A mass vaccination hub is set to open in Sydney in a bid to help the state boost it’s COVID-19 jab rollout.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the hub will be set up at a commercial building at Homebush and will be aiming to administer 30,000 vaccinations a week.
“NSW doesn’t want to see further delays and that’s why we are stepping up to support the Commonwealth,” Ms Berejiklian said.
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“This is to support the GP network and to support the Commonwealth because given where we are with the vaccine rollout, New South Wales doesn’t want to see further delays”.
Another 30,000 doses per week will also be administered at 100 other vaccination sites across the state.
Ms Berejiklian said 80 of those are “already up and running”.
“I also want to make this point, the hub at Homebush will be in addition to the 100 sites we will already have up and running,” she said.
“Half will be done at Homebush and the other half across the other 100 sites across the state”.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said “the Federal Government has to be able to provide the vaccine” in order for the mass vaccination hub to operate at its full capacity.
“There is no question that it’s been publicly acknowledged that the Federal Government set certain targets which have not been achieved and that’s not casting blame anywhere, it is just a reality,” Minister Hazzard said.
“NSW is doing what we should be doing to step in and help our citizens get vaccinated as soon as the Federal Government can make the vaccine available.”
NSW recorded no new local COVID-19 cases overnight, however, six returned travellers tested positive in hotel quarantine.