Lismore City News
Saturday, 2 December 2023

Vaccination hub to return as case numbers rise across the state

March 17 2022 - 10:30am
WALK IN: A new COVID-19 clinic will be set up at Southern Cross University from tomorrow.
WALK IN: A new COVID-19 clinic will be set up at Southern Cross University from tomorrow.

THE Lismore COVID-19 vaccination clinic is set to reopen tomorrow as case numbers continue to grow across the state.

NSW has recorded 20,087 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday.

Excluding yesterday's case numbers, which included missed figures from earlier in the week, NSW hasn't recorded a day with more than 20,000 cases since January 26 when 21,030 infections were recorded.

Residents 16 years and over will be able to access Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax vaccines from L Block at Southern Cross University.

There will also be paediatric Pfizer vaccinations for children aged 5-11 years.

Acting Chief Executive, Northern NSW Local Health District, Matt Long, said the vaccination team had worked hard to get the clinic up and running again in its new location as quickly as possible.

"Our vaccination clinic was just one of the many businesses inundated with floodwaters in the Lismore central business district," Mr Long said.

"It's been an incredibly tough time for our local area, and I have to give credit to our staff for their efforts in re-establishing the clinic so quickly.

"We are also very thankful to the team at Southern Cross University. Their support means we are able to quickly re-open our vaccination clinic."

People whose appointments were affected by the closure of the previous clinic have been contacted to reschedule where necessary.

"Anyone who has an appointment booked for Friday onwards should present to the new clinic at their scheduled time," Mr Long said.

"We have seen cases increase across NSW in recent weeks, and vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your family from serious illness."

To make a booking at any clinic, visit the Vaccine Clinic Finder or call Health Direct on 1800 57 11 55.

If you require assistance to book, please call Health Direct on 1800 57 11 55.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, visit