Get vaccinated Guyra

24th Aug 2021

As Guyra enters its third week of lockdown there is some good news on the vaccination front. The number of first vaccinations for the 2365 postcode area is now well over 60% and for second vaccinations, the figure is nearing 40% of the eligible population.
In order to boost these rates further, the Guyra Medical Centre is stepping up their campaign to get the town vaccinated. Over recent weeks, they had had increased enquiry from people in neighbouring towns such as Glen Innes and Inverell seeking vaccination.
To ensure that Guyra residents remain at the top of the list they have set aside next week for unvaccinated locals between 16 and 59 to come forward and get their shot. This latest vaccination push is aimed specifically at Guyra residents.
The 16-59 age group is eligible for the Pfizer vaccination and the Medical Centre has a limited supply available.
Anyone in that age group who wants to book in will need to phone 6738 4070 to book their appointment. The AstraZeneca vaccine is still available for those who are aged over 60.
This offer is open to all residents and they do not need to be a patient of the Guyra Medical Centre. HSC students, school teachers and preschool educators are among those that they hope will come forward to get vaccinated.
*The latest data from the UK show both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines have similar effectiveness and both reliably prevent COVID-19 symptoms, hospitalisation and death, even after a single dose. (Source The Doherty Institute).