Clinics run with military precision

There’s been an excellent response from Cobar residents coming forward to be vac-cinated against COVID-19 at this week’s pop-up clinic.
Run by the Western NSW Local Health District in partnership with the Australian Defence Force (ADF), Cobar’s Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic gave out 315 shots of Pfizer and AstraZeneca to residents on Monday and staff were well on their way to meeting their target of 500 more yesterday, by the time we went to print.
The clinic continues today and will run until 2pm.
Pfizer was available for residents in the 12 to 59 years age group and AstraZeneca was offered to those in the 18 to 59 years age bracket.
Anyone 60 years and over was able to re-ceive the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Working with staff from the Cobar Health Service and Cobar Shire Council, the clinics have run like clockwork with the ADF visitors impressed with the warm welcome they’ve received in Cobar.
As of yesterday’s statistics, Cobar was still COVID free and two sewerage tests conduct-ed last week have both returned negative re-sults.
While Cobar would appear to be well placed to come out of lockdown this Friday (when the NSW Government is set to review its Stay At Home orders), it’s concerning that cases are however continuing to be identified in our region.
Monday’s statistics had 27 new cases rec-orded in the Western Local Health District in Dubbo (18), Bourke (2), Narromine (3),Walgett (1), Orange (1), Brewarrina (1) and Enngonia (1).
There was also another death recorded in the WNSWLHD. In total, it is the second COVID-19 related death in the District.
There are 21 patients admitted to hospital across the District; five are in ICU.
To date, 344 cases have recovered in the District.
Around the region there are currently 102 cases in Wilcannia, 58 active cases in Bourke, 22 in Enngonia, eight in Walgett, seven in Brewarrina five in Gilgandra, two in Gular-gambone and two in Nyngan.
Wednesday September 8, 2021
Volume 36 No. 34
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WNSWLHD/ADF Pop-Up COVID vaccination clinic
FINAL DAY—TODAY, Wednesday September 8
Youth Centre, Harcourt Street 9am-2pm—No appointment necessary
Clinics run