Pop-up ADF vaccination clinics announced for Molong and Blayney

WELCOME NEWS: The ADF, alongside the Western NSW LHD, will help coordinate a vaccination hub in Molong and Blayney in October. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
WELCOME NEWS: The ADF, alongside the Western NSW LHD, will help coordinate a vaccination hub in Molong and Blayney in October. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

The ADF will be setting up pop-up vaccination clinics in both Blayney and Molong early next month

At this stage, the clinics will run next month in Molong from October 5 to 7 and Blayney from the 7th to the 9th.

Federal Member for Calare and Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Defence Personnel, Andrew Gee, said the expansion of the program to more Central West locations will supercharge rates of vaccination in the region.

"From day one of the first ADF-run vaccination clinic in Western NSW, back in late August, rates of vaccination across our region have surged, with tens of thousands of people rolling up their sleeves at these clinics to get the jab," said Mr Gee.

"The impact of the ADF in the vaccine rollout across our country communities can not be underestimated, with more than 41,000 jabs delivered over the past month."

As well as Molong and Blayney, Oberon and Manildra will also be getting pop-up vaccination clinics.

The hub in Oberon will run from October 5 to 6, while Manildra's will go from October 8 to 9.

""Both the Oberon and Cabonne Local Government Areas (LGAs) have strong numbers of first dose vaccination, with more than 80% of eligible residents already on their way to being fully vaccinated. This proves residents are passionate about keeping themselves, their loved ones, and their community safe from the virus. These clinics will keep the momentum going," Mr Gee added.

"Now that Oberon, Molong, Blayney, and Manildra have been added to the ADF's tour of Western NSW, I encourage local residents who have yet to receive the jab to make the best use of a clinic when it pops-up near you.

"With the state set to open up at 70% fully vaccinated, regional travel will again be on the cards. While it's great that life is returning to normal, our country communities need to be ready."