Tasmania’s State-run vaccination clinics to close this week

August 30, 2022 9:06 pm in by

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Covid-19 case numbers have risen slightly overnight.

259 new infections have been recorded in the past 24 hours.

30 people are in hospital with Covid-19 statewide, 14 of those patients being treated specifically for symptoms.

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One Covid-positive patient is in the public ICU.

145 people are using the COVID@Homeplus program.

Public Health is monitoring 1,342 active cases statewide, 652 of those found in the South of the State.

177 Tasmanians have passed away from Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

The current risk of Covid-19 in the community is moderate.

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Premier Jeremy Rockliff is thanking staff that have operated our State-run vaccination clinics ahead of their closure tomorrow.

At the peak of the vaccination rollout in October 2021, there were 69 State-run clinics in operation across Tasmania, and about 960 nurses working.

In Tasmania, there have been more than 1.4 million COVID-19 vaccinations delivered to people aged 5 and over.

Of these, almost half have been provided at no cost in State-run vaccination clinics.

From Wednesday 31 August, the State-run vaccination clinics will close and the primary health sector will be the first point of call for vaccination delivery in Tasmania.

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Tasmanians are encouraged to continue to roll up their sleeves and stay up to date with their vaccinations for both COVID-19 and influenza.

People looking for a Covid-19 jab should make an appointment with a participating GP or pharmacist.


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