Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations

    Easier than ever before for regional residents to roll up for WA

    15/10/2021 2:30 PM
    • Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service and WA Country Health Service launch joint initiative to increase vaccine uptake in Geraldton
    • 14 pop-up clinics for regional WA
    • 63 per cent of those eligible in the Mid-West have had at least one COVID vaccine dose 

    The State Government is making it easier than ever before for country communities to access a COVID-19 vaccine, with 14 new pop-up clinics in regional areas.


    Working with Commonwealth providers, industry and GPs, the State Government will run clinics in Geraldton, Fitzroy Crossing, Newman, Karratha and Broome, with Paraburdoo, Tom Price, Hedland, Halls Creek, Wyndham, Kununurra and more locations to come in weeks ahead.


    The Premier visited the Geraldton pop-up clinic today located at 60 Rifle Range Road, Geraldton.


    Operating in partnership with Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS), the clinic is open between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday until October 22, with no appointment necessary.


    The clinic opened this week and in the first two days more than 150 Geraldton locals took the opportunity to roll up their sleeves.


    GRAMS leads logistics at the clinic while WA Country Health Service (WACHS) provides immunisers and governance support.


    The new regional pop-up clinics are in addition to the WA Health-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics located across the State.


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "More than 63 per cent of Mid-West residents have now received one dose of their COVID vaccine but there is more work to be done.


    "That's why we're working with our Commonwealth partners, colleagues across industry and GPs to make it easier than ever before for country residents to access a COVID-19 vaccine.


    "Here in Geraldton, I'd like to commend WACHS and GRAMS for working together to protect as many Mid-West residents as possible.


    "More regional pop-up clinics will be stood up in the coming weeks as we look to provide every opportunity for people living in regional WA to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their community. 


    "Vaccination is safe, effective and the best protection we have against COVID-19."


    Comments attributed to Geraldton MLA Lara Dalton:


    "It's wonderful to see GRAMS and WACHS partnering to deliver COVID vaccines to our community. 


    "This is a great opportunity for locals to get vaccinated simply, easily and quickly.

    "I want to thank the McGowan Government for stepping up and doing more to roll out vaccinations in regional WA."


    Premier's office - 6552 5000