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Covid-19 vaccine van hits the road to Childers

WBHHS vaccine van clinics
The WBHHS vaccine van will be travelling throughout the region soon.

The Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service mobile COVID-19 vaccine van will be taking a road trip to Childers, Gin Gin and Avondale soon.

It's all part of an extensive road trip taking place to bring outreach clinics to as many communities as possible before the end of the year.

The first stop will be outside the Agnes Water Community Centre on September 6-8, with other towns to follow including Lowmead, Rosedale, Baffle Creek, Childers, Gayndah, Avondale, Biggenden, Mundubbera, Gin Gin, Eidsvold, Mt Perry and Monto.

WBHHS Vaccine Lead Fiona Sewell said the vaccine van, which would be offering Pfizer and was open to all community members aged 12 and above, would be returning to each town to enable first and second doses to take place in these communities.

“Our vaccine van will be hitting the road every week to provide mobile outreach clinics that will enable people from across the Wide Bay to access COVID-19 vaccination,” Ms Sewell said.

“We’re thankful for our primary health providers who have partnered with us to rollout the vaccine across the Wide Bay and now our mobile clinic is the next step that will enable us to maximise COVID-19 vaccination in our smaller communities.”

“I encourage people in these towns and their surrounding districts to register their interest in being vaccinated so our team can book you for an appointment when the vaccine van stops by your community.”

The van will reach Childers on 15 September and stay in the region until 18 September.

During October, clinics are being planned for other areas of the region including Gin Gin.

“Many people in these communities have been eager for the vaccine to become available to them and Wide Bay HHS thanks them for their patience,” Ms Sewell said.

“We’re continuing to work with local GPs in these towns about the clinics – which do remain flexible based on need so it’s important people do register so we know the demand in each community.

“By getting vaccinated you’re supporting protecting yourself, your loved ones and the broader community that you belong to.”