Ex-vet clinic becomes vax clinic

HEALTH STAFF READY TO ADMINISTER COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AT MILLICENT'S FORMER VET CLINIC: On Wednesday, from left, Lisa Cowling (registered nurse), Michelle Galli (nurse unit manager), Krystal Henderson (assistant in nursing).

Kathy Gandolfi

MILLICENT’S former veterinary clinic is being used as a Covid-19 vaccination clinic.

Vacated in recent years when the veterinary clinic moved across the road into bigger premises, the old building has been unused until the Covid-19 clinic began administering vaccinations on November 17.

The Limestone Coast Local Health Network (LCLHN) said the vaccination clinic had been moved to the new premises from the Millicent hospital and about 80 to 90 doses have been administered each day since the new clinic has been open.

“We relocated the Millicent Hospital Covid-19 vaccination clinic to the former Millicent veterinary clinic to free up space and allow the hospital to regain the area utilised by the vaccination clinic,’ said a LCLHN spokesperson.

“This regained space will help improve flow throughout the facility (hospital) and ensure we have the necessary space and resources to provide care to the community as part of our ongoing Covid response.

“The clinic (at the former vet premises) will continue to be operated by hospital staff and provide vaccinations every Wednesday and Thursday, and we encourage people to get vaccinated if they are yet to do so.”

The clinic is open between 9am and 3pm every Wednesday and Thursday.

Bookings are available online at sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidvaccine

The Millicent hospital continues to provide testing for Covid-19 with the number of tests almost doubling to 83 in the week that the State’s borders were opened from 48 the previous week.

The hospital’s testing clinic is open seven days a week from 2 to 5pm.

No referral or appointment is required to receive a test, however people are advised to call ahead.