Bundaberg Region residents will have even more opportunity to get vaccinated as pop-up clinics open across selected high schools as part of the second Super Pfizer Weekend.
Bundaberg State High School and Bundaberg North State High School are two of 19 locations across the state that will be open for Pfizer vaccinations on Sunday.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath said the initiative was targeting areas with low uptake through the school pop-up clinics.
“This will initially be a trial to see how popular school-based clinics are, and we hope to expand to more areas in coming weeks,” Minister D’Ath said.
“If you are heading out this weekend with your family and there’s a pop-up vaccination clinic near you, then make it a family outing to get vaccinated.
“All family members aged 12 years and over can get vaccinated and be protected all at the same time.
“The sooner Queenslanders get vaccinated, the sooner we can begin navigating a pathway out of the pandemic.”
Minister D’Ath said the second Super Pfizer Weekend would ensure people who came out three weeks ago could access their second dose, as well as providing more vaccination opportunities for anyone who hasn’t yet been vaccinated.
“We have plenty of vaccine supply and capacity available and it’s becoming so easy to get vaccinated anywhere across Queensland – there is absolutely no reason to delay.
“There is also no need to book – simply walk in and get vaccinated. It doesn’t matter where you got your first dose, you can go to any vaccination clinic to get your second dose.
“Every person who gets vaccinated helps decrease the spread of COVID-19, as well as protect their families, friends, and community.
“We need as many Queenslanders as possible getting vaccinated.”
Education Minister Grace Grace said she was excited to partner with her health colleagues to push the vaccine further into Queensland communities.
“The Department of Education is proud to play a role in the vaccine rollout, and for many of the state’s high schools to be utilised in increasing access to the vaccine,” Minister Grace said.
“We hope that many of Queensland’s students aged 12 and over, and their families, will come forward and get vaccinated this weekend.”
If you can’t make it to a Queensland Health vaccination location, including pop-up locations, you can access the COVID-19 vaccine at a participating primary care provider, such as GPs and community pharmacies.
Super Pfizer Weekend pop-up vaccination clinics:
- Bundaberg State High School: Sunday, 10 October from 1.30pm to 4pm.
- Bundaberg North State High School: Sunday, 10 October from 9.30am to noon.
Find a list of all vaccination clinic locations here.
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