Qube funds Covid-19 vaccination hub

Transport and logistics company, Qube, has enabled the launch of a Covid-19 vaccination hub at Moorebank Logistics Park.

Operated by Company Medical Services (CMS) and funded by Qube, the free access vaccine hub has been established with support from the Australian Government-owned Moorebank Intermodal Company, which is overseeing the development of Moorebank Logistics Park.

The initial focus is on providing vaccines to any essential workers including healthcare, disability and aged care workers, food distribution workers, transport and logistics workers, essential service workers and their families.

The hub is located in Qube Logistics’ brand new Warehouse 5 within Moorebank Logistics Park located at 400 Moorebank Avenue, Moorebank and is operating Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm. Staffed with nursing, medical and support team members and is expected to deliver 9,000 first and second dose Pfizer vaccines in the first six weeks for authorised workers and local community.

Qube Managing Director, Paul Digney, said the hub would provide critical vaccinations for workers in the supply chain industry to keep these vital services operational.

“Qube is a major employer in the local area with significant logistics facilities and capabilities. We recognised that we have the capacity to support the supply chain sector and accelerate vaccination rates with the establishment of this vaccination hub.

“Qube’s brand new Warehouse 5 at the Moorebank Logistics Park is perfect for this operation and we are very pleased to have been able to rapidly develop a plan for its use as a vaccination hub, with support from the Commonwealth Government and CMS.”

Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, said the vaccine hub was an example of the positive role that the private sector could play in helping to boost access to Covid vaccines.

“People across Australia, but particularly in Sydney, have done an excellent job at coming forward to get their vaccine, with vaccination rates continuing to hit record highs,” said Fletcher.

“There’s no doubt that the success of the vaccine rollout to date has been a collective effort among governments, communities and the private sector. Initiatives such as this one will ensure that we continue on this positive trajectory towards 70 and 80 per cent vaccination rates, which is what is required to safely reopen the country.

“Given its vast size and warehousing facilities, the Australian Government-owned Moorebank Logistics Park provides an optimal setting for a vaccine hub, and I thank our delivery partners Qube for providing this opportunity to the residents of South-Western Sydney.”

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