WA Government announces COVID-19 vaccinations to be accessible at certain schools

Government ramps up vaccination roll-out for teenagers

Starting from October 11, there will be a group of WA secondary schools taking part in school based COVID-19 vaccinations.

The WA government announced on Monday October 11 that the initiative will target priority settings including secondary schools, residential colleges, agricultural colleges, and education support schools.

To increase vaccinations in the large scale format of schools, the program will also support schools in both metropolitan and regional WA in transporting students to State-run vaccination clinics.

The government said this would provide another convenient option for young people to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.

Education minister Sue Ellery said the program would provide students the opportunity to get vaccinated either at school or be transports to a state-run clinic.

"This is an additional measure to what is already in place, and I would encourage all eligible students and school staff to get vaccinated as soon as possible and play their part in helping protect the Western Australian community," she said.

There are currently state-run vaccination clinics in Busselton and Bunbury.

The Bunbury clinic is open six days a week while the Busselton clinic is open on certain days, more information can be found at the HealthyWA website.

WA Premier Mark McGowan said he urged everyone who was eligible to have the important conversation with their children about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Health minister Roger Cook said the program offered an easy and convenient opportunity for students to access the vaccine.

"Parents and guardians also have the option of booking appointments using http://www.rollup.wa.gov.au or with a primary care provider."

A range of GPs, GP respiratory clinics and pharmacies will also be able to provide the vaccine to children aged 12 years and older. Visit http://www.rollup.wa.gov.au for more information about COVID-19 vaccines.