COVID-19 vaccine supplies to local general practices are set to increase substantially from next week.
GP clinics that have been receiving 50 doses of vaccine a week will see that figure triple, according to Healthy North Coast.
Clinics receiving 100 doses a week will now receive 200.
The increase will happen over the next three weeks as new supplies are delivered to more than 110 participating general practices on the Mid North and North Coasts. The change will increase the number of weekly doses offered by general practices to the community from 12,950 to 22,550.
The number of vaccine doses provided to local general practice respiratory clinics (GPRCs) will also increase by several thousand a week.
So far more than 40,000 people have received COVID-19 vaccinations across the region.
Healthy North Coast Chief Executive Julie Sturgess welcomed this week's Australian government decision to boost the number of COVID vaccine doses.
"There has been a great response to the vaccination program, with many people trying to secure a vaccination appointment," Ms Sturgess said.
"Close to 10,000 extra doses of COVID-19 vaccine a week will now be offered by GPs across the North Coast, which is great news for our community. Combined with the increased vaccine availability at GPRCs and through NSW Health, we will see people getting vaccinated at the highest rate since the rollout commenced."
The best way to find out when and where you can book in for a vaccination is by using the online Vaccine Eligibility Checker and clinic finder.
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