Western Australia’s first dose vaccination rate has now surpassed 80 per cent (12 years and over), after the success of ‘Super Vax Weekend’ which saw 28,271 Western Australians get vaccinated – an increase on the previous weekend.
This included 15,574 doses administered at WA Health State-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics, including pop-ups at eight Bunnings stores and at a range of other community locations.
The remaining 12,697 vaccines were administered through the Commonwealth’s primary health networks, including GPs and pharmacies.
The number of vaccines administered at State-run clinics represents a 12.3 per cent jump on the previous weekend.
More than 3,000 vaccinations were at pop-up clinics at Bunnings stores – representing almost 20 per cent of total weekend vaccinations at State-run clinics. More than 70 per cent of these were first doses.
The Harrisdale Bunnings pop-up clinic was particularly successful with 554 people vaccinated over the weekend.
As of yesterday, 80.6 per cent of Western Australians 12 and older have had a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 65.9 per cent have had two doses.
Community vaccination clinics are now open at Canning Vale Market City, Carramar Village Shopping Centre, Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City, Centrepoint Midland Shopping Centre, Claremont Showgrounds, Kwinana Supa Centre, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Armadale Central Shopping Centre and The Square Mirrabooka and more, in addition to more than 100 regional locations across WA.
All Western Australians aged 12 years and over are urged to visit https://www.rollup.wa.gov.au to find out where they can get vaccinated as soon as possible.
As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:
“I want to thank all those Western Australians that did the right thing and got vaccinated over the weekend as part of our ‘Super Vax Weekend’.
“The rising vaccination rate means the number of Western Australians left to be vaccinated is reducing – which is exactly what we want.
“This is why the numbers from Super Vax Weekend are so encouraging, as for the first time in weeks, we bucked the trend and saw vaccinations rise.
“As we get to the pointy end of the vaccine rollout, we are now reaching Western Australians that we have not yet been able to reach through our initial rollout plans.
“I visited Rockingham Bunnings on Sunday and it was great to see people out and about doing their normal weekend activities and choosing to get vaccinated along the way.
“The encouraging numbers follow the release of WA’s Safe Transition Plan.
“Our detailed plan provides a soft landing, with minimal impact on WA’s unique way of life.
“COVID is coming, so you need to get vaccinated before it’s too late – there’s no excuse not to.”
As stated by Health Minister Roger Cook:
“The Super Vax Weekend was a great success, with the State-run clinics administering 12 per cent more doses than the previous weekend.
“The weekend not only raised huge awareness about the importance of getting vaccinated but also saw thousands of new people roll up for their first jab.
“Let’s keep the momentum going.
“The figures released today include the data from the Commonwealth’s primary health networks, which includes GPs and pharmacies.
“I want to thank everyone on the frontline administering the COVID-19 vaccine – at State-run clinics, GPs, Aboriginal medical services and pharmacies.
“Commonwealth data is hinged on everyone reconciling their numbers and getting it through as quickly as they can.
“However, we understand their focus is on administering vaccines and therefore there can be a lag in Commonwealth reported figures.
“It was great to see thousands of Western Australians rolling up their sleeves and getting vaccinated during the ‘Super Vax Weekend’.
“For those who are yet to receive their first dose, please roll up for WA as soon as you can.”