Wicks adds to calls for a mass vaccination clinic

Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, has thrown her support behind the establishment of a mass vaccination clinic on the Central Coast.

Wicks said while mass vaccination clinics are a matter for the States and Territories, she would support the NSW Government setting one up in the region.

“While GP clinics are doing the bulk of the work in regard to the vaccine roll-out, I would support the NSW Government prioritising the Central Coast for a mass vaccination clinic to assist with the efforts of our hardworking GPs in the future,” she said.

Wicks said the Federal Government is focused on ensuring there are more locations across the Central Coast, so locals can get a vaccination in their own community.

“Around 75 per cent of GPs on the Central Coast are administering vaccines, with 12 of those able to administer Pfizer and more coming online soon,” she said.

“Since opening, the Coast and Country Primary Care Vaccination Clinic at Erina has administered almost 20,000 vaccinations.

“This is a sign of the hard work our primary care sites are doing to help get Australians vaccinated.

“It is important to note recent ATAGI advice which states that all individuals aged 18 years and above in greater Sydney, including adults under 60 years of age, should strongly consider getting vaccinated with any available vaccine, including AstraZeneca.

“To all those on the Central Coast who wish to be vaccinated, book in with your GP and have a conversation so you can make the choice which is right for you.

“We will only see these numbers increase with community pharmacies and additional GPs who choose to participate in the rollout coming online across our region in the coming weeks.”

Meanwhile, latest figures show 45 per cent of people aged 15 and over on the Central Coast have had one dose and nearly 1 in 5 people aged 15 and over are fully vaccinated.

Media releases, Aug 1 and 3
Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks

3 Comments on "Wicks adds to calls for a mass vaccination clinic"

  1. GARY HOPPER | August 8, 2021 at 12:26 am |

    What’s the latest update about lobbying the Government for The Central Coast to be a stand alone not being part of The Greater Sydney Region.

  2. This is a serious issue for the Central Coast. There are two mass vaccination hubs in Sydney, one in the Hunter, Wollongong are setting one up and one going in at Penrith, which only went into lockdown this week! We’ve been in lockdown for 7 weeks, and now announced we can’t travel out of Greater Sydney to get vaccinated. If our GP has advised Pfizer is recommended for us, where are we supposed to get it? Doses sent to Sydney haven’t appeared back on the Coast, contrary to what the Premier said at her press conference this morning. Even our public hospital COVID clinics don’t have Pfizer and aren’t taking any bookings, no clinic or GP has it and some have a recorded message on their phones or just a busy signal constantly. I feel like we have been left out in the cold with this vaccine roll out. I just hope it doesn’t cost lives.

  3. Lesley Barlow | August 16, 2021 at 7:42 am |

    My son is my primary carer and is 36 years old. He wants to be vaccinated as I have been fully vaccinated with Astra Zeneca but he has to do the shopping and take me to appointments. He is worried he could bring the the virus back to me. Where is his Pfizer vaccine?

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