COVID-19 vaccine supplies to increase across North Coast Coffs Coast Nambucca Valley Nambucca Valley News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - May 16, 2021 COVID-19 vaccine supplies to local general practices are set to increase substantially from this week, allowing more people to get the jab. GP clinics that have been receiving 50 doses of vaccine a week will see that figure triple. 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 North Coast. 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 for people to find out when and where they can book in for a vaccination is by using the online Vaccine Eligibility Checker and clinic finder at https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility. Some GP clinics have chosen not to be listed.