COVID Information for Members – Joy Smith -Far North Coast Regional Representative

On Fri, Sep 3, 2021 at 9:19 AM joy smith <joysmith121@gmail.com> wrote:

Yesterday I participated in a COVID forum with NNSWLHD.
We were advised that from mid September our local Pharmacies will be 
providing Moderna vaccinations and there will be a marked increase in 
Pfizer vaccinations particularly for Byron and Lismore GP clinics.
BUT if you are over 60 and waiting for a Pfizer, you will probably still 
be at the end of the queue as these doses are meant for the 12 to 60 age 
group. You will not get to choose which vaccine you want. See below for 
booking link.
There have been overseas reports that AstraZeneca has been found to be 
more effective against COVID than Pfizer in the over 60’s.

Service NSW can now provide a QR check-in card for those who do not have 
a smart phone. It is limited presently as not all venues have a scanner, 
but that will change. See link below.

This is a good mental health link for those on Facebook. It is a post 
from “It’s OK not to be OK”: 
https://www.facebook.com/270043250015597/posts/1228907404129172/?d=n

QR check-in card for Service NSW:
https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/create-covid-19-check-card

Vaccine eligibility checker (and for vaccination bookings):
https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility?lang=en

To find your nearest testing clinic:
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/health-and-wellbeing/clinics

Find a local pharmacy for a COVID19 vaccination:
https://www.findapharmacy.com.au/

NSW Heath sewage surveillance program daily updates:
https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/stats-nsw.aspx.

Geographic Vaccination Rates:
https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/covid-19-vaccination-geographic-vaccination-rates

Vaccination rates by postcode:
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/find-the-facts-about-covid-19

Regards
Joy

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