Joondalup vaccination clinic due to open later this month

Health Minister Roger Cook and Premier Mark McGowan received Covid vaccinations today. Picture: McGowan Government/Twitter

A COMMUNITY vaccination clinic is scheduled to open later this month in Joondalup where people aged 50 and over can get a Covid vaccination, according to the McGowan Government.

Health Minister Roger Cook said the establishment of state-run community vaccination clinics meant many more people could easily get vaccinated.

“With the Kwinana clinic opening today and Joondalup later this month, it’s a further opportunity for people to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated,’’ he said.

“To ensure you get your vaccination, please don’t just turn up – it’s essential you make a booking, so vaccination staff can co-ordinate appropriately.”

The other state-run metropolitan community clinics are located at the Claremont Showgrounds, Kwinana Supa Centre and near Perth Airport at 2 George Wiencke Dr.

In regional WA, hospital-based vaccination clinics are also offering vaccinations in the Goldfields, Great Southern, Kimberley, Mid-West, Pilbara, South-West and Wheatbelt in addition to a number of local GP clinics.

Anyone from regional WA who plans to travel to Perth and is eligible for vaccination due to their work or age can make a vaccination appointment but they will need to return to the metropolitan area within the recommended timeframe for the second dose.

Covid vaccines can also be accessed via GPs, GP respiratory clinics and Aboriginal Medical Services located throughout regional and metropolitan WA.

AstraZeneca remains the recommended vaccine for those aged 50 and over with Pfizer for those aged under 50.

All community vaccination clinics will be delivering the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Meanwhile, the latest list of exposure sites in the City of Wanneroo visited by confirmed Covid-19 cases include a Wanneroo medical centre and service stations in Madeley and Banksia Grove.

If you were at Brookside Medical Centre, Puma at 186 Wanneroo Rd or Liberty Fuel on the corner of Porrecta Link and Pinjar Rd on April 30 you need to visit the Healthy WA website to check the specific times.

If you have been at any of the above locations at the times specified on the Healthy WA website you need to attend a COVID clinic for testing and isolate at home until you receive a negative result.

If you have not yet been contacted by Public Health Operations call 13 COVID (13 26843) for guidance on testing and quarantine requirements.

The full list of exposure sites is available on the Healthy WA website.

The WA Department of Health has also released a list of briefly visited by persons who have been diagnosed with Covid–19, with the department saying the risk is deemed to be very low.

On April 30 the locations in the City of Wanneroo include Wanneroo Pizza, McDonald’s at Kingsway City Shopping Centre, Chicken Treat at Landsdale, The Coffee Club in Banksia Grove and Hungry Jack’s in Banksia Grove.

Locations visited on April 29 include McDonald’s in Wanneroo, Subway in Wanneroo, McDonald’s in Landsdale, Landsdale Fish and Chips, Hungry Jack’s in Wangara and Daily Grind in Wangara.

If you develop Covid-19 symptoms within 14 days of being at one of the locations briefly visited by the positive cases at the dates and times indicated you are advised to get a Covid test and isolate until you get the results.

The Healthy WA website also includes a full list of the briefly visited sites.

Vaccination bookings:

The state-run vaccination clinics are open between 8.30am and 3.30pm, seven days a week.

Vaccination bookings are essential and can be made on 13 COVID (13 268 43) via a dedicated call centre.

Regional hospital-based vaccination clinics can be booked via 13 COVID.