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The last state-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics across Western Australia will close next month.

The COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Midland will close at the end of the month. © Richard Wainwright/AAP PHOTOS The COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Midland will close at the end of the month.

Pop-up clinics will continue to target priority groups, while the wider community can still access jabs through pharmacies and GPs.

The state-run Claremont Showgrounds clinic is now closed after administering 590,000 vaccinations since it was established in April 2021.

Armadale, Maddington and Wanneroo clinics were recently closed, while those at Joondalup and Midland will close by the end of October.

Clinics at Mirrabooka and Kwinana will close in early November.

Chief Health Officer Andrew Robertson said closing the major vaccination sites would free up resources and staff for pop-up clinics, while others could take up different roles within the health system.

"I'd like to thank the vaccination program staff for their professional and dedicated work in administering what is a major part of the state's biggest-ever emergency health response," he said.

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