TAMWORTH MP Kevin Anderson has confirmed walk-in Pfizer vaccination hubs will be a reality in Tamworth, with an official announcement expected in the coming weeks.
He revealed to the Leader it would be a multi-site set up, which would allow greater access for all members of the community, and he is hoping to see them set up before the end of the month.
It would be a collaboration between groups including Tamworth Regional Council, Tamworth Aboriginal Medical Service, Hunter New England Health and the NSW government. However the Royal Flying Doctor Service will be conducting the clinics.
The pop-ups are expected to follow a similar pattern to what has occurred in Gunnedah this week, with more than 2000 rolling up to receive their jabs.
The appetite for Pfizer has been strong in regional areas, with AstraZeneca mass vaccination hubs proving less popular - although still successful.
Among the 2000-plus that attended the Gunnedah hub, many were from neighbouring local government areas that were keen to get Pfizer while they could.
However, Mr Anderson has advised people against doing this. He said even smaller towns like Barraba and Manilla are in his plans to get mass access to Pfizer, so people should leave hubs to be accessed by the community it is in at the time.
"With these clinics, there are more and more coming online in different locations now, and we'll publicise those locations well in advance so those communities will be able to see when pop-up hubs will be in their town," he said.
"They will be able to then access those rather than travel long distances and travel to other centres and receive a vaccination.
"If a pop up clinic happens in a particular town, let that community have access to that vaccination hub and then find out where your vaccination hub will be, and what date."
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