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17 July, 2021

AstraZeneca pharmacy roll-out

Gilgandra pharmacy is one of the 22 pharmacies across the state that will begin administering the AstraZeneca jab as part of a pilot program.

By Emily Middleton

The pharmacy is busily working to ensure they are ready to start offering AstraZeneca vaccinations from July 19. Gilgandra Pharmacy owner and pharmacist Emma Robinson, says staff members are “excited and lucky” that Gilgandra Pharmacy was one of a small number of Central West pharmacies chosen to participate in the initial phase of the in-pharmacy vaccination roll out.

“Hopefully it means more people can be vaccinated more quickly,” said Ms Robinson.

The vaccination is free, and will initially be available to over 60s only, however Ms Robinson believes this may change over time. A second clinic room in the pharmacy will be built in the next two weeks to ensure the existing pharmacy services won’t be held up by offering vaccinations.

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