AS locals come out of lockdown on Saturday, there are more opportunities than ever to get the COVID-19 jab without an appointment with vaccination clinics popping up around the region.
A mass hub at the Tamworth Sports Dome on Sunday will see up to 1000 people get their first or second dose of AstraZeneca, in the biggest push for the city to get vaccinated yet.
In Armidale on Saturday, a second walk-up hub run at the UNE Medical Centre will see hundreds roll up their sleeve to receive their first or second AstraZeneca jab.
While that clinic will primarily be administering second doses, organisers say anyone can turn up without an appointment and receive their first jab too.
Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson made a final plea on Friday for residents to roll up to the dome as the region inches closer to the 70 per cent vaccination target.
"Tamworth currently sits at about 65 per cent first dose and 34 per cent second dose," he said.
"In the future, businesses will only allow people who are double vaccinated to enter their premises.
"That's what the future will look like - so the nudge is there to get vaccinated. It doesn't matter which one you chose, but get it done as soon as possible."
UNE Medical Centre staff and local GPs will be administering the vaccine at both hubs.
Tamworth and Armidale councils will be undertaking support roles in administration, marshalling and traffic management. Police will also be on hand.
Locals should bring a medicare card, if they have one.
Free transport from Coledale and Oxley Vale through Tamworth Buslines and Hannafords Coaches will be available on the day.
Upcoming UNE Medical Centre Drop-in COVID-19 Clinics
Free, drop-in AstraZeneca clinics for anyone over the age of 18.
WHEN: Sunday, September 12 from 9am to 3pm and Sunday, October 10 from 9am to 3pm
WHERE: Tamworth Sports Dome, Courts 4, 5 and 6
WHEN: Saturday, September 11 from 9am to 3pm and Saturday, September 18 from 9am to 3pm
WHERE: UNE Medical Centre, 110 Butler St, Armidale NSW 2350
WHEN: Saturday, October 2 from 9am to 3pm
WHERE: Glen Innes Showground, Bourke Street Entrance
WHEN: Saturday, September 25 from 9am to 3pm
WHERE: Moree Services Club, Albert St, Moree NSW 2400
WHEN: Friday, September 24 from 9:30am to 3pm
WHERE: Inverell Showground, 10 Tingha Rd, Inverell NSW 2360
Royal Flying Doctor Service Pop-up Pfizer Clinics
Free, walk-in Pfizer vaccination clinics for anyone over the age of 12.
WHEN: Monday, September 13, Tuesday September 14 and Wednesday September 15 from 9:30am to 4pm
WHERE: Griffith Pavillion, Gunnedah Showground, Oxley Highway
WHEN: Thursday, September 16 from 10am to 4pm
WHERE: Mullaley Hall, Nombi Street
WHEN: Friday, September 17 from 10am to 4pm
WHERE: Curlewis Hall, 21 Goran Street
WHEN: Saturday, September 18 from 10:30am to 3:30pm
WHERE: Railway Hall
WHEN: Sunday, September 19 from 10:30am and 3:30pm
WHERE: Quirindi High School
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