Access to Covid Vaccinations on West Coast

Community Clinics

The Tasmanian Government is running free community clinics across the State.

A Community clinic was located at the Queenstown Memorial Hall Thursday 9 September 11am to 4.30pm and Friday 10 September 9am to 12pm for access to the Pfizer vaccine. (This clinic will deliver dose 2 on 30 September and 1 October).

To find community clinic locations across Tasmania delivering both Pfizer and Astra Zeneca visit the link below:

https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/vaccination-information/covid-19-vaccination/Book-your-vaccine/community-clinics

Ochre Health

Ochre Health have Vaccine Hubs located in Queenstown and Zeehan, with the clinics delivering either the Astra Zeneca or Pfizer vaccinations. See the information below to make your booking.

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The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has reinforced its earlier advice that the benefits to people aged 60 or over of being vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine strongly outweigh the risks – and that vaccination is essential for this group in the context of an outbreak.

Noting the current constrained supply of the Pfizer vaccine, ATAGI recommends adults under the age of 60 who do not have immediate access to the Pfizer vaccine should consider the benefits and risks of earlier protection through the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Information about the Astra Zeneca vaccine is available here:

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-weighing-up-the-potential-benefits-against-risk-of-harm-from-covid-19-vaccine-astrazeneca

This recommendation is in the context of an outbreak increasing the risk of people contracting COVID-19 – and hence the increased benefit vaccination provides.

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