City of Sydney council has passed a motion allowing the pop-up vaccination hub in Redfern to remain open until December. “Many people say that this lockdown, which has now stretched for three months, has been harder than the restrictions imposed last year. Whilst necessary to protect us from COVID-19, it is taking its toll,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore. “I remain concerned that many of our most vulnerable community members will be left behind. They are at risk now and this will only increase when more of our economy opens up next month.”
The move follows recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Redfern and Waterloo, which resulted in strict lockdowns for vulnerable residents — including those in social and Aboriginal housing. Responding to council’s directive, Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Scully said: “[Having] consistent pop-up hubs, particularly centred close to social housing hubs, that is going to make a world of difference in communication, and people actually being able to get there and get vaccinated.”
The Koori Vaccination Clinic is located at NCIE, 166-180 George Street, Redfern. No appointment is needed, you can walk right on in. The hub is open 10am-4pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Anyone who is currently eligibly for Pfizer can walk in and get their first dose. That is:
- Anyone aged 16-59
- Anyone aged over 59 and currently living in public housing (there will be a doctor on site to assess suitability)
- Anyone aged 12-15 with an underlying health issue and approval by a doctor
- Any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person aged 12 and over.