With Singleton Local Government Area recording it first COVID-19 case in this latest outbreak the first community run vaccination clinic held at the Civic Centre of Sunday proved to be a popular destination for many local residents.
A steady flow of people through the facility was welcomed by the organisers who are keen to run more walk-in clinics in the future to provide easy access to the vaccinations and boost our community's steadily climbing vaccination coverage.
The aim is getting to 70 per cent fully vaccinated as soon as possible with Singleton LGA was sitting around 60 per cent first does and 30 per cent fully vaccinated.
The clinic was a great team effort according to Upper Hunter MP Dave Layzell who was on hand to thank everyone involved as well as the local residents who rolled up their selves for a jab.
"We have now held three walk in clinics at Merriwa, Muswellbrook and Singleton and they have all been very popular within their communities," he said.
"I can't thank everyone enough especially all the community volunteers and organisations who have made it all possible."
At Merriwa on Friday the Royal Flying Doctor Service vaccinated 725 people with both Pfizer and AZ. The following day 300 AZ vaccines were received in Muswellbrook.
In Singleton 160 Pfizer injects were fully booked out as soon as they became available with the remainder of the shots being AZ.
In todays case list a further seven cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Hunter New England Local Health District residents in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
This brings the total number of cases in the District to 292 since 5 August 2021.