New western Sydney vaccination clinic to open at The Granville Centre

The Granville Centre WSLHD Vaccination Clinic staff Derya Birnam, Maureen Hurley, Jessica King, Jonathan Herford and Madeline Grudgings.

A new vaccination clinic operated by Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) will open at The Granville Centre on Monday 8 November to continue to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations to the western Sydney community.

The new vaccination clinic follows the hugely successful Qudos Bank Arena Vaccination Centre which has its final day of operations today, Sunday 7 November, after administering over 360,000 COVID-19 vaccination doses.

Premier Dominic Perrottet and Health Minister Brad Hazzard today toured the new vaccination clinic at The Granville Centre as NSW Health ramps up its booster shot program.

“NSW has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world and the people of western and south-western Sydney helped lead the charge,” Mr Perrottet said.

“Our COVID-19 vaccination clinics have played an important role in helping fast-track our vaccination rates, which is helping us return to normal in a safe and measured way.

“We’re leading the nation out of the pandemic and this new centre will bolster the number of NSW Health vaccination hubs across the State as we roll out our booster program and make the final push to reach the 95 per cent milestone and hopefully even higher.”

Westmead Hospital ED deputy director Dr Kavita Varshney thanked her colleagues and urged the community to book their booster vaccination as soon as possible.

Mr Hazzard again praised the more than 2,700 health and support staff who worked at Qudos, who were administering 26 vaccine doses per minute during its busiest period.

“What NSW Health staff achieved not only at Qudos Bank Arena Vaccination Centre but across the State during the Delta outbreak has been extraordinary,” Mr Hazzard said.

“They helped lift vaccination rates in western and south-western Sydney to the highest levels across the State but even if we surpass our new goals we must remain vigilant.

“COVID has killed more than five million people globally so far but the true figure is likely much higher, so please come forward for your jab and book in for your booster.”

The Granville Centre will be open 8am-4pm seven days a week for first, second and booster doses.

WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy said the new clinic in the Cumberland Local Government Area (LGA) will help ensure ongoing and convenient access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

“Our COVID-19 vaccination program has been incredibly successful, and thanks to this new clinic and Cumberland City Council, the community will continue to have access to vaccinations which will help all of western Sydney achieve the 95 per cent double dose mark,” Mr Loy said.

In the face of the most difficult circumstances, the western Sydney community has proven the doubters wrong – they stepped up, rolled up their sleeves and have been vaccinated in astonishing numbers to protect themselves, their loved ones and our entire community.”

Based on the most recently released statistics, Blacktown and The Hills LGAs are over 95 per cent double dose vaccinated, Parramatta LGA at 91.3 per cent and Cumberland LGA at 88.9 per cent.

The Granville Centre WSLHD Vaccination Clinic will administer first and second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations along with booster doses for eligible people.

People aged 18 years and older may receive a booster dose at least six months after receiving their second dose of any of the COVID-19 vaccines registered for use in Australia. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be offered as the booster dose, regardless of the COVID-19 vaccine received for the first or second dose.

Bookings are strongly encouraged and can be made here. Walk-in vaccinations will also be available.

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.

Vaccination appointments are also available at more than 3,000 locations across NSW including pharmacies, GPs and NSW Health clinics – including the Blacktown Hospital Vaccination Clinic and Kimberwalli in Whalan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Find the next available appointment at a location near you here.

The Granville Centre WSLHD Vaccination Clinic

When: 8am-6pm*, seven days a week

Where: The Granville Centre, 1 Memorial Dr, Granville NSW 2142

What: First, second or booster COVID-19 vaccinations available

Who: Anyone aged 5+

What to bring: Photo ID and Medicare card if you have one.

* Operating hours updated 17.01.2022.