Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service (WBHHS) is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination hub hours at Bundaberg.
From Monday, 6 September, the WBHHS COVID-19 vaccination hub will be hosting fortnightly Saturday clinics to open up vaccination access to more people.
WBHHS Vaccine Lead Fiona Sewell said the clinic will also open from 11am to 7pm on two days each week so people can attend after finishing work.
“Our aim is to provide people with access to vaccinations at a time convenient to them,” Ms Sewell said.
“By offering flexible opening hours –people who may otherwise struggle to find time during the week can hopefully find a time that is suitable for them to be vaccinated.
“We’re really encouraging everyone aged 12 and above who hasn’t been vaccinated to register so they can access our vaccine clinics as soon as possible after they become eligible for their first dose.
Ms Sewell thanked the community for their patience as WBHHS focused on vaccinating the priority group.
“The support from our community has meant we’re one of the leading regions in the state when it comes to percentage of our population vaccinated,” Ms Sewell said.
“Now we’re getting more supplies and are expanding our clinics so more people can get vaccinated as they become eligible for their first dose.
“It’s the support of our community and the hard work of our vaccine clinic teams that has placed us in a strong position to respond to any future COVID-19 spread in our community.”
Clinics offer Pfizer vaccine to people aged below 60 and the AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged 60 and above.
“Upcoming clinic details are available on our vaccine information website, but the most important thing is to register so our teams can contact you and book a time that is convenient to you,” Ms Sewell said.
“The expanded hours of our clinics will see even more of our population protect themselves, their loved ones and our entire community from the potential risk of future COVID-19 outbreaks causing serious health concerns in our region.”
Ms Sewell also praised partner organisations and WBHHS staff for their dedication, team work and professionalism throughout the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
“These clinics are an important part of how WBHHS is supporting the broader vaccination rollout by the Australian and Queensland Government, while partnering with Commonwealth vaccine providers, local general practitioners and pharmacies.
“Our partners have all done a wonderful job as we work together to protect the Wide Bay community.”
“I would like to particularly thank all our staff who have been involved in setting up and running our vaccine clinics. It has taken a united effort by a dedicated and professional team to ensure we can operate safe vaccine clinics.”
The opening hours for the first fortnight of the expanded clinic will be:
- Monday, 6 September – 11am to 7pm
- Tuesday, 7 September – 11am to 7pm
- Wednesday, 8 September – 8am to 4pm
- Thursday, 9 September – 8am to 4pm
- Friday, 10 September – 8am to 4pm
- Saturday, 11 September – 8am to 4pm
- Monday, 13 September – 11am to 7pm
- Tuesday, 14 September – 11am to 7pm
- Wednesday, 15 September – 8am to 4pm
- Thursday, 16 September – 8am to 4pm
- Friday, 17 September – Closed
- Saturday, 18 September – Closed
The Bundaberg clinic is located at TAFE at 118 Walker Street.