Central Victorian residents showed up in droves to coronavirus vaccination centres in the wake of four locally acquired cases confirmed in the greater Melbourne region.
Bendigo Health chief executive Peter Faulkner warned against unnecessary Melbourne travel plans as the capital city enters new restrictions from 6pm Tuesday.
Almost 400 people were vaccinated in the Mollison Street mass vaccination centre on its first day of operation on Monday.
"Our testing clinics have been continually operational and we have seen an increase in access to those services, particularly today and that's what we're hoping to see," he said.
"We have seen an increase in people turning up for testing which is a great thing and we ask people to be patient as there are some delays which come with that.
"I encourage people to get tested if they have any symptoms, if they have been to one of the exposure sites advised or in contact with people who've been to them."
Mr Faulkner suggested people who were planning to travel to Melbourne to reconsider as Victoria's total coronavirus case number rose to 13.
"I don't plan to go anywhere I don't have to and I'd encourage others to do likewise," he said.
"It's a very dynamic situation, we've always been aware that COVID is merely an announcement away.
"We've maintained a state of readiness so we're quite comfortable and in a position to respond appropriately."
Statewide, there were 14,892 tests and 8269 administered vaccine doses were reported to the Department of Health in the past 24 hours to midnight on Monday.
Health minister Martin Foley thanked all Victorians who came forward to get screened for coronavirus in the past 24 hours, particularly those in the northern and western Melbourne suburbs in the vicinity of exposure sites.
"My advice to anyone is clear, get tested if you have any concerns and showing even the mildest of symptoms," he said.
"It is the most important thing you can do to keep yourself, your family and community safe."
The New Zealand government placed a 72 hour pause on flights from Victorian throughout the Trans-Tasman bubble following the confirmation of five new coronavirus cases in the state in past 24 hours.
Bendigo Health's community COVID-19 Vaccination Centre is open seven days a week with walk-ins and appointments available between 10am and noon and 1pm and 5pm. Entry is via 113-133 Mollison Street, with disabled access via McLaren Street. People are encouraged to book in for their vaccination on the Bendigo Health website or by calling state government coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.
Bendigo Health's walk-in and drive-through screening clinics are located on Stewart Street and open 10am-5.30pm, seven days a week.
The Bendigo Respiratory Clinic in Spring Gully is testing by appointment only from 9.30am-4pm, Monday to Friday.
Heathcote's drive-through COVID-19 testing is available at 39 Hospital Street, Heathcote on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-11am by phoning 5431 0900.
Strathfieldsaye's drive-through COVID-19 testing is located at 1 Apsley Street from Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm.
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