To help further boost vaccinations, the Mid North Coast Local Health District will run a walk-in AstraZeneca vaccination clinic this weekend (September 4-5) at Coffs Harbour.
It will be at the former Red and White Medical Centre on the Pacific Highway opposite the Clog Barn.
There’s no need to make an appointment – it’s available to anyone aged 18 and over. Just bring your Medicare Card and photo ID.
The walk-in clinic will be open this Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.
A mass vaccination hub also will be set up this Saturday – September 4 – at the Gunnedah Rural Health Centre.
The hub will be open from 9am to 2pm with no appointments necessary, and anyone over the age of 18 can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Then the following weekend, Tamworth’s Sports Dome will be transformed into a Super Sunday mass-vaccination hub on the 12th of September.
Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the mass vaccination hub would be a walk up, with no appointment necessary, even if you don’t have a Medicare card.
“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-up vaccination hub will operate between 9am and 3pm.
The Coffs and Tamworth vaccination hubs come as NSW becomes the first state to hit the 70% first dose mark.
Seven million NSW residents over the age of 16 have now received their first jab.