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Where to get vaccinated and tested this Christmas

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Wide Bay residents will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and access testing services over Christmas.

Wide Bay residents will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and access testing services over Christmas.

Vaccinations can be accessed through local community pharmacies and GPs and some Queensland Health hubs operating with revised opening times.

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service is ready to rapidly respond to increased demand at its vaccination and testing clinics.

To find out where to get vaccinated, visit www.qld.gov.au/health/covid19/vaccinelocations or www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-vaccine-clinic-finder

To find out where to get tested, visit www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/stay-informed/testing-and-fever-clinics#testing-centre-map.

With Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service recently issuing contact tracing alerts for Bundaberg, they’ve also provided a guide to help residents understand the health advice for different levels of exposure.

“When a person tests positive to COVID-19, the locations they've visited in Queensland are listed on the contact tracing website,” the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service Facebook post said.

“If you've been to a venue at the relevant time, you will be classified as either a close, casual or low risk contact.

“The health advice differs for each contact category and depending on vaccination status.”

Health advice for COVID contact categories:

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Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service has issued advice about contact levels. Source: Facebook
WHHS health advice
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service has issued advice about contact levels. Source: Facebook

The list of current contact tracing locations across the state can be found at www.health.qld.gov.au/contact-tracing.

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