A new COVID-19 vaccination clinic delivering the Pfizer vaccine to young locals will open at Panthers Leagues Club.
Bookings will open at 9am today and the clinic will start delivering vaccines from Monday.
NSW Health says anyone aged 16 to 39 living in the Penrith Local Government Area is eligible to book.
This includes suburbs within the LGA but not listed as a ‘suburb of concern’.
“We know there are several hundred thousand people in these LGAs who are unvaccinated in this age group, and this is a great opportunity for them to come forward and get their jab,” NSW Health Deputy Secretary Susan Pearce said.
Increasing the number of people who are vaccinated, even with their first dose, not only protects people from serious illness and death but also reduces the likelihood someone will acquire and spread the virus.
Clinical evidence shows a significant reduction in transmission of COVID-19 following vaccination. The likelihood of household transmission was reduced by about 50 per cent three to four weeks following vaccination.
COVID-19 vaccination gives you around 90 per cent protection against hospitalisation and death from COVID-19 if you are infected.
“We’re doing everything we can to get doses into arms and I’d like to thank our local health districts for their mammoth effort,” Mrs Pearce said.
The bookings will go live at 9am today. Click here.