COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged five to 11 has been given the green light to go ahead and various pharmacies and medical centers in the Upper Hunter are assisting with this roll out.
NSW Health indicates vaccinations offers excellent protection against COVID-19 in children.
The Pfizer (Comirnaty) children’s vaccine is the approved COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 – 11 years in Australia.
The dose is a third of the dose for people aged 12 years and older.
Children will receive two doses of the vaccine, given 8 weeks apart. In certain circumstances, the second dose can be brought forward to 3 weeks after the first dose, including:
- in an outbreak response
- prior to the initiation of significant immunosuppression
- before international travel.
"The majority of parents believe in vaccinating their kids," a spokesperson from NSW Health said.
"In June 95% of five-year-old kids in Australia were immunised against a range of diseases covered by the National Immunisation Program.
" Today, children are immunised against a range of serious diseases including diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), measles, mumps, rubella, polio, hepatitis B, varicella, hepatitis A and pneumococcal among others," the NSW Health spokesperson said.
According to Vaccine Clinic Finder there are plenty of options for locals to chose from that are within their local government area.
A list has been devised with the relevant details for residents looking for those vaccines.
Muswellbrook Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
Website: Visit website
Opening Hours: Tuesday, 10:00am - 3:30pm, Sunday, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Tristar Medical Group Muswellbrook
Address: Muswellbrook Shopping Centre, Shop, 19 - 29 Rutherford Rd
HealthSave Muswellbrook Pharmacy
Address: 47 Bridge St
Denman Hunter Medical Practice
Address: 51 - 53 Ogilvie St, Denman
Burdekin Park Medical Centre
Address: 146 George St
Singleton Medical Centre and Skin Clinic
Address: 122 George St
Address: 16 Broughton St
Dangar Medical Practice
Address: 33 Dangar Rd
Address: Unit 7, 1 Laurel Lane
Address: Shop 42, 1 Gowrie St
Blooms the Chemist Singleton Heights
Address: Shop 4, 108 Blaxland Ave, Singleton Heights
Singleton Heights Medical Practice
Address: Ground Floor Unit 1, 108 Blaxland Ave, Singleton Heights
UPPER HUNTER SHIRE
Address: 1 Segenhoe St, Aberdeen
Scone Medical Practice
Address: 5 Surman St, Scone
Scone Discount Pharmacy
Address: Scone Village Shopping Centre, Shop 13 & 14, 209 Kelly St
Chemist Discount Centre Scone
Address: 153 Kelly St, Scone
Address: 111 Bettington St, Merriwa
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