‘No time for complacency’: Vaccination hub relocated to Charles Sturt University in Bathurst

20 AUGUST 2021

‘No time for complacency’: Vaccination hub relocated to Charles Sturt University in Bathurst

“The health and safety of our staff, students and communities is of paramount concern to Charles Sturt University” - Interim Vice-Chancellor Professor John Germov

  • Western NSW Local Health District’s COVID-19 vaccination hub at Bathurst relocated to Charles Sturt campus
  • Interim Vice-Chancellor encourages ‘staff, students and all in our communities’ to get vaccinated
  • Vaccination hub will operate from Monday 23 August onward, seven days a week

Western NSW Local Health District’s (WNSWLHD) COVID-19 vaccination hub at Bathurst is on the move, relocating from its William Street location to a new site on Charles Sturt University’s campus.

With the support of Charles Sturt, the vaccination hub has moved to the University’s campus at Building 1286 on Panorama Avenue and will operate from Monday 23 August onward, seven days a week.

Melissa Belfanti, Bathurst Vaccination Hub Executive Lead, said “the relocation of our vaccination hub will allow us to increase capacity and safely administer more vaccines per day”.

“The clinic will still be by appointment only, we won’t accept walk-ins. To book an appointment people can visit the online Eligibility Checker or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222”.

“The new site is easily accessed, including for those relying on public transport, has more parking available and is a larger space so we can expand if necessary, while keeping the same focus on patient, staff and community safety.”

Charles Sturt University Interim Vice-Chancellor Professor John Germov said, “the health and safety of our staff, students and communities is of paramount concern to Charles Sturt University”.

“As the devastating spread of COVID-19 occurring in NSW and elsewhere in Australia shows, this is no time for complacency when it comes to vaccinations.

“On behalf of the University I want to continue to encourage staff, students and all in our communities to get vaccinated when they become eligible – at this vaccination clinic, or any other certified facility.”

Paul Toole, Member for Bathurst and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, said, “this is a huge win for Bathurst, vaccination has never been more important and is our best way out of this”.

“We’re all in this together and we can all play a role, so I urge everyone in Bathurst who has not already been vaccinated to take that step and book an appointment as soon as you can.

“Remember, vaccinations are not provided solely by WNSWLHD. You can also book in to get vaccinations through your GP, the Aboriginal Medical Service, the Primary Health Network and a number of pharmacies too.”

OCHRE Health is also providing vaccination services on Charles Sturt University’s campus. That service is separate to the relocated WNSWLHD clinic.

For information on Covid-19 vaccination go to www.health.gov.au.

Media Note:

Caption (from left): Charles Sturt University’s Matthew Maggs, Western NSW Local Health District’s Melissa Belfante, Charles Sturt University’s Shane O’Brien and Therese King and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole.

For photo please contact Charles Sturt Media Manager Dave Neil on 0407 332 718 or at dneil@csu.edu.au


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