Ipswich Mayor gets COVID-19 vaccination

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding has rolled up her sleeve for the COVID-19 vaccine at the Riverlink Medical Centre joining the 3,302 residents in West Moreton who have had received the vaccine.

The Mayor thanked the friendly staff at Riverlink Medical Centre and all health professionals keeping Ipswich COVID-Safe during this crucial period in the recovery.

“Hundreds of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and others across Ipswich are making the vaccination program accessible to our community,” Mayor Harding said.

“As the pandemic recovery continues, our dedicated health professionals are keeping Ipswich open for business.”

The vaccine is now available to anyone 40 years of age or over to register or can be booked for 50 years and older. It is also available for people who match the eligibility criteria for priority groups 1a, 1b and 2a, because of their job, health conditions or for those caring for a vulnerable person.

As of 27 May 21, 204,872 doses of COVID-19 vaccinations have been given in Queensland.

There have been 66 people recorded to have had COVID-19 in Ipswich since the pandemic started with 32 of those acquired overseas and 34 acquired locally.

There have been 80 cases in West Moreton with currently 1 active case of COVID-19 in the West Moreton district.

Importantly, even after vaccination, people are still encouraged to wash their hands regularly and maintain physical distance to help protect themselves and others.

West Moreton Health has opened its Ipswich Hospital Cribb House vaccination clinic to eligible members of the public who make an appointment. 

West Moreton Health Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery Karyn Ehren welcomed the new clinic and said vaccination was voluntary and free. 

“We are proud to have Cribb House open as our public clinic as it continues a long tradition of providing quality healthcare in Ipswich,” Ms Ehren said.  

“The clinic offers both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines to people according to their official eligibility.” 

Book an appointment by registering online. If you have difficulties with registering call 134 COVID (13 42 68). Interpreters are available.

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