Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson BA MLA

Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson BA MLA

Minister for Health; Mental Health

Hon Reece Whitby MLA

Hon Reece Whitby MLA

Minister for Environment; Climate Action

    ‘Taking it to the streets’ vaccination campaign for school holidays

    9/04/2022 11:00 AM
     
    • School holidays events to focus on vaccinations for children five to 11-years-old
    • Perth Zoo and Kings Park get behind vaccination initiative
    • Local attractions to have pop-up clinics during the school holidays
    • Extended days and opening hours for regional vaccination clinics 

    The McGowan Government has partnered with some of the biggest holiday attractions for kids to bring COVID-19 vaccination clinics to our youngest Western Australians during the school holidays.

     

    The 'taking it to the streets' vaccination campaign will include attractions such as Perth Zoo, who will run three days of pop-up clinics, where every child vaccinated there receives a free entry pass to the zoo.

     

    Other locations include the May Drive Parkland playground in Kings Park, Bibra Lake, Whiteman Park, the Mundaring Sculpture Park, Lake Leschenaultia and other locations in Wanneroo, Rockingham, Mandurah and Yanchep.

     

    The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre COVID-19 vaccination clinic will have a focus on children throughout the school holidays, with visits from Captain Starlight and the ever-loveable therapy dogs. While Clown Doctors will visit the Claremont vaccination clinic.

     

    Community vaccination clinics will also continue to provide children's vaccinations throughout the school holidays, with appointments available on VaccinateWA, however walk-ins are welcome.

     

    Regional children will also have greater access to their community clinics with extended opening times and days, as well as mobile clinics travelling to the districts.

     

    We urge all parents and carers to take advantage of these opportunities to protect and safeguard children and families against COVID-19. 

     

    There are also vaccination opportunities provided by GPs, Aboriginal Medical Services and pharmacies across the State. Visit the Roll up for WA website for details.

     

    Comments attributed to Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson:

     

    "We know vaccination is the best defence against COVID-19 in protecting Western Australians from serious illness or hospitalisation.

     

    "These school holidays, we have partnered with some fantastic attractions to bring a fun and different approach to vaccination.

     

    "I urge all parents and carers to take advantage of these opportunities to protect our children and families against COVID-19 during the holidays."

     

    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Reece Whitby:

     

    "Perth Zoo is one of WA's most beloved attractions and I am so pleased we are able to offer children who get vaccinated at the zoo pop-up clinic this school holidays a free entry pass to visit the zoo."

     

    "Vaccination is so important in protecting young people from COVID-19 and what could possibly be better reward for 'rolling up' than a day out at the zoo, or alternatively, check out one of the other great locations such as Kings Park."

     

    Comments attributed to Vaccine Commander and Deputy Police Commissioner Gary Dreibergs:

     

    "By 'taking it to the streets' and going to places where parents and children will be these holidays, we are hoping people will take advantage of the convenient access to vaccinations for their children.

     

    "Our regional community clinics will be providing more opportunities and greater access for children with extended opening times and days, as well as mobile clinics travelling to the districts."

     

    Health Minister's office - 6552 5900

    Environment Minister's office - 6552 6300

     

    School holiday timetable (metropolitan)

     

    April 9-10, 2022
    April 23-24, 2022
    Kings Park May Drive Parkland pop-up - face painting fairy and garden games
    April 9-10, 2022
    April 13-18, 2022
    April 21-25, 2022
    Clown doctors at Claremont Showgrounds Communtiy Vaccination Clinic
    April 11-13, 2022Perth Zoo pop-up offering free entry pass for children
    April 11, 2022
    April 14, 2022
    April 20-22, 2022
    Captain Starlight at Midland Community Vaccination Clinic
    April 12-14, 2022
    April 19-24, 2022
    Rockingham Shopping Centre pop-up offering free movie ticket and 2-for-1 choc bomb
    April 11-13, 2022
    April 16, 2022
    April 19-22, 2022
    Wanneroo Civic Centre pop-up
    April 16-17, 2022Whiteman Park pop-up with kids entertainment
    April 21-24, 2022Yanchep Shopping Centre pop-up
    April 23, 2022Lake Leschenaultia pop-up
    April 9-24, 2022Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre - daily family activities, including mini golf, face painting, balloon twisting (April 11-13, 2022); visitors from the Avengers show (April 14, 2022); visitors from Transformers show (April 16, 2022); WA Police Bearcat, horses and traffic car (April 12, 2022); and an animal farm during Week 2
    April 19-24, 2022Armadale Community Vaccination Clinic pop-up

     

    Check rollup.wa.gov.au for further details and additional events

     

    Regional vaccination clinics will extend their hours and mobile clinics will be visiting regional towns. Visit the Roll up for WA website for details.