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