Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics
District collaborates with communities to offer COVID-19 vaccinations.
Sydney Local Health District is partnering with community organisations to open pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics to make it easier for people in south-western Sydney to get vaccinated against the virus.
The District is running pop-up clinics at Waterloo and Redfern this week.
- Waterloo Neighbourhood Centre, 95 Wellington Street, Waterloo from Wednesday 11th August – Saturday 14 August
- South Sydney PCYC, 638 Elizabeth street (corner Phillip St), Redfern from Wednesday 11th August – Saturday 14 August
The clinics will be open from 10am to 4pm.
The Clinics will provide free AstraZeneca vaccinations to people aged 18 and above. No bookings are needed and a Medicare card isn’t required.
The District collaborated with the Lebanese Muslim Association to run the first a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Lakemba last month.
Dr Fariha Dib, a GP at Lakemba Family Health Care and Greenacre Medical Centre, attended the clinic and shared a message about the importance of vaccination.
“We should all get vaccinated. Vaccination is important because it does three things. It reduces the risk of transmission, it reduces the risk of hospitalisation by 90 per cent and most importantly vaccination reduces death and saves lives,” Dr Dib said.
High school teacher Rayan Taleb was among the people who were vaccinated.
“I felt it was important to get the vaccination as a duty for my family, friends and society and that we should all get the vaccination as a way to stay safe in the community,” she said.
Loai Milhem also had a COVID-19 vaccination after getting advice from his doctor.
“It’s very important for me and for my family, for my neighbours and for the community. I go to the GP and the GP give me the advice to do this one. Please, everybody in Australia you should take vaccination because COVID is very, very serious for the community,” he said.
The District has also run pop-up clinics at The Lebanese Muslim Association, The Acres Club at Greenacre, the Peter Forsyth Auditorium at Glebe, the Campsie Early Childhood Health Centre, The Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre at Riverwood and The Australian National Sports Club at Lakemba.
For information about where the District’s pop-up clinics will be next, please visit www.facebook.com/SydneyLHD.
People are allowed to leave home to be vaccinated under the current Public Health Orders, but please do not attend if you have any flu-like symptoms.
If you have been identified as a close and casual contact of a confirmed case, please do not attend a clinic.
Instead, call the COVID-19 support centre on 1800 955 566 for assistance with making a booking for a vaccination when you are out of isolation.
For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit www.health.nsw.gov.au/COVID-19