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Where to get the COVID-19 vaccination in Ipswich this weekend

Up to 15,000 COVID-19 vaccinations are expected to be administered this weekend across Queensland, including at a new dedicated community vaccination centre in Ipswich.

A new vaccination hub at Springfield Tower is one of 18 centres across the state set to deliver Pfizer vaccines over the weekend.

It comes as Queensland Health expands its COVID-19 vaccination rollout following a significant spike in demand for vaccinations for people aged 40 to 49.

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding received her COVID-19 jab last Friday at the Riverlink Medial Centre. The Mayor thanked local health professionals for keeping Ipswich safe during the city’s COVID-19 recovery.

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

“As the rollout continues, we can all do our part to protect the community and ensure Ipswich stays open for business.”

Frontline workers, aged care and disability staff, and those aged 40 to 49 who have registered for the jab can visit the newly established hub site at Springfield Tower from Saturday, 5 June 2021.

Queensland Health is not encouraging walk-in visits over the weekend, as priority will be given to people who have already registered their interest.

For more information or to register your interest visit, www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccine/book

The Ipswich Hospital Cribb House vaccination clinic is also open this weekend to support the recent widening of vaccine eligibility.

The clinic is by appointment only and will not accept walk-in visits.

Residential aged care facility and disability accommodation workers can make a booking, regardless of age, by emailing WM-Vaccination.Program@health.qld.gov.au and bringing proof of employment to their appointment.

Queenslanders aged 50 and over are being encouraged to contact their GP about booking a vaccination.

If you’re receiving your COVID-19 vaccination this weekend, be sure to allow 45 minutes for your appointment. This allows time for your patient screening, the actual vaccination and observation after the injection.

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding gets her COVID-19 vaccine from Riverlink Medical Centre’s Treatment Room Team Leader Jasmin Hardke.

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding, who received her COVID-19 jab last week at the Riverlink Medial Centre, thanked the local health professionals helping to keep Ipswich safe during the city’s COVID-19 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.”

Queensland Health vaccination centre locations in Ipswich

Location Vaccine availability

Opening hours

(hours may vary)

Ipswich Hospital Cribb House

Chelmsford Avenue, Ipswich

Aged under 50 years only

Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

Saturday 8am to 5pm

Sunday 8am to 2pm

Aged 50 years and over onlyMonday to Friday 8am to 4pm

Springfield Tower

145 Sinnathamby Blvd, Springfield Central

 

Aged under 50 years only

Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm

 

For a full list of Queensland Health vaccination centres visit www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccine/book

COVID-19 vaccination fast facts

  • Two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine are necessary to obtain full protection against the virus.
  • AstraZeneca doses are recommended to be 12 weeks apart.
  • Pfizer doses are recommended to be at least 3 weeks apart.
  • You must allow 14 days between your flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccination.
  • You cannot be vaccinated if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, including cough, fever, runny nose, tiredness, headaches, loss of smell or difficulty breathing, nausea or diarrhoea.
  • Whether you are in a priority group or not, the best thing you can do is stay up-to-date and continue to be COVID-safe.
  • It is important to continue protecting yourself and others. You must continue to wash your hands often, practice physical distancing, stay home if you are sick and get tested if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • FAQs are frequently updated on the Queensland Health website.

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