Caloundra vax hub to reopen in October
Sunshine Coast residents will have greater access to the COVID-19 vaccine, with the Caloundra Indoor Stadium returning as a community vaccination location from early October.
The centre will take its first appointments from Friday, October 8 at 9am, and open from 9am-5pm, seven days a week until early December.
The new centre will be open to all Queenslanders aged 12 years and over.
Minister for Health Yvette D’Ath says more than 2000 doses per day will be administered on site.
“We’re excited to be able to enhance access to the COVID-19 vaccine on the Sunshine Coast,” Minister D’Ath says.
“The Caloundra Indoor Stadium has already proven to be a great venue for the community and re-opening the centre here will make it quicker and easier for more people to get vaccinated.
While Queenslanders are encouraged to get vaccinations from their GPs and pharmacists, the re-establishment of the centre at Caloundra will add to the state’s extensive COVID-19 vaccination program.
Member for Caloundra Jason Hunt says those who make a booking at the Caloundra community vaccination centre will be prioritised, but walk-ins will also be accepted.
“Walk-ins will need to wait, so if you want reserve to your place please book ahead," he says.
“I urge everyone to visit the Queensland Health website to register online.
“Thank you to all those Queenslanders who have already come forward to get vaccinated so far – vaccination is our best chance of beating this pandemic,” Mr Hunt said.
Register online now via https://www.health.qld.gov.au/vaccinebookings.
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