SMALL communities across the region have become significantly more protected against the pandemic after successful mass vaccination hubs on the weekend.
Queues for the fly-in Pfizer clinic at Quirindi's school hall on Sunday were lengthy and organisers estimated hundreds were jabbed during the day.
Liverpool Plains Shire Council mayor Doug Hawkins said it was a great result as community leaders continue to push for vaccination rates to climb past 80 per cent, to remove the risk to residents and the impact of regional lockdowns.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), with the support of NSW Health and local groups, ran the hub as well as one in Werris Creek on Saturday.
Some 600 residents - the equivalent of about 40 per cent of the town's population - got the COVID-19 vaccine in a single day in Werris Creek.
"It was a fantastic result for the community with a massive line-up of locals attending the clinic," Cr Hawkins said.
It was estimated a similar number queued for a jab at Quirindi the next day.
The RFDS and Tamworth Aboriginal Medical Service (TAMS) will bring the pop up Pfizer clinics to Tamworth, Manilla, Barraba and Nundle in the coming weeks.
No bookings are necessary but locals need to bring their Medicare cards or Visa paperwork, as well as their patience.
Meanwhile, local COVID-19 exposure site times have been updated by authorities at the weekend.
The Caltex service station in Moonbi, about 20 minutes north of Tamworth, was a casual exposure site between 8am and 9am on Wednesday, September 15; and between 11:45am to 12:30pm that same day.
The same site also had casual COVID-19 exposure between 5:45am and 6:45am on Monday, September 13.
Anyone who attended this venue at those times is a casual contact and must get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.
No new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Tamworth or the New England North West in the latest update on Sunday.
NSW clocked 1083 new cases, and 13 of those were in the Hunter area.
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