Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Medical Research; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Science

    New opportunities to get COVID-19 vaccination in Mirrabooka

    18/10/2021 8:45 AM
     
    • COVID-19 community vaccination clinic opens today at The Square Mirrabooka
    • Second pop-up vaccination clinic at Herb Graham Recreation Centre
    • Bookings are not required
    • Convenient for local community to get vaccinated 

    Another large-scale community vaccination centre will open today at The Square Mirrabooka, 43 Yirrigan Drive, Mirrabooka giving local residents another opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

     

    Opening times are 9am to 4.30pm on Monday to Wednesday, 9am to 7pm on Thursday and 11am to 4.30pm on Sunday. While bookings are preferred, individuals are welcome to attend the clinic without an appointment.

     

    The State-run vaccination clinic will initially provide around 3,000 appointments each week and will ramp up depending on demand. 

     

    A second pop-up clinic will open at the Herb Graham Recreation Centre in Mirrabooka for two days a week from October 25. This smaller clinic has been developed to encourage a greater uptake among culturally and linguistically diverse communities and interpreter services will be made available where required.

     

    Community vaccination clinics are now open at Centrepoint Midland Shopping Centre, Claremont Showgrounds, Kwinana Supa Centre, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City, with a new community clinic also opening today at Armadale Central Shopping Centre.

     

    There have been 2,714,227 COVID-19 vaccinations administered to Western Australians across the State.

     

    About 75 per cent of Western Australians aged 16 and over have received one dose while more than 56 are fully vaccinated.

     

    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).

     

    All eligible Western Australians are urged to visit https://rollup.wa.gov.au to register and book their vaccination appointments as soon as possible.

     

    Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:

     

    "Being able to access two vaccination clinics in the local area is a two-pronged approach toward getting everyone vaccinated and keeping the community safe.

     

    "Both vaccination clinics will help provide another alternative option for people to get their COVID-19 vaccination.

     

    "I'd like to thank the City of Stirling and staff at The Square Mirrabooka and Herb Graham Recreation Centre for their support in getting these clinics up and running.

     

    "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.

     

    "The message continues to be simple - don't hesitate, get vaccinated.

     

    "The vaccination rate is increasing quickly but we need to lift higher and faster.

     

    "There is absolutely no reason to be complacent."

     

    Comments attributed to Vaccine Commander Chris Dawson:

     

    "The new clinics offer a convenient location for people in Perth's northern suburbs to access their vaccination.

     

    "It is particularly important to us to create a space for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to access their vaccinations in a culturally secure environment, with support such as interpreters and translated materials available.

     

    "I urge everyone who lives or works in this area to make the most of this opportunity and get vaccinated as soon as possible.

     

    "Remember, it takes up to five weeks for your body to build up immunity once you've had your first dose, so don't wait until the Delta strain hits WA. Get vaccinated now.

     

    "Visit rollupforwa.com.au to register and book your appointment."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6500