Top three reads in this week’s Harvey-Waroona Reporter

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Peel debutant Brady Hough celebrates his first goal with teammate Nathan O'Driscoll.
Camera IconPeel debutant Brady Hough celebrates his first goal with teammate Nathan O'Driscoll. Credit: Aaron Kirby/Aaron Kirby

In this week’s Harvey-Waroona Reporter, Hall & Prior has taken over management at Harvey-based aged care facility Hocart Lodge, Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault product Brady Hough made a stunning start to his WAFL career at the weekend and Waroona’s complacency and hesitancy around getting the COVID-19 jab is to blame for the town having one of the worst vaccination rates in the State.

Out with the old -

Hocart Lodge.
Camera IconHocart Lodge.

Private provider Hall & Prior has taken over management and operations at Harvey-based aged care facility Hocart Lodge.

The company, which has 30 facilities across WA and NSW, formally entered into an agreement with Hocart’s board late last week.

Brady is pick of the bunch -

Peel debutant Brady Hough celebrates his first goal with teammate Nathan O'Driscoll.
Camera IconPeel debutant Brady Hough celebrates his first goal with teammate Nathan O'Driscoll. Credit: Aaron Kirby/Aaron Kirby

Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault product Brady Hough made a stunning start to his WAFL career at the weekend, racking up 22 disposals and kicking an important goal in his league debut.

The 18-year-old was the Thunder’s second leading disposal-winner with 22 touches, and he kicked a goal as they charged home to give their more fancied opponents an almighty scare.

He sent the ball inside 50 five times, took nine marks and kicked the ball 19 times.

Vaccine hesitancy concerns -

Waroona Pharmacy owner Judy Mather said the pharmacy could only offer AstraZeneca at the moment and believed people would prefer Pfizer or Moderna, which the facility was also waiting to have distributed once available in the country.
Camera IconWaroona Pharmacy owner Judy Mather said the pharmacy could only offer AstraZeneca at the moment and believed people would prefer Pfizer or Moderna, which the facility was also waiting to have distributed once available in the country. Credit: Eugene Hoshiko/AP, Eugene Hoshiko

Waroona’s complacency and hesitancy around getting the COVID-19 jab is to blame for the town having one of the worst vaccination rates in the State, according to a leading local pharmacist.

It was reported last week only 23.3 per cent of the town’s population had received two doses of the vaccine, making it the ninth lowest in WA’s regions.

This is despite Waroona being the first location outside the metropolitan area to have a private pharmacy — TerryWhite Chemmart — distributing the jab.

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