- WA's newest eastern suburbs community vaccination clinic opens to the public today
- Eligible people urged to book now to be part of State-wide effort to boost vaccinations
- Children aged 12 to 15 can receive the COVID vaccine from Monday, September 13
Western Australia's COVID-19 vaccination program is offering greater convenience for people in Perth's eastern suburbs, with the former Redcliffe clinic moving to a shopping centre in Midland.
From today (September 6), the new Midland clinic will open from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Sunday at Centrepoint Shopping Centre, 307 Great Eastern Highway, Midland. The shopping centre has four-hour free parking and is close to the Midland Train Station.
Community vaccination clinics are now open at Midland, Claremont, Kwinana, Perth CBD and Joondalup.
From next Monday (September 13), children aged 12 to 15 in WA will be able to book at http://rollup.wa.gov.au to get the COVID-19 vaccine through community vaccination clinics.
More initiatives are being considered by the McGowan Government to increase opportunities and availability of vaccines to people in WA.
As part of the McGowan Government's efforts to increase the vaccination rates of Aboriginal people, a special advance clinic was held at the Midland location on Saturday, September 4, dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the metropolitan area.
WA Health is working to improve access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to COVID-19 vaccines at community vaccination clinics through dedicated days with regular walk-in times over the next six weeks.
All eligible Western Australians are urged to visit http://rollup.wa.gov.au to register and book their vaccination appointments as soon as possible.
There have been 1,829,094 COVID-19 vaccinations administered to Western Australians across the State; of those, 710,230 were second doses.
WA Health State COVID-19 vaccination clinics are available in more than 100 locations across WA, with sites listed on the HealthyWA website (click on COVID-19).
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"This new vaccination clinic in our eastern suburbs will help provide another alternative for people to get their COVID-19 vaccines.
"Our State-run clinics are in addition to the participating GPs, pharmacies, Aboriginal Medical Services and GP respiratory clinics, which are managed by the Commonwealth, to provide COVID-19 vaccines across WA.
"All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 12 years and over can be vaccinated and this has been possible under the Commonwealth's roll-out for some time now, however, we're exploring additional ways to help get more people in this cohort vaccinated through our State-led initiatives.
"All Aboriginal people eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine should get vaccinated as soon as possible, as the consequences for families in these communities could be devastating if even one family member becomes unwell with COVID-19.
"If COVID-19 gets into a remote community, where some people may already have health issues, it would be a very serious situation.
"From next week everyone aged 12 and older will be able to start receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and this is an important step as we get more of our WA community vaccinated against COVID-19.
"Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is so vital in protecting what we've maintained here in WA. Getting vaccinated is about protecting yourselves, your friends and your families."
Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:
"This clinic is another tool for Western Australia to keep on track to have as many eligible people fully vaccinated as soon as possible.
"This new clinic at Centrepoint Shopping Centre will be a convenient location for people in Perth's eastern suburbs to access vaccination.
"At Midland, people can get their vaccination and conveniently then buy groceries all in the one visit to the shopping centre.
"I urge all Western Australians, if you are eligible for a vaccine please register and book an appointment as soon as possible.
"Visit rollupforwa.com.au to register and book your appointment."
Premier's office - 6552 5000
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