Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson BA MLA

Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson BA MLA

Minister for Health; Mental Health

    Two new COVID-19 vaccination clinics as operating hours increase

    2/01/2022 7:00 AM
     
    • Two new vaccination clinics to open and extended hours to cater for soaring demand
    • New fixed Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre clinic opens in January
    • Joondalup clinic relocating to new premises from January 4
    • Record 28,884 doses administered in one day last week 

    Two new COVID-19 vaccination clinics will open in the Perth metropolitan area with extended hours over the long weekend to meet increasing demand ahead of Western Australia's Safe Transition.

     

    A new fixed clinic at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) is expected to open on January 10, 2022. This replaces a pop-up vaccination clinic that opened at the PCEC on December 26, 2021.

     

    From Tuesday, January 4, the Joondalup COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic will re-open from a new location at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre. The new clinic will be located off Joondalup Drive on the western side of the shopping centre, with access from the outside of the building.

     

    In addition, to help manage the current increased demand for walk-in vaccinations, there will be staffed booths operating in the Great Space area near the shopping centre information counter and the mobile vaccination bus will also be on site at Lakeside Joondalup to provide vaccinations next week.

     

    To help meet the demand for COVID-19 vaccinations this long weekend, a number of vaccination clinics in the metropolitan and regional areas will be operating.

     

    The following metropolitan clinics will be open this long weekend: 

     

    Metropolitan clinics

    Sunday January 2

    Monday January 3

    Joondalup

    1100-1700

    0830-1630

    Armadale

    1100-1700

    1000-1630

    Canning Vale

     -

    0830-1530

    Claremont

    0900-1700

    0900-1700

    Midland

    1100-1700

    0900-1700

    Kwinana

    0830-1600

    0830-1530

    Mandurah

    -

    0830-1530

    Mirrabooka

    1100-1700

    0800-1700

    Ellenbrook

    1100-1700

    0930-1630

    PCEC

    1100-1700

    1100-1700

    Carramar

    1100-1630

    0900-1600

    Coogee Beach (bus)

    1000-1400

    -

     

    Regional clinics will also operate this long weekend, with all clinics open on Monday, January 3 and clinics in Northam and Bunbury opening today (January 2).

     

    Opening hours vary and people are urged to check https://rollup.wa.gov.au for further information.

     

    To avoid longer waiting times, booking an appointment via VaccinateWA is highly recommended.

     

    Children aged five to 11 will be eligible to roll up for a COVID-19 vaccine from January 10, 2022 at State-run clinics - bookings can now be made via VaccinateWA.

     

    In the metropolitan area children can get vaccinated at State-run clinics in Kwinana, Joondalup, Midland, Ellenbrook, Armadale, Claremont and Carramar. There will also be 26 regional clinics throughout the State offering vaccinations to children.

     

    Comments attributed to Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson:

     

    "It is fantastic to see so many Western Australians rolling up their sleeves to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19.

     

    "Vaccination rates continue to improve as we get close to our Safe Transition on February 5 and I thank everyone who is taking up the opportunity to get vaccinated, including those getting their third dose when eligible.

     

    "We are seeing increased demand at our clinics, but rest assured there is still plenty of capacity.

     

    "These new clinics and extended long weekend hours will ensure getting a jab has never been easier."

     

    Comments attributed to Vaccine Commander Chris Dawson:

     

    "Over the past few days Western Australians have been keeping our COVID-19 vaccination clinics on their toes, with queues observed at all major metropolitan clinics.

     

    "On Thursday, we recorded our highest number of vaccines given out in one day so far - with more than 28,000 doses administered. This is a fantastic achievement and one we can be proud of.

     

    "These new clinics and extra operating hours will help us keep up with this increased demand. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and those around you from COVID-19."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5900