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Five new COVID-19 cases in Southern NSW

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has been notified of five new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8.00pm last night.

This brings the total cases in SNSWLHD to 463 since the start of the current outbreak in June.

Of the five new cases:

  • Four cases are in the Queanbeyan Palerang region. Two are in Queanbeyan, one is in Googong and one is in Crestwood. The Crestwood case is linked to a known case.  The other cases are under investigation.
  • One case is in the Yass Valley and is under investigation.

SNSWLHD is urging everyone aged 12 years and over to come forward for a COVID-19 vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be safe, effective and life-saving. It is easy to book a vaccination close to home using the Commonwealth Government’s Vaccine Clinic Finder.

NSW Health state-run clinics will offer a booster dose, using the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, to individuals aged 18 and over from Monday 1 November.

This booster shot will help people maintain a high level of protection against the COVID-19 virus, including the Delta variant.

People aged 18 years and older may receive a booster at least six months after receiving their second dose of any of the COVID-19 vaccines registered for use in Australia.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be offered as the booster dose, regardless of the COVID-19 vaccine received for the first or second dose.  A booster vaccination can be booked through the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder.

For the purposes of complying with public health orders, people who have received two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine and completed their ‘primary course’ are still considered fully vaccinated, but the booster dose is important for strengthening protection against the virus.

NSW Health state-run clinics are already providing a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to people aged 12 and older who are severely immunocompromised.

Everyone in the District should be alert for any symptoms that could signal COVID‑19, including headache, nausea, sore throat, runny nose, cough, loss of smell or taste, or fever. If symptoms appear, people must isolate and get tested immediately, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.

Venues of concern are listed on the NSW Health website: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/case-locations-and-alerts.aspx

SNSWLHD is making some changes to COVID-19 testing clinics in the Eurobodalla region.

A new clinic opens today Monday 1 November at Gundary Oval, Campbell Street, Moruya. The clinic will operate 9.00am to 3.00pm Monday – Saturday. The Hanging Rock Batemans Bay and Moruya Hospital clinics are now closed.

There are more than 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. A full list of SNSWLHD’s clinic sites and hours is available on our website: https://www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/our-services/infectious-disease/covid-19

To help stop the spread of COVID-19:

Last updated: 01 November 2021
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