The NSW Government has set up a system specifically for young people in the in the 12 Western Sydney local government areas (LGAs) of concern to get jabbed with the 530,000 extra Pfizer doses which have just arrived from overseas.

Those LGAs are: Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield and some suburbs in Penrith.

“We know there are several hundred thousand people in these LGAs who are unvaccinated in this age group, and this is a great opportunity for them to come forward and get their jab,” NSW Health Deputy Secretary Susan Pearce said on Wednesday.

The news comes as NSW recorded 633 new cases (the state’s worst daily total yet). The “vast majority” of those cases are young people in the Western Sydney areas of concern.

From Wednesday, young people in these LGAs can book appointments at 10 clinics through the NSW Government website. Those clinics are:

  • Bankstown Vaccination clinic
    Bankstown PCYC, Cnr French Ave &, Meredith St
  • Bayside Vaccination Clinic
    Novotel Brighton-Le-Sands, Cnr Grand Pde and, Princess St
  • Liverpool Vaccination clinic
    Ngara Education Centre, (via Governor Macquarie Drive), 52 Scrivener St, Warwick Farm
  • NSW Health Vaccination Centre, Sydney Olympic Park
    1 Figtree Drive, Sydney Olympic Park
  • Prairiewood Vaccination clinic
    Prairiewood Youth and Community Centre 194-222 Restwell Rd Prairiewood
  • Penrith Vaccination Clinic
    Penrith Panthers Rugby League Club, 123 Mulgoa Rd, Penrith
  • Qudos Bank Arena NSW Health Vaccination Centre
    19 Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park
  • Sonic Healthcare Vaccination Clinic, Hurstville
    Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre, King Georges Rd &, Forest Rd, Hurstville
  • Sonic Healthcare Vaccination Clinic, Sydney CBD
    175 Pitt Street Sydney
  • South Western Sydney Vaccination Centre
    Glenquarie Town Centre, Corner Victoria Rd and Brooks Street, Macquarie Fields

These extra half-a-million doses of the Pfizer vaccine came as part of the shipment which the government bought from Poland recently. Much of the remainder will go to Melbourne.

Remember, this specific scheme is for young people in Western Sydney. The rest of us can (and should!) find out where to get vaxxed here.

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