KILMORE District Health has announced it will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to anyone over the age of 50 from Monday, May 3. 

In addition to people over the age of 50, the health service will also continue to vaccinate anyone within the 1b priority group as defined by the Federal Government’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout. 

The 1b group includes: people over the age of 70; all healthcare workers who have not yet been vaccinated; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged 55 and over; adults with a specified medical condition; adults with a disability who have an underlying medical condition; and critical and high-risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing staff. 

Vaccination clinic sessions at Kilmore District Health are on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday each week, with morning and evening sessions available depending on the day. 

A vaccination clinic website page is now live and includes information on booking a vaccination, clinic updates, frequently asked questions and other resources at www.kilmoredistricthealth.org.au

Kilmore District Health aged-care residents were inoculated against the virus in early April with the AstraZeneca vaccine, and will receive follow-up doses in the coming weeks. 

People over 50 who would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccination can call 5734 2127.   

People should ensure they have their Medicare card details available when booking appointment. 

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