West Moreton Health opens COVID-19 vaccination clinic to eligible members of the public

UPDATE: As of Tuesday 20 July, Cribb House will be closed to the public and all COVID-19 vaccinations will take place at the new Ipswich CBD vaccination clinic, located on the Nicholas Street Mall.

 

West Moreton Health has opened its Ipswich Hospital Cribb House vaccination clinic to eligible members of the public who make an appointment. 

The Cribb House clinic is following advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation which preferences the AstraZeneca vaccine for eligible people aged over 50. 

West Moreton Health Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery Karyn Ehren welcomed the new clinic and said vaccination was voluntary and free. 

“We are proud to have Cribb House open as our public clinic as it continues a long tradition of providing quality healthcare in Ipswich,” Ms Ehren said.  

“The clinic offers both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines to people according to their official eligibility.” 

Anyone aged over 50 can make an appointment at the Cribb House clinic by using the Australian Government’s eligibility checker: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility-checker  

Those who do not want to use the online tool can phone the National Coronavirus and COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 1800 020 080 to check their eligibility and make a booking. 

People aged 40 to 49 are eligible to register their interest for the Pfizer vaccine. 

Those under 40 are not eligible to receive a vaccine at this stage unless they meet eligibility requirements under the Phase 1a, 1b or 2a categories of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine National Rollout Strategy.  

AstraZeneca recipients will receive an automated reminder 28 days ahead of their second vaccination date and must contact the clinic to book an appointment for their second dose.  

The Cribb House clinic, on Chelmsford Avenue, is open from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, and vaccinations are by appointment only. Clinic hours may vary according to demand. 

Parking near Cribb House is only for Renal Unit visitors. Vaccination clinic visitors are asked to use on-street parking or paid parking at the Ipswich Hospital public car parks.  

This is not a drive-through clinic and visitors will be required to stay for at least 30 minutes after their vaccination.   

 FAST FACTS 

  • Two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine are necessary to obtain full protection against the virus.  
  • AstraZeneca doses are recommended to be 12 weeks apart.  
  • Pfizer doses are recommended to be at least 3 weeks apart. 
  • You must allow 14 days between your flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccination. 
  • You cannot be vaccinated if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, including cough, fever, runny nose, tiredness, headaches, loss of smell or difficulty breathing, nausea or diarrhoea. 
  • People attending the Ipswich Hospital Cribb House clinic need to bring their Medicare Card and photo identification, preferably a driver’s licence. 
  • There is a range of information you must tell your immunisation provider before you can be vaccinated against COVID-19. To learn more, visit the Queensland Health website

 LOCAL COVID INFORMATION