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Where to find COVID-19 vaccinations for children

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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 SHIRE

Muswellbrook Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
Phone:  1800571155
Website:  Visit website
Opening Hours: Tuesday, 10:00am - 3:30pm, Sunday, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Tristar Medical Group Muswellbrook
Phone:  0265262820
Address: Muswellbrook Shopping Centre, Shop, 19 - 29 Rutherford Rd

Hunter Medical Practice
Phone:  0265431717
Address: 80 Brook Street

Brook Medical Centre
Phone:  0265431222
Address: 64 Brook St

HealthSave Muswellbrook Pharmacy
Phone:  0265433230
Address: 47 Bridge St

Denman Hunter Medical Practice
Phone:  0265473955
Address: 51 - 53 Ogilvie St, Denman

 

SINGLETON SHIRE

Burdekin Park Medical Centre
Phone: 0265724888
Address: 146 George St

Singleton Medical Centre and Skin Clinic
Phone: 0265711111
Address:  122 George St

Fairholme Surgery
Phone: 0265711077
Address: 16 Broughton St

Dangar Medical Practice
Phone: 0265712713
Address: 33 Dangar Rd

Raworth Medical
Phone: 0265711722
Address: Unit 7, 1 Laurel Lane

Singleton Doctors
Phone: 0265711886
Address: Shop 42, 1 Gowrie St

Blooms the Chemist Singleton Heights
Phone: 0265713410
Address: Shop 4, 108 Blaxland Ave, Singleton Heights

Singleton Heights Medical Practice
Phone: 0265731577
Address: Ground Floor Unit 1, 108 Blaxland Ave, Singleton Heights

 

UPPER HUNTER SHIRE

Aberdeen Surgery
Phone:  0265438424
Address: 1 Segenhoe St, Aberdeen

Scone Medical Practice
Phone: 0265451600
Address: 5 Surman St, Scone

Scone Discount Pharmacy
Phone: 0265453604
Address: Scone Village Shopping Centre, Shop 13 & 14, 209 Kelly St

Chemist Discount Centre Scone
Phone: 0265451007
Address: 153 Kelly St, Scone

Merriwa Surgery
Phone: 0265482305
Address: 111 Bettington St, Merriwa

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