26 September 2023

School vaccination jabs to work on holidays

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WA Health has formed a partnership with some of the State’s major holiday attractions in an effort to provide easy access to COVID-19 vaccinations during the school holidays.

The Department’s Taking it to the Streets vaccination campaign will include attractions such as Perth Zoo, where there will be pop-up clinics operating on three days, with every child vaccinated there receiving a free entry pass to the zoo.

Other locations include the May Drive Parkland playground in Kings Park, Bibra Lake, Whiteman Park, the Mundaring Sculpture Park, Lake Leschenaultia and other locations in Wanneroo, Rockingham, Mandurah and Yanchep.

Minister for Health, Amber-Jade Sanderson said the vaccination clinic at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre would have a focus on children during the school holidays.

“Community vaccination clinics will also continue to provide children’s vaccinations throughout the school holidays, with appointments available on VaccinateWA,” Ms Sanderson said.

“However, walk-ins are welcome,” she said.

“Regional children will also have greater access to their community clinics with extended opening times and days, as well as mobile clinics travelling to the districts.”

The Minister said WA Health was urging all parents and carers to take advantage of the opportunities to protect and safeguard children and families against COVID-19.

“There are also vaccination opportunities provided by GPs, Aboriginal Medical Services and pharmacies across the State,” Ms Sanderson said.

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