More vaccines coming to shire

Picture: Picton Respiratory Clinic
Picture: Picton Respiratory Clinic

Wollondilly residents will be able to access more vaccines with extra supplies arriving this week.

The good news comes on the back of mayor Robert Khan's calls for priority access to vaccines so the shire could continue to be a buffer between Sydney and the regions.

Local GPs and pharmacies will receive vaccines this week, and an Aboriginal pop-up clinic will be held at Tahmoor on Friday.

NSW Health will run the Pfizer vaccination clinic at Tahmoor Sportsground on the afternoon of Friday, September 17 for members of the local Indigenous community, by appointment.

"I'd like to thank NSW Health for working with us to help provide better access to vaccines for the Wollondilly community," Cr Khan said.

"Hopefully the increased supply of Pfizer to our GPs and the chance to attend a pop-up clinic will fast-track the process for those still waiting for a local appointment.

"This should give our community a significant boost in the race to vaccinate, and I look forward to seeing Wollondilly reach the targets of 70 per cent and 80 per cent double doses soon."

Cr Khan encourage everyone yet to get the jab to make their appointments "so we can all be ready when restrictions start to ease to get out and about again, to see our family and friends, and get our local economy back in shape".

Picton Respiratory Centre has also launched Big Pfizer Sunday clinics at Picton's Masonic Hall on Colden Street, allowing more than 1000 patients to be vaccinated in a day.

The first Sunday proved a big success, with the council reporting "glowing reviews" from the community. Keep up to date with appointments and cancellations at the Picton Respiratory Clinic Facebook page.

Local pharmacies will soon have access Pfizer and Moderna vaccine supplies, and some are already taking bookings.