Perth medical centre embraces flexibility to increase COVID-19 vaccine bookings

The unique challenges of the COVID-19 Vaccine Program have seen many general practices move outside of their traditional business model and offer unique ways for patients to receive their COVID-19 vaccines.

Lockridge Medical Centre is one practice that has risen to the challenge – offering walk-in appointments – outside of its traditional booking system.

The practice was motivated to give patients a “choice” around when they receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

The first walk-in Saturday clinic was a success with 144 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

Clinic attendance was made up of 101 booked appointments and 43 walk-in appointments.

Practice staff have engaged with local businesses in the area.

These businesses are working with vulnerable populations to improve vaccination rates in the area.

The clinics were made enjoyable with the addition of a sausage sizzle run by a local Scouts group and a prize draw.

Lockridge Medical Centre will continue the clinics every Saturday until 27 November.

Staff at Lockridge Medical Centre spent their Saturday working at a walk-in COVID-19 clinic.