From today (9 September) a free vaccination hotline will make it even easier to book an appointment at the Ipswich CBD Community Vaccination Clinic.
The West Moreton Health clinic doubled its capacity to vaccinate last week, creating hundreds of extra appointments every day.
West Moreton Health COVID-19 Executive Lead Matthew Tallis said the added service would streamline the registration and booking process.
“Callers to the hotline will speak directly with staff at the Ipswich CBD clinic, who can book them for an appointment in straight away,” Mr Tallis said.
The West Moreton Health vaccination hotline number is 3413 7102.
The Ipswich CBD Community Vaccination Clinic is located off the Nicholas Street mall. For the latest opening hours, see here.
Priority groups are invited to walk-in for their vaccine without an appointment at any time throughout the day, except in the last hour before closing.
From Monday, the clinic will begin accepting bookings for children aged 12 and over in line with the national roll-out strategy.
“Our staff have the training and equipment to vaccinate the 12 and over cohort, and we expect the extra demand this creates will soon see us move to a 7-day model,” Mr Tallis said.
To register, make a booking or change a booking at a Queensland Health location, visit www.vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au.
You can also use the Federal Vaccine Eligibility Checker to make a booking at your nearest General Practice (GP) or community pharmacy.
“COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free, and are our pathway out of this pandemic,” Mr Tallis said.
“Combined with COVID-safe behaviours, vaccines give us the best chance of keeping our community safe and businesses open and doing more of the things we enjoy.”
- Any person requiring a second dose of vaccine (based on vaccine type and age eligibility)
- Pregnant women during any stage of pregnancy
- Any worker in the following industries:
- Residential aged care and disability care workers
- Healthcare workers and support staff including students on clinical placement
- Hotel quarantine workers (including passenger transport services)
- Workers at airports that receive international and domestic flights
- Queensland-based international and interstate air crew workers
- Border workers
- Freight workers who cross domestic borders
- Distribution centre workers
- Fly-in-fly-out workers
- Volunteers at a COVID-19 testing or vaccination clinic
- Maritime industry workers
- Critical and high-risk workers e.g. emergency services, corrective services, youth detention centres, meat processing businesses, freight and food distribution
- School and early childhood staff.