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COVID-19: Vaccine Information

Wide Bay COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service's COVID-19 vaccination hubs  support the ongoing implementation of Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccination program and supplement the rollout being led by the primary sector.

The fixed community hubs are located in Maryborough, Hervey Bay and Bundaberg, and WBHHS vaccination teams also conduct outreach clinics across the region as they are able.

To register online for an appointment at a WBHHS hub, or any other vaccine provider, visit the Queensland Government’s Register to be Vaccinated (health.qld.gov.au) page. This will require you to first answer some questions and register you for an appointment.

 

When can I receive the vaccine?

Our vaccination community hubs offer both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines. Our clinics do take walk ins, but by registering and securing an appointment you can ensure you do not have to wait or even be turned away if the clinic is busy. If our clinics are busy and cannot fit you in they will offer a booking at a later time.

All people aged 12 and over are eligible now for the Pfizer vaccine. To register your interest in receiving a COVID-19 vaccination visit the Queensland Government’s Register to be Vaccinated (health.qld.gov.au) page. Once you are registered, when the vaccinations open to meet your criteria, Queensland Health will send you an invitation to make a booking.

AstraZeneca is still available for people who cannot have Pfizer.

There are also a number of other options to receive the COVID-19 vaccine (Click here for more information):

  • General Practitioner-led respiratory clinics
  • Selected General Practices
  • Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Services
  • Selected Community Pharmacies

How do I access the vaccine locally?

We want to assure all people in Wide Bay that everyone who is able to be vaccinated will have the opportunity, as part of the staged rollout being overseen by the Australian Government.

WBHHS is just one of a number of community vaccine providers. Selected medical practices and pharmacies across the Wide Bay Burnett region are also offering vaccination, and more GPs, pharmacies and providers are expected to join the program as the rollout progresses.

To see who your local providers are and how you can book if you’re eligible, contact your local GP or go to the Queensland Government’s Register to be Vaccinated (health.qld.gov.au) page.

WBHHS community vaccination clinics are open as follows.

Location: Maryborough City Hall
388-396 Kent St, Maryborough
  
Opening days/times*:

Saturday, 23 October: 8am-4pm

Tuesday, 26 October: 8am-4pm

Wednesday, 27 October: 9am-5pm

Thursday, 28 October: 9am-5pm

Friday, 29 October: 8am-4pm

*Opening days and times will continue to be updated

Location: TAFE Queensland Hervey Bay campus
47-95 Urraween Rd, Hervey Bay
  
Opening days/times*:

Saturday, 23 October: 8am-4pm

Tuesday, 26 October: 10am-6pm

Wednesday, 27 October: 8am-4pm

Thursday, 28 October: 8am-4pm

Friday, 29 October: 8am-4pm

*Opening days and times will continue to be updated

Location: TAFE Queensland Bundaberg campus
118 Walker St, Bundaberg West
  
Opening days/times*:

Saturday, 23  October: 8am-4pm

Sunday, 24 October: 8am-4pm

Monday, 25 October: 11am-7pm

Tuesday, 26 October: 11am-7pm

Wednesday, 27 October: 8am-4pm

Thursday, 28 October: 8am-4pm

Friday, 29 October: 8am-4pm

*Opening days and times will continue to be updated

Upcoming vaccination clinics will be available at rural locations as follows.

Location: Discovery Coast Sport and Recreation Centre
165 Anderson Way, Agnes Water
  
Opening days:

Wednesday, 20 October - 11:10am-4:30pm

Thursday, 21 October - 10:40am-6:30pm

Friday, 22 October - 10:40am-6:00pm

*Additional dates will continue to be updated

Location: Childers Showgrounds
5 Ridgway St, Childers
  
Opening days:

Thursday, 28 October - 10:10am-6pm

Friday, 29 October - 8:10am-2:45pm

Location: Gin Gin Hospital
5 King St, Gin Gin
  
Opening days:

Tuesday, 26 October 11.40am-6pm

Wednesday, 27 October 11.10am-5.30pm

Additional COVID-19 Vaccination dates for the following locations will be added to this website in coming weeks:

  • Gin Gin
  • Eidsvold
  • Mt Perry
  • Monto

How do I make an appointment?

Community members aged 12 and above can register online for a vaccination appointment by going to the Queensland Government’s Register to be Vaccinated (health.qld.gov.au) page.

Our clinics are vaccinating all people aged 16 and above.

We’re particularly urging people who work in aged care or disability care, people aged 40 to 49 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to get vaccinated. If you are in these groups you can walk in rather than register and you will be prioritised by our staff.

People from non-priority groups can also walk in, but may have to wait or even be rescheduled if a clinic is busy - which is why registrations are preferred.

If you are 50 years your appointment could occur via an approved General Practice (GP), GP–led respiratory clinic or Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Service.

What vaccine is being offered?

Our vaccination clinics now offer Pfizer to all people aged 12 and older.

AstraZeneca is still available for people who cannot have Pfizer.

Where can I find more information?

We understand people will have a lot of questions. It’s important you get your answers from trusted sources, with information based on evidence and fact.

These sources of information continue to provide the overarching and latest advice about the vaccines and rollout program, and are being frequently updated as more details become available:

Other useful information:

For assistance and information over the phone, you can call:

  • The Queensland Government’s 134 COVID hotline (13 42 68)
  • The National Coronavirus and COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline (1800 020 080)
 
 
 
Got any of these symptoms? Get tested.
If you’re experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 – including fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, diarrhoea, vomiting/nausea, or loss of smell or taste – you should be tested. To find out where to get tested in Wide Bay, visit our  fever clinics page

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service

Last updated: 25 March 2020