Thousands of teachers, school staff, early childhood educators and tertiary education and training staff will be able to access an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination at Qudos Bank Arena, starting Monday 6 September.
The mass vaccination initiative has been established to help teaching staff and the broader education workforce get vaccinated sooner, and allow schools, early childhood settings, and tertiary education and training providers prepare safely for a return of students and learners.
AstraZeneca vaccinations at Qudos Bank Arena are open to all teachers, school staff, early childhood educators and tertiary education and training staff aged 18+ from anywhere in Greater Sydney.
COVID-19 vaccination will be compulsory for all teachers in NSW from November 8.
Western Sydney Local Health District chief executive Graeme Loy invited teachers to come forward to the hub, where there are no lengthy queues and nearby free parking.
“Qudos Bank Arena Vaccination Centre has quadrupled its output from vaccinating 3,000 people a day to being able to vaccinate nearly 15,000 – and now even more appointments are available,” Graeme said.
“We have a very strong focus on the operations and flow of people, ensuring everyone is vaccinated as safely and quickly as possible.
For most people the whole process has taken less than 40 minutes.”
Qudos Bank Arena Vaccination Centre has administered over 180,000 vaccinations since opening on 9 August.
Two doses of any COVID-19 vaccine not only helps protect people from hospitalisation and death, but also helps reduce transmission of COVID-19. Two doses of any vaccine leads to around 90 per cent overall reduction in transmission of the virus.
You must not attend your vaccination appointment if you have any COVID-19 symptoms. Please get tested and self-isolate until you receive a negative test result. You should also not attend if you are a close contact.
For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccination Program in NSW please go to nsw.gov.au/covid-19