Walk-in weekend in West Moreton

An extra 1000 West Moreton residents are expected to be vaccinated by the end of the Super Walk-in Weekend at the Ipswich CBD Community Vaccination Clinic.

Queensland Health has invited Queenslanders to walk into any of its vaccination clinics this weekend without an appointment.

West Moreton Health’s Ipswich CBD clinic will be open from 8am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

People who book in advance over the phone will save time waiting in the walk-in line. The local booking number to call is 3413 7102.

West Moreton Health COVID-19 Executive Lead Matthew Tallis said anyone aged over 12 years is encouraged to come forward for a Pfizer vaccination, including people aged over 60 who will have access to Pfizer from tomorrow (Saturday).

“We can vaccinate more than 1000 people a day at the Ipswich CBD clinic, so we have a lot of capacity this weekend,” Mr Tallis said.

Appointments already made at the clinic will continue to be honoured over the weekend.

The Ipswich CBD clinic in the Nicholas Street Precinct occupies the former Harvey Norman showroom and can be accessed via the Terry White Chemmart arcade.

Parking is free for the first 3 hours at the Nicholas St carpark off Bremer St.

The clinic is open 8am to 4pm 7 days a week and until 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Other places you can be vaccinated in the region (but are not part of Walk-in Weekend) are:

  • The Salvation Army Church Hall, corner of Brisbane Rd and Coal St, Bundamba. Open today (Friday 17 September) and next Monday to Friday by appointment. The temporary clinic will return in 3 weeks for second doses. Phone bookings encouraged on 3413 7102.
  • Somerset Civic Centre, 35 Esk Hampton Rd, Esk. Open Monday (20 September) to Saturday (25 September) for second doses. End-of-day walk-ins accepted according to vaccine availability.
  • Many participating GP clinics and pharmacies. For the full list, see here.

People should wear a short-sleeve shirt and bring their Medicare card and photo identification as well as a list of medications they are currently taking. At least 7 days should be allowed between the COVID-19 vaccine and any other vaccine, such as ‘flu.