The Australian Government Department of Health has called for Expressions of Interest from accredited general practices to administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to the 1b cohort of our population. The 1b cohort includes:
Adults aged 70 years and over
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people older than 55 years
Younger adults with an underlying medical condition, including those with a disability
Health and high risk workers
This EOI is open until 11.59pm AWST on 1 February 2021.
CESPHN strongly encourages all eligible practices to submit an EOI. We have prepared some guidance to assist you in completing the EOI. All general practices who meet requirements will have the opportunity to participate in the vaccine rollout as more vaccines become available.
While there have been no cases of community transmission reported in NSW for the past weeksewerage testing results indicate COVID-19 is still circulating in some areas. It is important to stay vigilant and encourage testing.
Testing locations within the region can be found here.
COVID hotspots in our region
Suburbs in the Canterbury-Bankstown Local Government Area including Ashbury, Belfield, Campsie, Canterbury, Clemton Park, Croydon Park, Earlwood and Hurlstone Park have been identified as areas for increased testing. There remain a small number of active cases within the region as can be seen in this map.
Keep checking the NSW Health website for COVID-19 case locations as these are constantly changing. The following locations within the region are included on the list:
Campsie Campsie Medical and Dental Centre Friday 8 January 2021
Campsie Chemist Warehouse Campsie Friday 8 January 2021
Campsie Hills Campsie Hills Seafood Shop, Friday 8 January 2021
Links to latest NSW Health advice to residential aged care facilities and home care service providers
The advice for Residential Aged Care facilities and Home Care Service providers was updated on 25 January 2021. See links to latest information below:
Children’s guide to going to a COVID-19 testing clinic
We know the thought of getting a COVID-19 test can be scary especially for young children. This booklet has been developed by the Western Sydney Local Health District to support families of children, aged three to five, prepare for a COVID-19 test.
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