Constable Richard Clark receiving the COVID jab from former Bourke girl and Registered Nurse Mandy Debenham. PHOTO TWH

The detection of COVID virus fragments in the Bourke sewerage system from testing on Tuesday 22 June, was a timely reminder for people to get vaccinated.

And last week, 233 people took that opportunity at a vaccination clinic set up at the Full Gospel Family Fellowship Church building in Tarcoon Street.

A spokesperson for NSW Health commended Bourke residents who took the opportunity to get vaccinated at the clinic which operated for two days last week.

She said that the sewerage test had hopefully helped others in the community realise the value of getting vaccinated, and she encouraged people to book in at the Bourke Aboriginal Corporation Health Service or with the GP at the Ochre Health Medical Centre.

“We are seeing more people come forward for their vaccinations, but we encourage everyone to make a plan for their vaccinations now,” she said.

“The recent virus detection in Bourke is a reminder that the virus is out there, and the best way to be protected is to get vaccinated.

“We also encourage people to continue to practice social distancing, hand hygiene and to follow all the directives from NSW Health.

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