A Molong doctor has had his praises sung by the region's health boss for his work vaccinating the town.
Speaking on Friday, chief executive of Western NSW Local Health District, Scott McLachlan, said the work done by Dr Robin Williams during the COVID pandemic had been exceptional.
"I know there's a fantastic general practice in town and a pharmacy that have been doing a lot of vaccinating," Mr McLachlan said.
"I take my hat off to Dr Robin Williams and all of his team in the general practice that for nearly six months now have been vaccinating a lot of people in the community."
The praise came on the same day it was revealed that 31 people in Molong had been vaccinated through the Australian Defence Force's two-day pop up hub.
The hub was at the Molong Baptist Hub on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Mr McLachlan said it wasn't a surprise to see "low numbers" at the hub, largely because of the work done prior by those like Dr Williams to vaccinate the community.
"We know that there's still people who haven't been able to get to vaccination because they've either got disabilities, they've got other difficulties in life so the ADF are really switching focus to helping to get to places where people may not be able to make it out of homes," the health chief added.
"We're really looking forward to the changes in coming days and weeks where the ADF will be changing the hours at the clinic to help people get there after work and on weekends to look at going into smaller and much more rural communities where people haven't had vaccination opportunities."
Figures published earlier this week showed that 89.6 per cent of 10,765 residents aged 15 and older in Cabonne Council had received at least one vaccine dose and 67.4 had received both.
Mr McLachlan emphasised that the job isn't done yet.
"I think we're at a good level of vaccination, we've got good plans in place for caring for people with COVID across the communities and helping to identify that it's going to need some real focus and attention from everyone across our communities in the coming days and weeks to slow the spread of COVID."
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