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COVID-19: Vaccine Information

Wide Bay COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service is opening COVID-19 vaccination hubs in community locations from 10 May 2021.

This is to support the ongoing implementation of Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccination program, and to 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 will also conduct outreach clinics across the region as they are able.

The hub locations are as follows:

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 now offer both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines to eligible groups. Our preference is for people to register for an appointment rather than walk in – this ensures people do not have to wait or even turned away if the clinic is busy.

People in the Priority Group 1a, 1b and people aged between 40 and 49 are eligible to make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at a Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service vaccination community hub.

If you are 50 years or older you can also register online to receive the vaccine. If you are in this group then your appointment could occur via an approved General Practice (GP), GP–led respiratory clinic or Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Service.

To register your interest visit the Queensland Government’s Register to be Vaccinated (health.qld.gov.au) page. Once registered the Queensland Health team can assist you with booking an appointment.

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 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*:

Wednesday, 16 June: 8am-4pm

Thursday, 17 June: 8am-4pm

Friday, 18 June: 8am-4pm

Monday, 21 June: 8am-4pm

Tuesday, 22 June: 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*:

Wednesday, 16 June: 8am-4pm

Thursday, 17 June: 8am-4pm

Friday, 18 June: 1pm-4pm

Monday, 21June: 8am-4pm

Tuesday, 22 June: 8am-4pm

*Opening days and times will continue to be updated

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

Wednesday, 16 June: 11am-7pm

Thursday, 17 June: 8am-4pm

Friday, 18 June: 8am-4pm

Monday, 21 June: 8am-4pm

Tuesday, 22 June: 8am-4pm

*Opening days and times will continue to be updated

Open for:
For people receiving their second Pfizer shot after previously receiving their first shot of the vaccine at our previous Agnes Water outreach clinic.
  
Location: Agnes Water Community Centre
71 Springs Rd, Agnes Water
  
Opening days/times:

Monday, 21 June: 12pm–5:15pm

Tuesday, 22 June: 7am–5:15pm

Wednesday, 23 June: 8am–11:15am

Who can attend?

This clinic is for people who have had their first dose of Pfizer at the Agnes Water COVID Vaccination Clinic on 31 May to 2nd June

If you were unable to book an appointment at your initial visit please present to the clinic within opening times

Open for:
For people receiving their first Pfizer dose.
  
Location: Biggenden Hospital, Vaccination Van
  
Opening days/times:

Monday, 21 June: 9am–6pm

Tuesday, 22 June: 8am–6pm

Wednesday, 23 June: 8:15am–2pm

Who can attend?Any resident over 16 years of age.
Bookings are not required, please present to the clinic within opening times.
Open for:
For people receiving their first Pfizer dose.
  
Location: Monto Hospital, Vaccination Van
  
Opening days/times:

Thursday, 24 June: 10am–6pm

Friday, 25 June: 8am–2pm

Who can attend? Any resident over 16 years of age.
Bookings are not required, please present to the clinic within opening times.

How do I make an appointment?

Eligible community members register online for a vaccination appointment by going to the Queensland Government’s Register to be Vaccinated (health.qld.gov.au) page.

We’re particularly urging people who work in aged care or disability care and people aged 40 to 49 to register for vaccination. You will be prioritised for an appointment.

Registration is preferred and if you turn up at a clinic with an appointment you may experience long wait times or be rescheduled for another time and turned away.

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?

The community clinics offer both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines.

The AstraZeneca vaccine will be offered to people aged 50 and older, while the Pfizer vaccine will be offered to people under the age of 50.

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