Record highs for community vaccination clinics

Kippa Ring vaccination clinic group

It’s a team effort! Clinical and support services all joined together to set up the Vaccination Clinic at Kippa Ring, Doomben Racecourse, Brighton Health Campus and STARS.

Metro North residents are being vaccinated in record numbers thanks to the opening of several new community vaccination clinics.

The Community and Oral Health Acting Executive Director said the community response to the opening of the sites at Doomben Racecourse, Brighton Health Campus, Kippa Ring and the Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) had been significant.

“The number of community members booking online and coming forward to get vaccinated at these four Metro North Health sites is in excess of 1,600 vaccinations each day,” she said.

“Close to 2,000 community members passed through the doors of our community vaccination clinics on one day alone in late June.

“At the STARS vaccination clinic we have reached a major milestone with 50,000 vaccinations now administered by late June.”

As part of Metro North Health’s response to COVID-19, the Community and Oral Health directorate has safely set up four clinics across Metro North in a very short timeframe.

“In a two to three-week period we opened our Super Saturday Vaccination Clinic at Brighton and the Community Vaccination Clinics at Doomben Racecourse and Kippa Ring,” she said.

“This activity has significantly increased the demand on our directorate, and I remain so grateful to our staff for all of their efforts making this possible.”

At the same time, Community and Oral Health staff are delivering testing, hotel quarantine, bedded services, oral health care and broader rehabilitation and complex chronic disease care across the community and in homes.

The Executive Director said thank you to everyone who had worked tirelessly behind the scenes to plan and set up these vaccination clinics, and all the clinical staff and support staff who will run them.

During June we have also seen a massive increase in the number of tests being delivered at the Pine Rivers Community Assessment Clinic.

Thank you to all the staff across Metro North and our private testing partners who have stepped in to help during this challenging time.

What people are saying about our vaccination clinics

“I booked in and went for my first Pfizer vaccine at the Doomben racecourse over the weekend. Wow, it was so super organised and it was a super pleasant experience.”

“I could not fault the service and everyone involved were caring and lovely. Thank you.”

“I feel all the staff today worked extremely hard. A very busy place and should be recognised as a huge asset to Metro North Health and Queensland Health. Well done!”

“At every point, there was someone to advise or give instructions or information. Everyone was friendly and efficient. Thanks to everyone at the Kippa Ring site.”

“Anne Strahan my nurse was absolutely fabulous. Did not feel a thing. Anne-Maree one of the attendants was so lovely and caring. And, the administration ladies were efficient and helpful.”