The largest COVID-19 vaccination centre in south western Sydney with the capacity to vaccinate up to 20,000 people a week is now open in Macquarie Fields.
South Western Sydney Local Health District Chief Executive Amanda Larkin said the new centre was an important step forward in the national rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
"We are delighted to host this new vaccination centre and our staff are worked hard to transform the site within weeks into a clinic capable of vaccinating up to 20,000 people a week, depending on supply," Ms Larkin said.
"The new centre is a wonderful opportunity for people across the region to receive their vaccinations close to home and to help protect themselves, their families and the community from COVID-19.
"The centre is open six days a week and will significantly increase our capacity to offer vaccination to the community."
About 85 nurses, 20 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, 50 health discipline students and five IT specialists are working at the South Western Sydney Vaccination Centre to administer the Pfizer vaccine.
The vaccination centre is operating in addition to the Liverpool Vaccination Clinic, which has delivered more than 110,000 vaccinations since it opened in February 2021.
"Both vaccination centres are an important part of our COVID-19 response, which includes our testing clinics, health screening stations and all of our other work to protect our community," Ms Larkin said.
"I thank our dedicated staff for their ongoing efforts to keep the community safe.’"
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