COVID-19 vaccination hub now on Charles Sturt’s Bathurst campus

As of Monday August 23, 2021, the Western NSW Local Health District’s (WNSWLHD) COVID-19 vaccination hub in Bathurst has relocated to our Charles Sturt campus.

According to Bathurst Vaccination Hub Executive Lead, Melissa Belfanti, the relocation is a strategic way of allowing an increase in capacity and the safe administration of more vaccines.

This decision follows rapid increases of COVID-19 cases in NSW and a subsequent state-wide lockdown.

“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”, said Charles Sturt University Interim Vice Chancellor, Professor John Germov.

The clinic is located at Building 1286 on Panorama Avenue and will operate seven days a week.

Mr Germov said that although the health and safety of our staff and students is of paramount concern currently, the clinic is open to whole Bathurst community.

The clinic will continue to run by appointment only. To book an appointment, simply visit the online Eligibility Checker or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

OCHRE Health is also providing vaccination services on Charles Sturt’s Bathurst campus. However, the community is reminded that this is a separate service to the relocated WNSWLHD clinic.

Paul Toole, Member of Bathurst and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, told Charles Sturt University News, “This is a huge win for Bathurst. Vaccination has never been more important and is our best way out of this.”

For more information on COVID-19 vaccinations, visit www.health.gov.au

This article first appeared on news.csu.edu.au and has been reproduced with permission.