Several Clarence Valley pharmacies are now administering the Moderna vaccine, and Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan is encouraging the community to continue to come forward and get vaccinated.
“Thank you to everyone who has already been vaccinated,” he said.
“This is our path back to normal life.
“So far there have been over 26 million doses administered, with more Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca appointments now available through GPs, pharmacies and state hubs.
“It is great to see pharmacies in our region have signed up to administer the vaccine, with this list being added to each week.”
Mr Hogan said receiving a Covid-19 vaccine at your local community pharmacy is safe and convenient, and all pharmacists must complete an approved vaccination course and mandatory Covid-19 vaccination training before they can administer Covid-19 vaccines.
Clarence Valley mum Nikita Watkins said her 12-year-old son Tyson is keen to get vaccinated and is happy the Moderna is now available locally.
Ms Watkins, who recently received her second AstraZeneca vaccine, said Tyson had made up his own mind to get vaccinated.
“I was never going to force him to get vaccinated if he didn’t want to get the jab,” she said.
“But he told me he is happy to have it done, and he was also happy to wait for Moderna to become available.
“I think it is good that local pharmacies are giving people the jab, because I think it eases pressure on the GPs because they’re always busy.
“While I do think getting vaccinated is the right thing to do, I would never go out and tell other people to go and get the jab.
“I’d just encourage them to speak to their healthcare professional so they can make a decision they feel comfortable with.”
The Moderna vaccine is available at the following Clarence Valley pharmacies:
* Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse Grafton (02) 6642 1167
* Blooms The Chemist Grafton (02) 6643 1241
* Maclean Discount Pharmacy (02) 6645 4425
* Southside Pharmacy (02) 6642 3788
* Douglas Yamba Priceline Pty Ltd (02) 6646 1131
* Chemist Warehouse Grafton (02) 6642 2038
* Ramsay Pharmacy Grafton (02) 6642 2548