Members of Canberra’s construction industry are coming together in a bid to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates within the sector sooner.
A pop-up drive through vaccination clinic will be established in Fyshwick this weekend in what’s being dubbed ‘Super Saturday’ with incentives on offer for those who come forward.
The project is a collaboration between the Fyshwick Business Association, Master Builders and KENOLTA Medical Centre, with the pop-up clinic the second drive through hub to be run within the industrial suburb in as many weeks.
The clinic will be run at the Master Builders HQ and will be offering the Astra Zeneca vaccine for anyone keen to get the jab, without the need for an appointment.
President of the Fyshwick Business Association, Rob Evans said local businesses are as keen as the construction sector to see life return to normal and are willing to treat those who get the jab.
“We’ve had generous offers from a number of local businesses and as a result we’re able to say thank you to every tradie who gets a jab with us this Saturday with a beer and burrito voucher courtesy of Jim Murphy’s Market Cellars and Gusman y Gomez.”
Earlier this week, Advice for the Astra Zeneca was changed to recommend Canberrans only wait between 4-8 weeks for their second shot.
“In practical terms, if you get your first AZ jab today and your second four weeks later, you’ll be fully vaccinated and protected months before you can get in to have a single Pfizer shot.”
The ‘Tradies Super Saturday’ drive through clinic is on this Saturday 11 September, 9am-2pm in the car park of Master Builders ACT, 1 Iron Knob Street, Fyshwick.