination Clinic will move to the Ararat Senior Citizen’s Centre next Tuesday May 3 and operate every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am-12noon and 1pm-3.45pm.
Vaccinations will be available for children and adults, with both Pfizer and Novavax available.
Appointments can be made through the online portal: https://portal.cvms.vic.gov.au/ or phone the EGHS clinic on 5352 9363. Walk-ins will also be accepted.
Mr Bush said no further vaccinations will be carried out at Pyrenees House. If you receive a message to say your appointment is at Pyrenees House, please ignore and attend at the Senior Citizens’ Centre.
A fitting milestone to mark the closure of the clinic at Pyrenees House was the administration of the 25,000th dose of vaccine.
“This is a huge achievement and is testament to the hard work of our vaccination and administration staff who work at the clinic and the community who have come forward in big numbers to get vaccinated over the past two years,” Mr Bush said.