East Grampians Health Services is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination program to include the Ararat and broader regional community.
The healthcare provider has vaccinated its public aged care residents and staff.
It will now begin vaccinating emergency services personnel, workers from abattoirs, people aged 70 and older.
The vaccinations also cover Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 55 and older, people with a serious disability, and health care workers who have not been vaccinated as part of Phase 1B of the vaccine rollout.
East Grampians Health Services chief executive Andrew Freeman encouraged eligible members of the community to schedule their vaccinations.
"We are now at the stage where we can broaden our vaccination program to all other people in the 1b phase group in our community," he said.
"(We) invite people in this category to make a booking at the clinic in Pyrenees House by phoning 5352 9363 between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday."
Mr Freeman said East Grampians Health Services people would also be more locations where people would receive the vaccine.
"We are also moving out into the wider Ararat community, and will conduct vaccination clinics in some of our smaller outlying towns."
Vaccination clinics will be held at Lake Boiac Bush Nursing Centre on Thursday, April 15, and Tuesday, April 20. Bookings can be made by phoning the centre on 5355 8700.
Willaura Hospital Day Centre will be holding vaccination clinics on Monday, April 19, and Wednesday, April 21. Bookings can be made by phoning the centre on 5352 9363 between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Elmhurst Bush Nursing Centre hold a vaccination clinic on Friday, April 16. Bookings can be made by phoning the centre on 5355 5000.
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