Covid vaccination and testing clinics to close

Castlemaine Health announced this week that its COVID-19 Vaccination and COVID Testing Clinics are set to close this month.
The final day for COVID Vaccinations at the Castlemaine Health based clinic will be Wednesday June 22.
The final day of testing at the drive through Testing Clinic at Wesley Hill Stadium will be Thursday June 16.
Closure of the clinics will enable staff to move back into frontline nursing roles to support the healthcare system.
Castlemaine Health Vaccination and Testing nurse unit manager Shelley Leathem said the local vaccination clinic has played a vital role in our local COVID-19 response and greatly contributed to the high vaccination rates in our shire.
“More than 95 per cent of eligible residents in Mount Alexander Shire have already received their two primary COVID vaccine doses and more than 82 per cent of those aged 16 and over are up-to-date with their booster. We are pleased with the results and feel we have significantly contributed to the safety of the community,” Ms Leathem said. See the Mail for more…