Dr Katie Panaretto will be available to answer Cherbourg residents’ questions about COVID-19 vaccinations (Photo: DDH)

August 31, 2021

Darling Downs Health is returning to Cherbourg next week to provide more COVID-19 vaccinations for local residents – and there will also be a face-to-face opportunity to ask questions about the vaccines.

Residents who have questions or concerns about receiving a vaccination have been invited to attend a Q&A with Dr Katie Panaretto prior to the clinic’s first day next Monday (September 6).

“There is a lot of information about the COVID-19 vaccination in the community and it can be hard separating facts from myths,” Dr Katie said.

“These vaccinations are safe, effective and the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from getting very sick.

“I encourage everyone who has questions or concerns to come down to the town hall and have a yarn.”

Dr Katie said it was particularly important for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to consider getting vaccinated.

“Sadly, we are now seeing in NSW and Victoria how this virus is impacting First Nations communities,” Dr Katie said.

“This clinic is a great opportunity for people to not only protect themselves but also their communities, elders and families.”

The Cherbourg vaccination clinic will be held at the Cherbourg Hall from noon to 5:00pm on Monday (September 6); 8:00am to 4:30pm on Tuesday- Thursday (September 7-9) and 8:00am to noon on Friday (September 10).

The clinic will be open to those getting their second COVID-19 vaccination (two doses are required for full protection) as well as those wanting their first vaccination.

Those attending for their first vaccination have been asked to please attend on either Monday or Friday.

The Q&A yarn with Dr Katie Panaretto will be held on Monday (September 6)  from 10:30am at the town hall, prior to the clinic opening.

All are welcome and morning tea will be provided.

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