The finishing touches are this week being put on Gold Coast’s new COVID-19 community vaccination centre in Broadbeach, adjacent to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast Highway.
The purpose designed facility will open on Monday, 26 July 2021, providing easy access for Gold Coasters getting the jab with its close proximity to public transport and availability of free parking on the ground floor of the convention centre.
The centre will operate seven days a week, Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 5.30pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 8.30am to 4pm.
Gold Coast Health Executive Director of Clinical Governance, Education and Research, Dr Jeremy Wellwood said the new facility would be welcome news for those eager to get vaccinated.
“The opening of this centre is the culmination of months of planning by our team and valuable partners to establish a site that caters for the needs of our community,” he said.
“It brings us one step closer to protection against COVID-19. We’d like to thank the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and Gold Coast City Council for their valued contribution to our community vaccination effort.”
The Broadbeach Vaccination Centre replaces the Gold Coast University Hospital Vaccination Centre which closes on Sunday, 25 July and the Albert Waterways Vaccination Centre which closed on 19 July.
Phase 1a and 1b workers and anyone who is due to receive their second Pfizer dose continue to be prioritised. This includes frontline, high risk and critical workers including healthcare workers, aged care and disability workers, quarantine and border workers and critical and high-risk workers such as emergency services personnel.
All eligible community members who wish to be vaccinated are encouraged to register for a vaccination appointment on our website at: www.goldcoast.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccination. Bookings are currently essential.