The Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) is advising the public that Phase 1b of the Commonwealth Government’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout commences in the region this coming Monday, March 22, 2021.

Selected clinics across the local region will be involved in the rollout of Phase 1b of the COVID-19 Vaccinations from March 22nd. Up to 13 practices will be involved during the 1st week of Phase 1b. Approximately the same number of additional practices will be included in the rollout of Phase 1b vaccinations during each of the subsequent 3 weeks until each of the 56 confirmed practices across our region are involved.

At this stage, there has been no locations announced for Parkes Shire where eligible residents can get there vaccinations. Cr Ken Keith OAM, Mayor of Parkes Shire has made inquiries with Western NSW Primary Healthcare Network regarding the lack of Parkes Shire health services to be supplied with the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Department of Health advised that the staged roll out is due to the limited supply of the vaccine available.

As each practice comes on board and receives their stock they will be promoted on the Vaccine Clinic Finder and the Department will also put it out in the media.

We ask people to be patient at the moment, it will take time for the stock to arrive and for us to get through the large numbers we have to vaccinate. Practices will reach out to their patients as they receive the stock.

For further updates, you can visit the Western NSW Primary Healthcare Network website