BY JARROD MELMETH

NSW Health Minister, Brad Hazzard has confirmed the NSW Government is on the hunt for a possible new mass vaccination hub in Newcastle.

Health officials are looking for a large commercial premises approximately 2000sqm in floor space, which is well placed in terms of parking, accessibility and public transport. 

The search for a local hub follows calls last week from the Hunter GP Association who said a vaccination centre in the Hunter would increase protection from outbreaks.

It also follows the State Governments Sydney Olympic Park vaccination Centre which opened on May 10 and has thousands of people booked in to receive the jab. 

Anyone with a suitable premises is being asked to contact the Health Ministers Office.