Monday, 27 September 2021
THE next fortnight will be one of the largest for vaccinations in the Northern Tablelands since the start of the pandemic, according to Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, who today announced another round of UNE Medical Centre-driven mass vaccination walk-in clinics, with Pfizer and AstraZeneca COVID vaccines, across the region.
Over the next two weeks, Mr Marshall said the UNE Medical centre would again partner with Armajun Aboriginal Health Service to offer six walk-in Pfizer vaccine clinics across the Armidale, Tingha, Glen Innes and Inverell communities, available to all members of the public aged 12 to 59 years.
This follows a number of incredibly successful walk-in clinics across the region in recent weeks, which has seen more than 4,000 people roll up their sleeves and receive a jab, plus the Royal Flying Doctor Service clinics, which has administered more than 1,000 doses.
Mr Marshall said there would be four consecutive days of jabs this week, beginning on Wednesday in Armidale, administering first and second doses of Pfizer.
“This is an amazing opportunity for locals to get their COVID jabs and to continue our region’s speedy surge toward an 80 per cent fully vaccinated rate,” Mr Marshall said.
“It couldn’t be easier to get your jab at any of these upcoming clinics – just pull out your Medicare card, turn up and roll up your sleeve.
“This all about providing people with even more opportunity to get their vaccination right now, supporting the efforts of our local GPs and pharmacists
“Understandably, demand for vaccinations has sky-rocketed recently and this is a local solution to meet that demand and make it as easy as it can be to get jabbed quickly.
“These clinics are available to anyone eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine and no-one will be turned away – we have plenty of vaccine and want to see as many people as possible rolling up their sleeves over the next fortnight.”
Since its inception two months ago, the UNE Mass vaccination Walk-In Hub has vaccinated more than 4,000 people across the Armidale Inverell, Moree, Inverell and Glen Innes communities.
“It’s vital we keep up the momentum and continue to drive up our vaccination rates, 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,” Mr Marshall said.
“Vaccination is our only ticket to freedom and I don’t want to see anyone to wants to get jabbed in our region miss out.”
Details of upcoming UNE Medical Centre/Armajun Aboriginal Health Service walk-in clinics are:
- Wednesday, 29 September, at SportUNE, University of New England, from 9am to 3pm – Pfizer vaccine
- Thursday, 7 October, at Minimbah Primary School Hall, from 9am to 3pm – Pfizer vaccine
- Thursday, 30 September, at Tingha Town Hall, from 9am to 3pm – Pfizer vaccince
- Friday, 1 October, at Cooramah Cultural Centre, New England Highway, from 9am to 3pm – Pfizer vaccine
- Saturday, 2 October, at Glen Innes Showground (Bourke Street entrance), from 9am to 3pm – AstraZeneca vaccine
- Friday, 8 October, at Linking Together Centre, 17 Wattle Place, from 9am to 3pm – Pfizer vaccine
For further information, visit www.unemedicalcentre.com.au/covid-clinic