More residents across the Parkes electorate will have the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) to provide walk-in Pfizer clinics in a number of towns and villages in the North West, Far West and Central West areas of New South Wales.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has been working closely with the RFDS to help bring vaccination clinics to a number of these towns and is pleased these clinics will enable more people to access the Pfizer vaccine.
“I’m thrilled that the RFDS has been able to provide this opportunity for so many communities in the Parkes electorate, following on from the successful clinic in Narrabri and Wee Waa last weekend,” Mr Coulton said.
“I encourage all eligible people to take advantage of these clinics, keeping in mind that this is an opportunity for those who need to have the Pfizer vaccine, specifically people aged under 60.
“Don’t forget your GP and pharmacist are still providing vaccines, with supply and appointments increasing by the week.
“I urge people to take the first opportunity you can get to receive a vaccine. The best vaccination is the one you can get today.
“With COVID-19 now in the regions, it’s more important than ever to get vaccinated to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities.”
Bookings are not required for these clinics. Residents should ensure they are wearing a mask and bring their Medicare card, a hat and sunscreen.
The RFDS will return to provide second doses.
RFDS walk-in vaccination clinics:
North West NSW:
- Wee Waa Aboriginal Lands Council (second doses) – Sunday 12 September (10.30am to 4pm)
- Gunnedah Showground – Monday 13 September, Tuesday 14 September and Wednesday 15 September (9.30am to 4pm)
- Carinda – Wednesday 15 September
- Mullaley Hall – Thursday 16 September (10am to 4pm)
- Curlewis Hall – Friday 17 September (10am to 4pm)
- Moree Showground – Tuesday 21 September (9.30am to 4pm), Wednesday 22 September and Thursday 23 September (8.30am to 4pm)
- North Star Sporting Club – Friday 24 September (10.30am to 3.30pm)
- Warialda Showground – Saturday 25 September (10.30am to 3.30pm)
- Bingara Showground – Sunday 26 September (10.30am to 3.30pm)
- Armatree Hotel (second doses) – Saturday 11 September (10am to 2pm)
- Tottenham Recreation Ground – Tuesday 21 September (10.30am to 2.30pm)
- Tooraweenah Showground – Wednesday 22 September (10.30am to 2.30pm)
- Mendooran Memorial Park – Thursday 23 September (10.30am to 2.30pm)
- Gulargambone, Castlereagh Highway – Friday 24 September (10.30am to 2.30pm)
Far West NSW (specific times and locations were unavailable at the time of release):
- Menindee – Monday 13 September to Friday 17 September
- Louth – Tuesday 14 September
- Ivanhoe – Wednesday 15 September
- Marrapina – Thursday 16 September
- Wanaaring – Friday 17 September
- Wilcannia – Monday 20 September to Friday 24 September
- Tibooburra – Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 September
- Pine View – Wednesday 22 September
*Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, these dates could change.
Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (centre) with RFDS Federation Executive Director, Frank Quinlan (left) and RFDS South Eastern Section CEO, Greg Sam (right) pictured together last year.