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New Caddens vaccination clinic set to boost vaccination efforts

14 Aug 2021

 

Residents in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will have more opportunities to get vaccinated and protect themselves from COVID-19 with a dedicated AstraZeneca vaccination clinic opening in the region on Monday.

The Caddens NSW Vaccination Clinic will open at Penrith Baptist Church in Caddens on 16 August.

The Clinic will administer AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations only.

With six vaccination stations, the Caddens Clinic will have the capacity to administer almost 3,000 vaccinations per week.

The Caddens NSW Vaccination Clinic is a walk-in clinic and no appointment is necessary.

The introduction of the Clinic will help to support the uptake of vaccines in areas most affected by the current outbreak.

Caddens is located 3km from the Penrith CBD and is currently identified as one of 12 suburbs of concern for the Penrith LGA.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Chief Executive, Kay Hyman says this new vaccination clinic is an important part of the national vaccine rollout.

“The new clinic will increase the capacity of our staff to deliver the vaccine rollout in our District, helping more of our community to get vaccinated sooner,” Ms Hyman says. 

“I urge everyone to please, book your vaccination appointments now. Vaccination is the key to preventing severe illness and helping keep our community safe.”

“I’ve received two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine myself and I’m proud to have done so, to help protect myself, my loved ones and this community,” says Ms Hyman.

COVID-19 vaccinations are available at locations across the region, including some GP clinics and pharmacies.

Appointment bookings are not necessary for the walk-in Caddens Vaccination Clinic, however appointment bookings for other locations are available through the eligibility checker on the Australian Government Department of Health website: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

There is significant demand for a vaccination appointment so please continue to check for appointments on the eligibility checker, as more appointments continue to come on line.

NSW is working closely with the Australian Government to implement a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination program.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccination in NSW, visit the NSW Health website.

Location and opening times:

Caddens NSW Vaccination Clinic for AstraZeneca vaccinations
Penrith Baptist Church, 3-11 Morello Terrace, Caddens NSW
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 8am – 12pm