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Immunisations still on, but bookings needed

Immunisations still on, but bookings needed

Swan Hill Rural City Council immunisation sessions will go ahead in April, but bookings will have to be made.

Council will implement extra precautions for its monthly immunisation sessions to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Anyone who wants to attend Council’s immunisation sessions at Swan Hill Town Hall will need to book beforehand by calling Council’s Public Health Unit 5036 2591.

“Council’s immunisation sessions are well supported by the community and ensure that children are able to receive their scheduled vaccinations on time to prevent against vaccine preventable diseases,” Council’s Public Health and Regulatory Services Co-ordinator Trish Ficarra said.

“However, at this time, measures need to be put in place to protect the community and our staff.”

To ensure social distancing can be maintained, pre-booked time slots will be allocated.

It is strongly encouraged that only one parent or guardian accompanies the child who is to be vaccinated.

Those attending will be asked to use the hand sanitiser provided on entry, and extra precautions will be in place around infection control between appointments.

“These measures, which will be in place until further notice, are part of Council’s continued efforts to prevent the risks associated with the spread of Coronavirus,” Ms Ficarra said.

She said that to ensure Council could continue immunising as many children as possible, immunisation session times had been extended.

The next immunisation sessions will be at Swan Hill Town Hall on Monday, 6 April from 10am to 11.30am, and on Monday, 20 April between 5.30pm and 7pm.

Influenza vaccination sessions will be advertised later in April and bookings are not being taken for influenza vaccine yet. Council will advise community via local radio and social media when the influenza vaccination sessions are open for bookings.

Find out more about the immunisation sessions here.