COVID-19 jabs to be offered at new Bunbury community vaccination clinic

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WA’s first regional community vaccination clinic is opening in Bunbury on Thursday.
Camera IconWA’s first regional community vaccination clinic is opening in Bunbury on Thursday. Credit: Catherine Massey/Busselton Dunsb/Catherine Massey

Western Australia’s first regional COVID-19 community vaccination clinic is set to open in the South West this week in a bid to make it easier for people to get vaccinated.

The clinic will officially open at the Bunbury Homemaker Centre on Thursday, coinciding with the newly fast tracked vaccination roll-out that allows people aged between 30 and 49 to get the Pfizer vaccine.

The new cohort will be able to get the Pfizer vaccine at State-run clinics. Over-50s will still receive the Astra-Zeneca jab.

Aboriginal and Torrest Strait Islander people aged 16 and over are also now eligible to be vaccinated as part of the expanded roll-out.

Bunbury’s clinic will be the fifth community vaccination clinic to open in WA and will be open for appointments between 8.30am and 4pm on weekdays.

The clinic will provide both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines to relevant groups, with AstraZeneca available on Mondays and Fridays, while Pfizer will be administered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

“This is a great opportunity for people in Bunbury and the South-West to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and maintain our position as one of the safest places in the world,” Bunbury MLA Don Punch said.

Bookings can be made via the Roll Up for WA website or by calling 13 COVID (13 26843)

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