FWLHD and ADF join forces to provide Mobile Vaccine Clinics in Wentworth and Balranald LGAs
The Far West Local Health District (LHD) and two ADF Medical Teams will join forces to deliver additional mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the Wentworth and Balranald areas in a bid to boost local vaccination rates.
Two ADF Medical Teams supported by Far West LHD staff will hold a number of pop-up mobile vaccination clinics throughout the Wentworth LGA and Balranald starting next week (Monday 25 October 2021).
The clinics will offer the Pfizer vaccine and predominantly focus on the local Indigenous residents in these towns, who may have had difficulty in accessing vaccination clinics. There may also be further clinics held at different locations during the week based on feedback and demand from the community.
The mobile clinics will be held in the following towns:
Ã¯â€šÂ· Wentworth - Monday, 25 October
o Swimming pool, 10am to 12noon
o Darling St Oval/Park, 12.30pm to 4pm (BBQ lunch available)
o Darling Junction, 10am to 4pm (BBQ lunch available)
Ã¯â€šÂ· Dareton - Tuesday, 26 October
o Namatjira, 10am to 1pm (BBQ lunch available)
o Caltex Service Station, 10am to 12noon
o Sturt Park, 12.30pm to 4pm (BBQ lunch available)
Ã¯â€šÂ· Gol Gol - Wednesday, 27 October
o James King Park/Tennis Courts, 10am to 4pm (BBQ lunch available)
Ã¯â€šÂ· Buronga - Wednesday, 27 October
o 25 Pitman Avenue (Crane Drive Water Tower), 10am to 12noon
o Midway Centre, 12.30pm to 4pm (BBQ lunch available)
Ã¯â€šÂ· Euston - Thursday, 28 October
o Anderson Park, 30 Perry St, 11am to 3pm (BBQ lunch available)
o Euston Bowling and Recreation Club, 11am to 3pm
Ã¯â€šÂ· Balranald - Friday, 29 October
o Lions Park, 10am to 4pm (BBQ lunch available)
o Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation, 10am to 4pm (BBQ lunch available)
The mobile teams will also provide a free barbecue lunch (where listed) for those attending.
Far West LHD's Chief Executive Mr Umit Agis, urged everyone aged 12 years and older in the Wentworth and Balranald communities to take advantage of the mobile clinics to get vaccinated.
'The need for increased vaccination rates in the Wentworth and Balranald LGAs is paramount as we grapple with the current COVID-19 outbreak,' he said.
'Vaccination is one of the best weapons we have to keep the virus in check and to protect yourself, your loved ones and the community at large. I wish to also thank those in the region who have already come forward for vaccination to protect themselves and their community and urge others to follow suit.'
Mr Agis added there are still vulnerable people, including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions or who are immune compromised, who have not yet received their first dose of vaccine.
'I urge everyone 12 years and older who is yet to be vaccinated to come to the clinics in their respective communities. The vaccine is free and please enjoy a free barbecue where listed as well,' said Mr Agis.
Mr Agis also thanked the ADF Medical Teams for supporting the vaccination drive and all the partner agencies who have helped in organising the logistics, including CHAC (Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corporation), the LEMC, local councils, MDAS (Mildura District Aboriginal Service).
'This is a fantastic level of engagement from our partner organisations to help us increase the vaccination rates amongst those communities,' said Mr Agis.