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NSW Premier Gladlys Berjeklian toured the NSW mass vaccination hub in the Sydney Olympic Area yesterday, April 22.  She expressed the state government's hope to have a NSW Health-run mass vaccination clinic operational by the middle of May 2021. 

Ms Berejiklian also expressed her the state government's wish to have NSW Health undertake the vaccination of aged-care workers, which is currently being done by the federal government, including the families of healthcare workers.

At the media briefing, she said:   “At its capacity, we’re expecting this hub to be able to dispense around 30,000 vaccines every single week,” she said.

Ms Berejiklian advised that the NSW government has been advised of the number of Pfizer and AstraZeneca doses it will be receiving in the next few weeks.

“This mass vaccination hub will be needed if we have to dispense with all the Pfizer vaccines that are made available to us,” she said.

“If the information we’ve been provided materialises, this vaccination hub will be necessary to get the Pfizer vaccine out to everybody who is in those categories of individuals who need it.”

NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Eighteen new cases were acquired overseas to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,229.

For updated information, go to https://www.health.nsw.gov.au.

 

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