Vaccination capacity doubles at Ipswich CBD clinic

The Ipswich CBD Community Vaccination Clinic is doubling its capacity for appointments from Thursday 2 September 2021.

All unvaccinated West Moreton residents over the age of 16 are encouraged to go online and register for an appointment at a Queensland Health clinic or participating GP or pharmacy.

West Moreton Health COVID-19 Executive Lead Matthew Tallis said there has never been greater capacity in the region for people to be vaccinated.

“We have doubled our capacity in the Ipswich CBD and are currently holding a five-day clinic at Esk for Somerset residents, our partners in the Darling Downs West Moreton PHN are doing great work with vulnerable groups around the region, and more GPs and pharmacies are coming online all the time,” Mr Tallis said.

To register and/or make a booking, visit www.vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au.

The Ipswich CBD clinic is also accepting walk-in appointments from the priority groups in the final hour before closing time each day. 

Anyone who meets the criteria for a priority cohort but is unable to be accommodated on the day they walk in, will be booked in for an appointment at the earliest opportunity.

“We are doing this to encourage these priority groups to be vaccinated at the earliest opportunity,” Mr Tallis said.

The priority list includes people who are due for their second dose, pregnant women at any stage of their pregnancy, and workers in specific high-risk occupations (see here for full list). The risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 is significantly higher for pregnant women and their unborn baby.

Mr Tallis said it was important to continue to protect yourself and others against COVID-19, even after you are vaccinated.

“You must continue to wear masks when required, wash your hands often, practice physical distancing, stay home if you are sick and get tested if you have any COVID-19 symptoms,” he said.

“Combined with COVID safe behaviours, vaccines give us the best chance of keeping our community safe and helping us get back to doing more of the things we enjoy.”  

When seeking information, use trusted sources such as your GP, Queensland Health and the Australian Government.  

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination locations, visit www.qld.gov.au/covid19vaccine