COVID-19: Vaccine Information
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: