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Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 9 November.

One case is in the Grafton area of Clarence Valley Local Government Area (LGA), and is a household contact of an existing case. One case is in the Lismore LGA and the source of infection is under investigation,’ said Wayne Jones, Chief Executive of NBNSWHD.

There have now been 155 total cases in NNSWLHD since 16 June.

‘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,’ said Mr Jones.

There are more than 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. Find a clinic at COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.

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The mobile vaccination van is in Casino today and tomorrow, and will move to:

  • Casino: Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 November, 9.30am – 2.30pm, The Oak Centre, Oak Avenue, Casino.
  • Ballina: Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 November, 9.30am – 2.30pm, Porter Park, Daydream Ave, West Ballina.

‘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,’ said Mr Jones.

Other NSW Health clinics in Tweed Heads, Byron Bay, Lismore and Grafton are also providing walk-in and booked appointments. Find your closest clinic at the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder.


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