Covid clinic back in town

THE government-run Covid-19 vaccination clinic has returned to New Norfolk to administer second doses of the Astra-Zeneca vaccine to those people who were allocated appointments after having their first injection locally several months ago.

The clinic has returned to the New Norfolk RSL Club, where it will operate several days each week to deliver second doses of the Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine. A Health Department spokesperson told New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News that 1750 doses of the vaccine had been administered at the New Norfolk clinic during its original visits.

”Second appointments were made for everyone at the time of their first dose and people will get a reminder closer to their appointment. If anyone thinks that they don’t have an appointment please ring the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 and we can tell you when your booking is or make a booking for you if you have been missed,” the spokesperson said.

It has also been announced that the Derwent Valley Medical Centre and Bothwell Medical Centre will soon be offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged 60 and over.

People who have not yet had a vaccine – and are aged over 60 – are advised to book in for their first AstraZeneca vaccination with their GP, a GP Respiratory Clinic or with a state clinic via www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au or 1800 671 738.

Those aged between 40 and 59, or in an eligible group between 16 and 39, should book in for their first Pfizer vaccination with a state clinic via www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au.

“We want to be very clear that if you have had your first dose of AstraZeneca without any complications, you should continue to receive your second dose as scheduled,” State Health Commander Kathryn Morgan-Wicks said.

One Comment

  1. I had the first injection & will be one of “those people who were allocated appointments after having their first injection locally several months ago”.

    Vaccine development & arrival for use was, as history will record, a POTUS instigating a policy defined by the terms warp speed. It appears now with the amount of different variations of both the vaccine & the virus, the same terms are relevant.

    Claim: AstraZeneca means “to kill the stars” in Latin. Astra Zeneca has its roots in the Greek astron, meaning “a star”.

    Another claim: Zeneca is an invented word. The kind of word that me & my colleague have searched for in a previous life. The brief would have been to design a ‘PHONETICALLY MEMORABLE’ making it 3 syllables & must not offend.

    The full on purpose of this shot AstraZeneca is to prevent your connection to the source. FULL STOP! There is a suggestion that the word combination has some related origins in Sanskrit & Polish.

    A graphic designer’s dream come true the opportunity for marketing (made up) and combining with the classical language. “To kill the stars” with my 2nd injection I’m prepared to take the risk that there is a very remote possibility/chance that my star could be extinguished.

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