Additional security has been brought in to man the Dubbo vaccination clinic, because staff have been subject to abuse and "unsavory behavior".
Several incidents at clinics across the Central West has prompted the Western NSW health chief to issue a plea with the community, to treat staff with respect.
"It's been across quite a few locations with people turning up angry and aggressive, and both demanding vaccinations if they haven't got an appointment, or demanding things our staff just haven't been able to deliver," Western NSW LHD Chief Executive Scott McLachlan said.
"As a community, we really need to take stock of how we're treating each other."
Mr McLachlan praised staff for their handling of the situations, labelling them as "heroes in every sense".
"The behavior, I've got to say, has been really distressing, the language that's being used. I understand that this is a stressful time, for everyone - it absolutely is and the last thing we want is for people to feel as though they're not supported.
"We're all in this together, this is a time for us to work together, make sure we can keep Covid out of our reach, but also behave in a respectful way."
It comes as the impact is becoming clearer, of Pfizer doses being redirected from regional and rural NSW to Sydney. The Western NSW LHD confirmed up to 40,000 doses would be given to Year 12 students in Covid-19 hotspots, to get them into the classroom next month.
It will mean that for the next two weeks, the health district will not administer any first doses of Pfizer vaccine, but will continue with the second dose for anyone who has already had their first jab.
For those yet to have their first vaccine, they will be offered AstraZeneca instead, or referred to a GP practice or Aboriginal Medical Service.
"The GPs, pharmacies, Aboriginal Medical Services and Respiratory clinics have now got five times more vaccines than they had three weeks ago in the region, both Pfizer and AstraZeneca," Mr McLachlan said.
"We can help people make alternate appointments if and when we need to make changes to their schedule. I want to reassure everyone that vaccination is absolutely a priority for the region - both Pfizer and AstraZeneca are available. AstraZeneca in particular, is a safe and effective vaccine, so I really want to encourage the community to go out and get vaccinated with AstraZeneca wherever possible."
The push to get as many people vaccinated as soon as possible, has seen some pharmacies now able to administer AstraZeneca to anyone over 18.
Currently, this only applies to pharmacies which were already administering the vaccines to people over 60. There were several across the Central West, including Narromine Pharmacy.
"We were emailed on Wednesday that the vaccination standards had been updated so it's all happening so quickly, but it's great that we're being utilised," Pharmacist Sara McCarthy said.
"We have been so busy, I'd love to open up an additional day, but we need some additional stock. I spoke to the PHN (Primary Health Network) about increasing our allocation, and they have been fantastic, we should see that extra stock in the next week or so."
From today, vaccination clinics in Sydney will also accept anyone aged over 18, without a GP referral, but that won't happen in Dubbo yet.
"It will be a couple of weeks given the supply of Pfizer that we're delivering back to Sydney," Mr McLachlan said.
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