Fantastic Friday has been confirmed for Inverell, with a mass vaccination hub hitting the road this week, University of New England Life Director Dave Schmude, Dr Joe Turner and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.
Tuesday, 17 August 2021
FOLOWING the enormous success of last weekend’s Super Saturday Mass Vaccination Hub in Armidale, and in response to community demand, the University of New England Medical Centre and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall are hitting the road this Friday, taking the free clinic to Inverell for its first-ever ‘Fantastic Friday’
Between 9.30am and 3pm this Friday (20 August), ANY member of the public over the age of 18 (medical history considered), will be able to walk in to the Inverell Showground basketball Stadium, roll up their sleeve and receive their first or second AstraZeneca jab.
“This is an amazing opportunity for Inverell locals to get their COVID jab this Friday, easily and quickly,” Mr Marshall said.
“Just as the Armidale community responded overwhelmingly last weekend, now its Inverell’s chance to turnout in their droves and get vaccinated.
“It couldn’t be easier on Fantastic Friday to get your jab – just pull out your Medicare card, put on your mask, turn up and roll up your sleeve.
“This all about providing people in Inverell with even more opportunity at this time – while we have COVID in the community – to get their vaccination now, supporting the efforts of our local GPs, pharmacists.
“Understandably, demand for vaccinations has sky-rocketed with the events of the last week and this is a local solution to meet that demand and make it as easy as it can be to get jabbed.
“Please take advantage of this opportunity and together let’s make Fantastic Friday a smashing success!”
Mr Marshall said Inverell Vaccination Hub would have a full complement of doctors and nurses on hand, putting as many jabs in arms as they possibly can this Friday, with vaccine supplies being boosted with a delivery by NSW Health, and providing health advice to those who have questions about vaccines.
“If we have more demand than can be catered for this Friday, we’ll see this hub run on additional Friday’s as well, as we don’t want to see anyone who wants a jab to miss out,” Mr Marshall said.
“Those who receive a jab this Friday, will be booked in for their second dose, in four weeks’ time.
“Rest assured, receiving a vaccine is a reasonable excuse to leave home under the lockdown stay-at-home order.”
COVID marshals will be present on the day to ensure mask wearing, social distancing and provide hand sanitiser.
“I want to sincerely thank the team at the UNE Medical Centre and Vice Chancellor Brigid Heywood for their support and supporting our community with this wonderful initiative.
“It’s vital we get our vaccination rates up, not only to protect our fellow citizens, but also to get our lives back to some form of normality, free of lockdowns and other restriction measures.”
The Fantastic Friday Inverell Mass Vaccination Hub will operate between 9.30am to 3pm at the Inverell Showground Basketball Stadium.