New site for Portland District Health vaccination clinic from Friday
Portland's COVID-19 vaccination clinic is moving from the hospital site to the Civic Hall from this Friday.
Portland District Health COVID vaccination program executive sponsor Claire Holt said that as vaccination numbers ramp up, a new venue was needed for the community clinic.
Mrs Holt said the new site at 30 Bentick Street allowed greater throughput while protecting the hospital.
"It was always our plan B and we've now progressed to the stage that we need to move," she said.
"Although we haven't had any local cases, with the Delta variant, it is recommended that we minimise the number of people walking through the hospital"