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The BreastScreen NSW mobile screening van will be in Maclean until the middle of August. Image: Emma Pritchard.

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Emma Pritchard|

 Clarence Valley women aged between 50 and 74 are being encouraged to visit the BreastScreen NSW mobile screening van, currently located in the Centenary Drive carpark near the entrance to the Maclean Bowling Club, for a free mammogram.

A spokesperson for BreastScreen NSW confirmed the mobile screening van will remain in Maclean “until the middle of August”, and they are advising local women to book an appointment by calling 13 20 50, or by registering online at book.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au.

Under current NSW Health regulations, women are reminded to please wear a mask when attending an appointment.

BreastScreen NSW recently announced via their website that staff members are taking necessary precautions in relation to the current Covid-19 outbreak to protect the wider community by practising social distancing, limiting the number of people in each van, asking pre-screening questions regarding personal health and recent travel movements, providing a minimal contact check-in process and carrying out additional sanitising of equipment and commonly used surfaces.  

“BreastScreen NSW are committed to ensuring the safety of our community while we continue to provide an essential medical service, and we thank everyone for their cooperation,” the spokesperson said.

Women who have recently had a Covid-19 vaccination are also encouraged to schedule their appointment as planned.

Please visit www.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au for the latest information and updates.

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