Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena has become a mass vaccination center for HSC students living in the city’s southwest.
The Olympic Park Stadium, which typically hosts live sporting and musical events, has been converted into a vaccination center for grade 12 students in eight local government areas (LGAs) of concern to receive their first dose of Pfizer vaccine
The center will have the capacity to administer approximately 4,000 vaccines per day and is expected to vaccinate up to 24,000 students between August 9-14 as part of a bet for NSW Year 12 students to resume learning by face to face by next week. .
Over 3,000 students from Liverpool, Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Parramatta, Blacktown, Georges River and Campbelltown came to the stadium to receive their first jab yesterday, with another 8,000 reserved for later in the week .
Qudos Bank Arena, owned by Australian event giant TEG, has not hosted any live music performances since Whitesnake, Tool, Alice Cooper and Michael Buble performed on site in February 2020.
TEG CEO Geoff Jones highlighted the importance of the mass immunization effort in a post on his LinkedIn, writing “We are proud to support NSW in their immunization program by opening Qudos Bank Arena as a vaccination center ”.
TEG representatives have been contacted to provide further comments on the vaccination center.