Forbes rolls up its sleeves for Covid-19 vaccination

READY TO ROLL: The queue for vaccination through the walk-in clinic stretched from Town Hall around the block on Saturday morning. Photo: Craig Dwyer

READY TO ROLL: The queue for vaccination through the walk-in clinic stretched from Town Hall around the block on Saturday morning. Photo: Craig Dwyer

Hundreds of Forbes residents rolled up their sleeves for vaccination against Covid-19 at a dedicated walk-in clinic over the weekend.

This drone photograph captured by Craig Dwyer shows the queue from the Town Hall doors on Saturday morning down Court Street for the walk-in clinic offered by NSW Health and the Australian Defence Force. It then stretched around the corner and down Lachlan Street.

Western NSW Local Health District Chief Executive Scott McLachlan said he understood as many as 560 people were vaccinated at the clinic on Sunday alone - and it continued Monday.

"It was really pleasing to see the community coming out," he said.

"There's a lot of people lining up and wanting to get vaccinated so can I say thank you to everyone who's lining up and taking the opportunity at those clinics and particularly in Forbes over the weekend and today."

Unfortunately, he also advised two new cases of Covid-19 had been detected in Forbes in the 24 hours to 8pm Sunday.

By Friday, 61 per cent of Forbes' 7865 eligible residents had received their first dose of Covid vaccination and 31.6 per cent were fully vaccinated.

These numbers should lift significantly in coming weeks, don't forget there are plenty of other vaccination opportunities available by booking.Go online to the vaccine eligibility checker.

READY TO ROLL: The queue for vaccination through the walk-in clinic stretched from Town Hall around the block on Saturday morning. Photo: Craig Dwyer

READY TO ROLL: The queue for vaccination through the walk-in clinic stretched from Town Hall around the block on Saturday morning. Photo: Craig Dwyer