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The Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) has seen one new COVID-19 case in the 24 hours to 8pm 16 November.

‘The case is in the Ballina Local Government Area and is linked to an existing case,’ said Wayne Jones, Chief Executive of the NNSWHD.

There have now been 177 total cases in NNSWLHD since 16 June.

‘An additional case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a traveller from outside the District, and is currently under investigation. This case will not be recorded in the NNSWLHD figures,’ he explained.

‘Even if you are fully vaccinated you should get tested and isolate immediately if you have even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms – such as a slightly runny nose, a scratchy or sore throat or generally feeling under the weather.’

There are 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic visit the NSW Government website or contact your GP.

Mobile vaccination clinic schedule for Northern NSW

Upcoming dates and locations for the mobile vaccination van touring Northern NSW are now confirmed.

Grafton

Thursday, 18 November: South Grafton Rotary Park, Cnr Through

Street and Skinner Street 9.30am – 2.30pm

Friday, 19 November: South Grafton Bob Liddiard Park 9.30am – 2.30pm

Tweed Heads

Monday, 22 November: Tweed Heads Chris Cunningham Park, Wharf Street (next to Twin Towns) 9.30am – 2.30pm

Tuesday, 23 November: Tweed Heads Chris Cunningham Park, Wharf Street (next to Twin Towns) 9.30am – 2.30pm

Murwillumbah

Wednesday, 24 November: Murwillumbah Knox Park (in front of stage) 9.30am – 2.30pm

Goonellabah

Thursday, 25 November: Goonellabah Football (Soccer) Club, Reserve Street 9.30am – 2.30pm

Friday, 26 November: Goonellabah Football (Soccer) Club, Reserve Street 9.30am – 2.30pm

Kyogle

Monday, 29 November: Kyogle Visitor Information Centre, Cnr Anzac Drive and Summerland Way 9.30am – 2.30pm

Woodenbong

Tuesday, 30 November: Woodenbong Park, Unumgar Street (behind Public Hall) 9.30am – 2.30pm

Casino

Wednesday, 1 December: Casino Oak Centre, 26-28 Oak Centre 9.30am – 2.30pm

Ballina

Tuesday, 7 December: West Ballina Porter Park, 17 Daydream Avenue 9.30am – 2.30pm

 

These clinics are providing Pfizer vaccinations for anyone aged 12 and over.

No appointment is needed. Please bring your Medicare Card if you have one.

The mobile vaccination van is a partnership with Social Futures.

Find your closest clinic at the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder.


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