Southern NSW Local Health District is urging community members to continue to come forward for vaccination and to 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.
Everyone aged 12 years and over is eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be safe, effective and life-saving.
Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has been notified of ten new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8.00pm last night.
Of the ten new cases:
- Eight new cases are in the Queanbeyan Palerang region (one in Queanbeyan West, four in Googong, and three in Crestwood). A Crestwood case is linked to a known case. All other cases are under investigation.
- Two new cases are in the Yass Valley region and are under investigation.
This brings the total cases in SNSWLHD to 477 since the start of the current outbreak in June.
Sadly, one patient from Queanbeyan, a male in his 60’s, passed away on 1 November. He had one dose of the vaccine and significant underlying health conditions.
NSW Health state-run clinics are now offering a booster dose, using the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, to individuals aged 18 and over.
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.
First, second and booster vaccinations can be booked through the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder.
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
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
It is important that everyone aged 12 years and over continues to come forward for the COVID-19 vaccination. It is easy to book using the Commonwealth Government’s Vaccine Clinic Finder.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19: