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Testing to open on McCallum St tomorrow

From tomorrow [02/06] the Swan Hill District Health (SHDH) COVID-19 testing clinic will relocate to a drive-through service located on McCallum Street, Swan Hill.

This change is being implemented to increase capacity for delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations through the SHDH Respiratory Clinic at 28 High Street, Swan Hill.

“Our current model of having our testing and vaccination clinics co-located is limiting the number of vaccines we can deliver each day” SHDH Chief Executive Officer Peter Abraham said.

Moving the testing clinic to a drive-through model will allow for flexibility and will be monitored in line with demand over the coming weeks.

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Mr Abraham highlighted that the recent strong desire of the community to be vaccinated has resulted in the vaccination clinic experiencing a significant increase in wait times to access a vaccination “And we only expect the demand to increase as we move to being able to deliver Pfizer vaccine to those aged 40-49, hopefully in the coming weeks.”

A date for when SHDH will receive doses of the Pfizer vaccine, enabling it to commence vaccinations for 40-49 year old age group, has not been finalised.

COVID-19 Testing

Location: McCallum Street, outside Showground Office (between Stradbroke Avenue and High Street roundabouts).
Operating times (commencing 2/6/21): 2-4pm Monday-Friday

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Location: 28 High Street, Swan Hill
Current operating times: 8am-2pm Monday-Friday

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