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Saturday COVID-19 vaccine clinics return to Bundaberg

Covid-19 vaccine rollout
Local GPs will assist in the phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service (WBHHS) is opening its Bundaberg COVID-19 vaccine hub this Saturday, 26 June, to enable more people to access vaccinations at a time convenient to them.

This is the second round of weekend clinics in the Wide Bay, which proved to be successful during the initial opening with nearly 800 locals vaccinated on 5 June.

WBHHS Vaccine Lead Fiona Sewell said the clinics, which will be offering the Pfizer vaccine, were wanting all people aged between 40 to 59, aged and disability care workers and anyone who is eligible for their second dose of Pfizer to come in for vaccination.

“These hubs are opening three weeks after the initial Saturday clinics to enable anyone who received their first dose of Pfizer to come back in for their second dose,” Ms Sewell said.

“Our hubs have plenty of clinic capacity to also see people wanting their first dose of the vaccine and we’re particularly encouraging people aged 40 to 59 as well as aged care and disability support workers to come in to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

“The aim is to improve access to the clinic to more people by offering flexible opening hours – which we hope suits many working people in the 40 to 59 age group who may struggle to find time during the week.”

The clinic is located at the Bundaberg TAFE centre and open from 8 am to the last appointments at 4.30 pm.

“It’s wonderful to open these hubs back up on a Saturday and enable more people to access COVID-19 vaccination clinics at a time convenient to them,” Ms Sewell said.

“It’s an important part of how WBHHS is supporting the broader vaccination rollout by the Australian and Queensland Government, while partnering with Commonwealth vaccine providers and local general practitioners.

“While WBHHS’s initial focus was on getting our region’s healthcare workers and other critical frontline workers vaccinated, we’re now able to open these clinics to the community and support our partners as we increase vaccination across the Wide Bay.

“I would like to particularly thank all our staff who have been involved in setting up and running our Saturday vaccine clinics.

It has taken a united effort by a dedicated and professional team to ensure we can operate safe vaccine clinics.”

To find out more about WBHHS vaccination clinics visit the website.

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