The Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) will begin COVID-19 vaccination of far south coast health workers, from Batemans Bay to Eden, at South East Regional Hospital (SERH), Bega today.
Southern NSW Local Health District is very pleased the NSW Government has also announced Wollongong as a COVID-19 vaccination hub from 15 March 2021, where staff from Bombala, Braidwood, Cooma, Delegate and Goulburn will be vaccinated.
The first staff to receive COVID-19 vaccinations will be those at highest risk of exposure to COVID-19 positive patients. This group includes workers in emergency departments, aged care and COVID-19 testing clinics.
Chief Executive Margaret Bennett says that this is a momentous occasion and an important turning point for a region that has faced significant challenges in recent years following drought, bushfires and floods.
“We are so pleased that our Priority 1a health workers will be among the first Australians to receive a COVID-19 vaccination,” Ms Bennett said.
“Our teams have worked tirelessly managing our local COVID-19 response. We are encouraged and relieved to know those frontline staff will all be immunised in coming weeks.”
Liverpool Hospital will manage the outreach clinic at South East Regional Hospital.