Freight workers in NSW hotspots given priority vaccine access


Freight workers from Sydney hotspots have been given priority access to Covid vaccines this week.

Anyone living in the below areas can make a booking at one of the designated clinics here.

Local government areas of concern

  • Blacktown
  • Campbelltown
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Cumberland
  • Fairfield
  • Georges River
  • Liverpool
  • Parramatta

Penrith suburbs

  • Caddens
  • Claremont Meadows
  • Colyton
  • Erskine Park
  • Kemps Creek
  • Kingswood
  • Mount Vernon
  • North St Marys
  • Orchard Hills
  • Oxley Park
  • St Clair
  • St Marys

According NSW Health, you must book for two doses of the vaccine with the same clinic when you make your booking. You will not be able to book your first dose in one clinic and book the second dose in another.

The system will offer you a date for the second dose once you’ve chosen a date for the first one.

Priority bookings can be made from today until Sunday, August 22.

Road Freight NSW CEO Simon O’Hara described it as a win for members and other transport staff working across critical supply chains throughout the latest Covid outbreak.

“This vindicates RFNSW’s long-running campaign for essential freight and transport staff to be given priority access to vaccinations and we commend the NSW Government for listening and acting on our concerns,” O’Hara said.

“RFNSW has maintained that it’s crucial that our truckies are given the best possible protection,  if they are expected to be working on the frontline throughout the pandemic, whilst the wider community is in lockdown.

“Giving truckies this immediate access to vaccines in these COVID hotspots makes sense and will ensure freight keeps moving and there aren’t any disruptions to our supply chains during these difficult times.”

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