Western Sydney AstraZeneca blitz: where to get your COVID-19 vaccination

No fear- Guildford resident Wayne Palmer receiving his first dose of AstraZeneca at a clinic in Merrylands on Monday 26 July 2021.

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) has bolstered access to AstraZeneca vaccinations with walk-in pop up clinics across several suburbs and extra appointments at Blacktown Hospital.

Bookings are not required for WSLHD’s pop-up clinics which will be stationed across the Merrylands and Guildford area over the next three weeks. A GP referral is not required.

UPDATE: AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations are available to all people aged 18 and over at NSW Health clinics following the latest advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI).

AstraZeneca is also available at Blacktown Hospital seven days a week via appointment only. To book an appointment visit https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/covid-19-vaccination

As long as you are not unwell, and are not a close contact of someone who has COVID or have COVID yourself, getting a COVID-19 vaccination is a reasonable excuse to leave home – including if you live in the Blacktown or Cumberland Local Government Areas (LGAs).

WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy said that the pop-up clinics would allow community members to get faster access to the vaccination.

“If you are aged 40 years and over and want to get your COVID-19 vaccination sooner, I encourage you to drop into one of our pop-up clinics,” Graeme said.

“Thank you to Cumberland Council for partnering with us to secure various locations across our region for our clinics – this is an important initiative that will help the people of western Sydney get protected against COVID-19 sooner.”

For the latest health information and advice about the AstraZeneca vaccine please visit the NSW Health website here.