Footy fans will be able to boost their protection against COVID-19 at CommBank Stadium on Saturday as Western Sydney Local Health District’s vaccination outreach team sets up camp at the blockbuster NRL All Stars match.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the pop-up clinic at the Parramatta venue is part of a statewide booster drive over the next four weekends to further protect the community against COVID-19.
“We know boosters provide the best protection against serious illness and hospitalisation and it’s our great vaccination rates that have enabled us to start getting our lives back on track,” Mr Perrottet said.
“I encourage everyone to go take that extra step for themselves and their loved ones.”
Minister for Health Brad Hazzard those eligible should take their cue from the All Stars and front up for a jab before the game.
“NSW has one of highest vaccination rates in the world thanks to the community’s willingness to roll up their sleeves at our many NSW Health mass vaccination clinics and pop-up clinics, as well as at GPs and pharmacies. These additional walk-in pop-up clinics will make it even easier to get your first, second or third dose,” Mr Hazzard said.
“There’s no need to show your Medicare card or book in advance, just drop into one of the many pop-up clinics, or on game day.”
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Ben Franklin encouraged everyone in attendance to use the opportunity to get their free booster while enjoying the world class sporting event.
“The evidence is clear. Vaccines are our best line of defence against COVID-19. They can help protect you, your loved ones and the community from serious illness..Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Ben Franklin
“In NSW, we know that vaccination rates among Aboriginal people are lower than the rest of the population, so I’m encouraging everyone in attendance this Saturday to roll up your sleeve and get boosted so we can keep each other safe and get back to enjoying more of the things we love.”
Vaccination clinics across the state will be accepting walk-ins every weekend for the next four weeks. Details of all the NSW Health clinics participating in the walk-in weekend campaign over the coming month, with locations and opening times, are available through nsw.gov.au/weekend-walk-in
The pop-up vaccination clinic at the NRL All Stars game will be located inside the stadium and will be operating from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
You are eligible for the booster shot if you’re aged 16 years or over, and it’s been at least three months since your second COVID-19 vaccination.