From today, thousands more Western Australians can get vaccinated at any of the three State-run community vaccination clinics.
Anyone 50 years and over is eligible to book in and receive the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccination from State-run community vaccination clinics from today or from a participating GP clinic from May 17, 2021.
The eligibility criteria has expanded to anyone aged 50 and over following the rollout of the National Cabinet’s updated vaccination clinic.
The State-run metropolitan community clinics are located at the Claremont Showgrounds, Kwinana Supa Centre and near Perth Airport at 2 George Wiencke Drive and are open between 8.30am and 3.30pm, seven days a week.
With a fourth community vaccination clinic scheduled to open later this month in Joondalup.
Health Minister Roger Cook said there are now 400 people in various teams of staff working on WA’s Covid vaccination program.
Vaccination bookings are essential and can be made on 13 COVID (13 268 43) via a dedicated call centre.
“To ensure you get your vaccination, please don’t just turn up – it’s essential you make a booking, so vaccination staff can co-ordinate appropriately,” said Mr Cook.
In regional WA, hospital-based vaccination clinics are also offering vaccinations in the Goldfields, Great Southern, Kimberley, Mid-West, Pilbara, South-West and Wheatbelt in addition to a number of local GP clinics. Regional hospital-based vaccination clinics can be booked via 13 COVID.
Anyone from regional WA who plans to travel to Perth and is eligible for vaccination due to their work or age can make a vaccination appointment but they will need to return to the metropolitan area within the recommended timeframe for the second dose.
COVID vaccines can also be accessed via GPs, GP respiratory clinics and Aboriginal Medical Services located throughout regional and metropolitan WA.
AstraZeneca remains the recommended vaccine for those aged 50 and over with Pfizer for those aged under 50.
All community vaccination clinics will be delivering the AstraZeneca vaccine.