WA’s vaccination program is expanding with more capacity to allow more eligible Western Australians to roll up their sleeves and receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
In line with the increased supply WA will be receiving from the Australian Government:
- new clinics will be established across the state
- current state-run community clinics will have more capacity
- 10,000 more bookings a week will be added on the VaccinateWA booking system, which can be accessed through Roll up for WA (external link).
WA’s vaccination program will also hit a milestone this weekend, with the one millionth dose expected to be administered.
New clinic in Perth CBD
The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre will be home to the new Perth CBD vaccination clinic, and opens on Monday 16 August. The clinic will operate on weekdays, providing approximately 6,000 appointments a week.
Bookings can now be made for the Perth CBD clinic at Roll up for WA or by calling 13 COVID (13 26843).
A new clinic will be set up at Centrepoint Midland shopping centre from Monday 6 September, replacing the Redcliffe clinic. The Midland clinic has greater capacity and will be open 7 days a week, providing approximately 8,000 appointments a week.
Bookings at the Midland clinic can be made now at Roll up for WA or by calling 13 COVID (13 26843).
Claremont Showgrounds clinic
The Claremont Showgrounds vaccination clinic set a record with 3,500 bookings last Sunday, and will increase its capacity from this Sunday 25 July, by expanding from 40 booths to 60. This will allow delivery of up to 2,400 additional doses per day.
The Claremont clinic will also be operational during the Perth Royal Show between Saturday 25 September and Saturday 2 October. As part of a new trial, a walk-in program at the vaccination clinic means eligible people and visitors to the Royal Show who are not yet vaccinated can access the clinic
Eligible people who want their first dose can turn up without an appointment, as thousands of spots will be available every day. Those who require a second dose should already have a booking and are urged to keep this.
The Kwinana community clinic will be increasing its hours from 5 days to 7 days a week from the middle of August.
New clinics in Manjimup and regional WA
A new clinic in Manjimup at the Manjimup Town Hall will open on Thursdays, starting Thursday 29 July, and offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
These new community clinics are now taking bookings through Roll up for WA and will complement the existing 89 health clinics operating in country towns and communities.
Regional vaccination capacity has also been increased with new community clinics in Busselton opening this week at the Youth and Community Activities Building. This clinic operates Tuesday and Fridays, and offers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
A full list of regional clinics is available on HealthyWA (external link).
Roll up for WA
People aged 30 to 39 are encouraged to register for a COVID-19 vaccine at Roll up for WA, so they can access bookings first when supply increases.
Pending supply from the Australian Government, it is expected WA could be able to administer vaccines to the wider population, including people aged 16 and older, from September.