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NSW goes for gold in vaccine milestone

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The NSW Government is urging people who are yet to get their first COVID-19 vaccine to roll up their sleeves and get the jab as we edge closer to the 90 per cent double dose milestone.

Premier Dominic Perrottet and Health Minister Brad Hazzard today toured a new vaccination clinic at The Granville Centre in Western Sydney, which will open on its doors on Monday, as NSW Health ramps up its booster shot program.

“NSW has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world and the people of western and south-western Sydney helped lead the charge,” Mr Perrottet said.

“Our COVID-19 vaccination clinics have played an important role in helping fast-track our vaccination rates, which is helping us return to normal in a safe and measured way.

“We’re leading the nation out of the pandemic and this new centre will bolster the number of NSW Health vaccination hubs across the State as we roll out our booster program and make the final push to reach the 95 per cent milestone and hopefully even higher.”

After administering more than 360,000 COVID-19 vaccination doses, Qudos Bank Arena Vaccination Centre returns to its sporting and entertainment function tomorrow.

Mr Hazzard again praised the more than 2,700 health and support staff who worked at Qudos, who were administering 26 vaccine doses per minute during its busiest period.

“What NSW Health staff achieved not only at Qudos Bank Arena Vaccination Centre but across the State during the Delta outbreak has been extraordinary,” Mr Hazzard said.

“They helped lift vaccination rates in western and south-western Sydney to the highest levels across the State but even if we surpass our new goals we must remain vigilant.

“COVID has killed more than five million people globally so far but the true figure is likely much higher, so please come forward for your jab and book in for your booster.”

Bookings are strongly encouraged for the Granville Centre vaccination clinic, which will also offer boosters, and can be made here. Walk-in vaccinations will also be available.

People aged 18 years and older can receive the Pfizer booster dose at least six months after receiving their second dose of any of the COVID-19 vaccines registered for use in Australia.

Source – Dominic Perrottet Brad Hazzard med rel

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