News Blog, May 11: Flu Vaccine Available at McIntosh Center Beginning Friday; calls for greater cultural awareness in schools and the community


Vaccine: The flu shot will be available weekly at the McIntosh Center starting Friday. Photo by Rodney Braithwaite

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Hello Goulburn Valley,

Caitlyn Grant returns again for the day of days, the day of the bump.

We’re looking at a high of 17 degrees with quite a bit of rain, so if you’ve got laundry to wash, skedaddle.

Rainy Wednesday: Today should bring some rain. Photo by Megan Fisher

UPDATE 12.15pm: Van almost crashes into police vehicle

We have court news fresh from the press.

A court heard a Mooroopna man was driving on the wrong side of the road and nearly hit a police van as he rounded the corner.

The court also heard that he fled when police chased him for 1.5 km.

Read here.

UPDATE, 10:45 a.m.: Flu vaccine available at the McIntosh Center every Friday

In addition to the first, second, third and fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccination, the vaccination center at Shepparton Showgrounds McIntosh Center will offer flu vaccinations every Friday starting this week.

Influenza vaccines will be available to eligible people through the National Immunization Program.

No appointment is required for the flu vaccination and if people need to be vaccinated against COVID-19, this can also be given at the same time.

The vax hub is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

UPDATE, 9:15 a.m.: headlines to start the day

A Shepparton family have called on schools and the wider community to keep up to date with important cultural and religious dates after their children missed school photos because they clashed with the Eid celebration al-Fitr.

I don’t know if you noticed, but a 17-day construction blitz at six level crossings along the Shepparton railway line wrapped up over the weekend.

As we enter election week, independent candidate for the Nicholls federal seat Rob Priestly has said that minimum service standards for health and care for the elderly will be the main policy he will bring to Parliament and his currency. of exchange to obtain the support of a large party in the event of a suspended parliament.

And finally, early Saturday morning, people were reportedly threatened with machetes outside the Australian Hotel in Shepparton.

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