AIS Arena COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic

The AIS Arena COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic

The ACT Government opened the COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Arena on Friday 3 September 2021.

The AIS Arena COVID-19 vaccination clinic is the ACT’s largest mass COVID-19 vaccination site.

It administers Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for people aged 12 years and over.

You need 2 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, given at least 3 weeks apart for greatest protection against COVID-19.

People who had their second dose more than 6 months ago, can now get a COVID-19 booster dose to boost their protection.

People who are severely immunocompromised can also get a third dose at a GP, pharmacy or an ACT Government clinic.

How to book at the AIS Arena COVID-19 vaccination clinic

See our COVID-19 vaccination booking page.

How to get to the AIS Arena COVID-19 vaccination clinic

The AIS Arena COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic is located at 26 Leverrier St, Bruce.

It is open every day from 8am to 8:30pm.

The following map shows the driving routes, parking and access points into the clinic.

General parking is shown in blue.

Accessible parking and entry (show in maroon) is close by, with a short ground level path to the entrance and then a lift to get down to the arena level where you’ll get your vaccine.

Only people needing accessible parking will be allowed through to Leverrier Street.

Map of AIS Arena Clinic

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Free public transport to ACT Government COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Transport Canberra is providing free transport on bus and light rail for anyone travelling to an ACT Government COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

Free travel includes family, carers, guardians, support people and children accompanying the person getting vaccinated.

To access free travel, individuals need to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination booking at an ACT Government clinic to the driver or customer service officer (upon request).

You can plan your trip ahead of time using Transport Canberra’s Journey Planner.

Getting to the AIS Arena COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic

Individuals going to the AIS Arena can make use of the Rapid 9 (R9) from Dickson and Belconnen interchanges.

The service will divert slightly to drop off and pick up customers from the AIS Arena COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic.

The service operates every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends.

The R9 will run until after the AIS Arena clinic finishes its last appointment.

For more information, see a map of the bus service (PDF 80KB).

Specialist COVID-19 vaccination service

The AIS Arena runs a weekly specialist COVID-19 vaccination clinic for a small portion of the population who are most at risk of developing a severe reaction following a COVID-19 vaccination or who experience severe needle phobia.

Please speak to your GP, treating specialist or health care provider if you have:

  • had an anaphylactic reaction following a COVID-19 vaccination
  • a prior history of allergic reactions or anaphylaxis to vaccines or vaccine ingredients
  • a severe phobia of needles.

They will assess your suitability for a COVID-19 vaccine and may provide a referral to ACT Health for review.

Following assessment, ACT Health may contact you to arrange for you to receive your COVID-19 vaccine at the special clinic at the AIS Arena.

People with a history of severe allergy to foods, venom or medications, including latex should be able to be vaccinated in the community.

If you have any concerns or questions, we strongly recommend you speak to a GP or health care provider.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Last Updated: November 11 2021