Tamworth’s Sports Dome will be transformed into a Super Sunday mass-vaccination hub this Sunday, September 12.
Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the hub would be a walk-in, with no appointment necessary.
“I want to remove any barriers to access a vaccination, and this is a great opportunity for the 20,000 plus residents of the Tamworth community who are yet to receive a vaccination,” Mr Anderson said.
“The Tamworth Sports Dome will become the clinic where anyone over the age of 18 will have access to the Astra Zeneca vaccine, regardless of their circumstances.”
Tamworth Region Mayor Col Murray said a walk-in hub is a “great outcome” for the Tamworth Region community.
“It’s pleasing to see the work over several weeks now be able to deliver a vaccination hub for the Tamworth Region. It has been encouraging to have such a great level of cooperation in particular from the Primary Health Network, Hunter New England Health and UNE.”
The walk-in vaccination hub will operate between 9am and 3pm.
Hannaford’s Coaches and Tamworth Buslines have donated their time to transport people from Westdale and Coledale to and from the Sports Dome.’
A walk-up vaccination clinic will also open in Lithgow on Sunday, September 12.
The clinic will run from Sunday to Tuesday (the 14th) in the Civic Ballroom on George Coates Avenue in the Tony Luchetti Sportsground.
It will be open daily from 8am to 3:30pm, with no appointments necessary.
Nationals member for Bathurst Paul Toole said both the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines will be available, depending on each person’s eligibility.
The clinic will return in around three to four weeks to deliver the vital second dose.
“This is a walk-in clinic which means there is no need to book ahead. However, remember to come prepared with food and drink, as the queue may be long. And depending on the weather, a hat and sunscreen may also be advisable,” Mr Toole said.
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