Woolworths Group has launched vaccination hubs to deliver vaccines to team members and their households who reside in western Sydney LGAs.
With the assistance of the National COVID Vaccine Taskforce, Woolworths has opened pop-up vaccination hubs at its closed Wetherill Park and Canterbury-Bankstown Big W stores. Another hub is set to open at Big W Carnes Hill store later in the month.
Woolworths Group head of COVID response, Ross Spencer said as Australia’s largest private employer, the company is delighted to be playing its part in accelerating the national vaccine rollout.
“Making vaccine access easy and simple is key to driving uptake. We’ve seen that in our distribution centres already and we’re seeing it now as we stand up these vaccination hubs,” he said.
“Our pilot clinic in Wetherill Park has administered more than 200 doses in the first week and bookings are growing as more team members become familiar with it. We are working with the federal government to open similar vaccination hubs across the country as opportunities become available.”
Woolworths Group hosted pop-up clinics have been operating at distribution and fulfilment centres since July and have administered more than 7,500 doses.