WA’s vaccination program is expanding its capacity to allow more eligible Western Australians to roll up their sleeves and receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
In line with the increased supply WA will be receiving from the Commonwealth, new clinics will be established, more capacity is being built into current State-run community clinics and, as a result, 10,000 more bookings a week will be added on Roll Up For WA website.
A new clinic will be set up in the eastern suburbs at Centrepoint Midland shopping centre, starting September 6, which replaces the Redcliffe clinic.
The Midland clinic has greater capacity and will be open seven days a week, and is expected to provide approximately 8,000 appointments a week.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre will be home to the new Perth CBD vaccination clinic opening on August 16 and operating weekdays, providing about 6,000 appointments a week.
Bookings at both clinics can be made now on rollupforwa.com.au or by phoning 13 COVID.
The Claremont Showgrounds vaccination clinic set a record with 3,500 bookings last Sunday, and it will increase its capacity from this Sunday by expanding from 40 booths to 60, allowing delivery of up to 2,400 additional doses per day.
The State Government is partnering with the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia to keep the Claremont clinic operational throughout the duration of the Show between September 25 to October 2.
As part of a new trial, a walk-in program at the vaccination clinic means visitors to the Perth Royal Show, who are not yet vaccinated, will be able to access the clinic.
Eligible people who want their first dose can turn up without an appointment, with thousands of spots available every day, while those who require a second dose should already have a booking and are urged to keep their booking.
The Kwinana community clinic will be increasing its hours from five days to seven days a week from the middle of August.
Regional vaccination capacity has also been increased, with new community clinics in Busselton, which opened this week at the Youth and Community Activities Building, operating Tuesday and Fridays, offering Pfizer COVID vaccines.
There is also a clinic in Manjimup at the Manjimup Town Hall open on Thursdays, starting July 29 and will be offering Pfizer COVID vaccines.
These new community clinics are now taking bookings through Roll Up For WA and will complement the existing 89 health clinics operating in country towns and communities. Clinic information is available COVID-19 vaccine (https://healthywa.wa.gov.au)
If they haven’t already, people aged 30 to 39 are encouraged to register so they can access bookings first when supply from the Commonwealth increases further.
Pending Commonwealth supply of the vaccine, it is expected WA could be able to administer vaccines to the wider population, including people aged 16 and older, from September.
The one millionth dose is expected to be administered this weekend – a major milestone in WA’s vaccination program.
As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:
“We started this journey in earnest in April and we’re about to reach the one millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine which will be a significant milestone for Western Australia.
“As a State, we’re doing everything we can to build momentum and that includes bringing on more clinics and expanding capacity with more bookings across current venues.
“Thanks to the efforts of our staff at State-run community clinics, at GPs and pharmacies who will now continue to ramp up the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
“Our clinics are being expanded to cater for growing demand, but please remember that there is also the option of being vaccinated by your GP.
“The Commonwealth will continue to increase vaccination availability through the GP network – to allow more people to get vaccinated closer to home.
“This is great news for the vaccination rollout and we encourage all Western Australians to roll up for WA at the most appropriate vaccination clinic for them.
“Please make sure you book now, at rollupforwa.com.au, or by calling 13 COVID.”
As stated by Health Minister Roger Cook:
“The second half of 2021 will be a busy time for the health staff delivering vaccinations to the WA community.
“We need to vaccinate as many people as possible to help keep WA safe from the Delta virus which has spread so rapidly around the world and parts of Australia.
“WA is continuing to open up more options for people to get vaccinated as more supply comes into the State.
“Almost half of the one million doses have been administered in WA Health clinics.
“We want people to keep booking at the clinics and remind them that more GPs are starting to administer the vaccine as well.
“Let’s keep the momentum going and roll up for WA.”
Premier’s office – 6552 5000