Australian Government figures show the North Coast’s COVID-19 vaccination numbers are on par with NSW and Australian averages.
The Department of Health’s report on geographic vaccination rates, published on 2 August, highlights the percentages of eligible Australians who have received their first and second vaccination doses.
Across the Healthy North Coast footprint from Port Macquarie to Tweed Heads, the figures are:
Healthy North Coast Chief Executive, Julie Sturgess, said that while the region’s second dose rate is slightly lower than state and national averages, it was in line with other regional areas of NSW.
On the North Coast, in the week to 3 August, 12,280 vaccine doses were given. Since the rollout began in February this year, around 183,000 doses have been administered – 76% AstraZeneca and 24% Pfizer.
‘This discrepancy may be because in outbreak areas like Sydney, second doses of AstraZeneca are being brought forward,’ Ms Sturgess said.
‘Locally, we’re continuing to see solid vaccination numbers as people realise the importance of protecting themselves, their loved ones and their communities.
‘There is strong demand for Pfizer vaccine, which at the moment is exceeding supply both locally and nationally, with up to 3 months waiting time. Come mid-September we should start to see an increase in the supply of the Pfizer.’
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Update provided 21 April 2022.
As you know, Lismore Skin Clinic in Molesworth Street was destroyed in the recent floods, and we are trying to rebuild the site as soon as we can.
In the meantime we will be moving to St Vincent’s Hospital Specialist Medical Centre – Level 4, Suite 12 – 20 Dalley Street Lismore.
We hope to be up and running in the next two weeks (by early to mid May 2022) and our receptionists will soon begin calling our patients to rebook their appointments and catch up with their needs.
Once we have a firm opening date we will update this notification.
We look forward to seeing you soon in our new premises.
Many thanks for your patience and understanding in these heartbreaking times – stay safe.
Dr Gudmundsen and the Team from Lismore Skin Clinic
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