SATURDAY is set to be a bumper day for getting jabs in arms.
The final day of Bathurst's COVID-19 pop-up vaccination hub is being branded as Super Saturday, which will see the capacity increased to help get as many residents as possible vaccinated against COVID-19.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has urged people to take advantage of the extended hours at the clinic at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (BMEC), which will be open from 9am to 7pm.
"This will give shift workers, tradies, teachers, more families and residents extra time to get the jab," he said.
"This is too good an opportunity to pass up and allows those that could not make it during the week to be vaccinated on our Super Saturday.
"It's a one-off event with every effort being made to double the capacity of residents being vaccinated throughout the day.
"Both AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines will be available, depending on each person's eligibility."
Both vaccines are available for people aged 12 to 59 years.
Those aged 60 years and over will be given AstraZeneca. Exemptions for those in the group wanting a different vaccine will not be available.
People wanting to get vaccinated at BMEC can show up on the day and join the queue. They will need to bring a form of identification and, where able, their Medicare card.
The hub will return to Bathurst in around four weeks so second doses of the vaccines can be administered to people who have utilised the hub.
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