First Covid-19 jabs rolled out at Toodyay clinic

TOODYAY residents have started receiving their first free Covid-19 vaccinations at the Alma Beard Medical Centre in Stirling Terrace.

The local roll-out started on Tuesday March 30 with no adverse reactions reported in the first 50 doses administered.

Local resident Dennis Toop (pictured left) was first to receive an AstraZenica shot in Toodyay last month

The Wheatbelt Health Network said most patients experienced a mildly sore arm and slight 24-hour fever after receiving their first dose of the UK-developed vaccine.

The local roll-out is part of a national push to combat a global pandemic that has killed nearly three million people worldwide in the past 12 months, forced international lockdowns and plunged many countries – including Australia – into massive debt.

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