The Murrumbidgee Local Health District is looking to boost Aboriginal jab rates in Wagga through a series of vaccination drives.
Over the next few weeks, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are being invited to walk-in vaccination clinics at Wagga Base Hospital and the Tolland community centre.
It is hoped the drives will help increase the Aboriginal vaccination rates in the area, which currently sit about 20 per cent lower than non-Indigenous rates.
Tarnie Brown from the Aboriginal Health Service at Wagga Base Hospital said the clinics will be a quick and easy way for people to get their first or second jab.
"You just have to rock up, make sure you have the correct identification, jump in a line and you'll be directed into a line and be able to get the vaccine," Ms Brown said.
"Only Aboriginal people can get it on that Sunday and they can rock up anytime during that timeframe - they don't need to book."
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Ms Brown urged local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to attend the clinics and help drive up their vaccination rates.
"It's important for everyone to make it here because we're trying to get to a certain percentage so that we can get life to go back to normal," she said.
"We want to be safe, we want to be able to see our families and do the things that we were doing and we want to be able to do it in the right way."
Ms Brown said seeing the big gap in non-Indigenous and Indigenous vaccine rates was disappointing and something they should work to remove.
"It's sad because we want our people vaccinated," she said.
"We want to be able to help and that is why we're having these clinics to be able to help get people to get vaccinated."
The first Wagga drive will be held this Sunday at the vaccination clinic at 6 Yathong Street from 1pm to 4pm.
Any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders between 12 and 59 years will be able to receive the Pfizer vaccine at the clinic, with those under the age of 15 needing to be accompanied by a legal guardian.
Another drive will also be held at the clinic on Monday which will be open to all priority groups, including pregnant women, prison staff, healthcare workers, teachers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
COVID vaccinations will also be available for priority groups from the Tolland community centre from September 27 through to October 1.
The Tolland clinic will be operating from 10am until 4pm each day.
Attendees to the vaccine drives are required to bring their Medicare card, a valid form of photo ID and a face mask.
Vaccination drives are also taking place in Griffith and Young, as well as 15 other communities across NSW.
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