Mobile vaccine clinic comes to Gayndah

The mobile vaccine clinic will make a stop in Gayndah this week. Picture: Contributed 251500_01

Gayndah residents can take a crucial step this week toward keeping their community safe, as a Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service coronavirus vaccine van will be offering the jab at the town’s hospital on Warton Street.

The WBHHS van has been on the road since the start of September, having so far visited the towns of Agnes Water, Lowmead, Rosedale, Baffle Creek and Childers, with the North Burnett’s oldest town next up on the list from 20-23 September.

The van will be offering the Pfizer vaccine to all community members aged 12 and above with walk-in appointments available, though registrations prior to attending the clinic are preferred.

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service Vaccine Lead Fiona Sewell said that the vaccine van program can serve as a main way of accessing the jab in rural communities.

“Many people in these communities have been eager for the vaccine to become available to them and Wide Bay HHS thanks them for their patience,” Ms Sewell said.

“Our mobile clinic is the next step that will enable us to maximise covid-19 vaccination in our smaller communities,” she added.

After the van leaves Gayndah on Thursday, it will return to Agnes Water, Rosedale and complete its run in Avondale, but the Wide Bay Health Service announced that other North Burnett towns will receive a visit from the mobile clinic in the coming months.

“During October, clinics are being planned for Biggenden, Mundubbera and Gin Gin, while Eidsvold, Mt Perry and Monto are being planned for November,” a WBHHS notice explained.

“I encourage people in these towns and their surrounding districts to register their interest in being vaccinated so our team can book you for an appointment when the vaccine van stops by your community,” WBHHS Vaccine Lead Fiona Sewell urged.

“We’re continuing to work with local GPs in these towns about the clinics – which do remain flexible based on need so it’s important people do register so we know the demand in each community.

“By getting vaccinated you’re supporting protecting yourself, your loved ones and the broader community that you belong to.”

Gayndah’s vaccine van opening times:

Monday, 20 September 11:10am-6pm

Tuesday, 21 September – 9am-5pm

Wednesday, 22 September – 9am-5pm

Thursday, 23 September – 8:10am-1:30pm