Albany mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic makes it easier for Great Southern residents to get jab

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A mass vaccination clinic will be held at the old Bunnings site on Albany Highway.
Camera IconA mass vaccination clinic will be held at the old Bunnings site on Albany Highway. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Great Southern residents aged 12 and over are being urged to get their COVID-19 jab at a vaccination blitz in Albany this week.

The mass COVID-19 community vaccination clinic will be held at the old Bunnings Warehouse site on Albany Highway from 9am to 5pm on Friday, and 9am to 4pm on Saturday.

There will be a sausage sizzle and family activities from 10am to 3pm on Friday with group bookings available for families with children over 12.

Bookings and walk-in appointments will be available with attendees urged to bring their Medicare card. The COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine will be available to all eligible recipients.

Children aged 12-15 need consent from a parent or legal guardian.

All vaccinations already booked at the Albany Health Campus vaccination clinic will be moved to the Bunnings site from October 6 to grow the capacity of the clinic.

WA Country Health Service COVID-19 vaccination program lead Margaret Abernethy said this week’s Albany vaccination blitz aimed to make it as easy as possible for Great Southern locals to roll up their sleeves.

“The vaccines are safe, and they’re effective,” she said.

“We’re asking the residents of Albany to play their part in keeping the region safe, healthy and vibrant.”

To book a vaccination, visit vaccinatewa.health.wa.gov.au/.

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