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No Vaccination Walk-Ins

AWH asks locals to make appointments

The COVID-19 vaccination hub in Wodonga has placed a temporary hold on accepting walk-in appointments.

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Albury Wodonga Health (AWH) say they've had a huge surge in demand for vaccinations.

The border hub in the former Wodonga Coles building has capacity to vaccinate 500 people a day, but more than 600 people presented there yesterday.

And with locals aged 40-49 now able to get the Pfizer jab, it's expected numbers will only increase.

"COVID is still in our environment and vaccination is just so important," says Deputy CEO Janet Chapman.

"But right at the moment we're not taking walk-ins; we've just got too many people trying to come and get a vaccination."

Ms Chapman says people can still come to the clinic to make an appointment for another time, they just can't walk in and get the vaccination immediately. Bookings can also be made by calling 1800 675 398.

AWH says planning is now underway to open the hub seven days a week to keep up with demand.

Ms Chapman says it's also vital that people continue to get tested for the virus, even if they only have mild symptoms. The testing clinic next to Wodonga Hospital is open from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Do not to go to emergency departments for testing.

You can book a vaccination appointment here: coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment.

Find out where you can get tested here: coronavirus.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19.

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