The state’s largest vaccination blitz to date will take place this weekend with the Bundaberg Region to host a range of pop-up clinics as part of the event.
The clinics will be available at St Luke's Anglican School, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Kepnock State High School, Bundaberg Tafe, the Antenatal Clinic, Shalom College and Gig Gin and Isis State High Schools.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Queenslanders needed to vaccinate before it was too late.
“Vaccinations are the key to saving lives and reuniting Queenslanders with their friends and family,” she said.
“We’re working hard to make it as quick and easy as possible for all Queenslanders to get vaccinated.
“That’s why we’re establishing vaccination clinics at dozens of schools right throughout the state.
“Super Saturday is our largest vaccine push to date. If you’ve been saying you’ll just wait a bit before getting the vaccine – it’s time for you to come forward and get vaccinated now.”
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said earlier this month, the state established pop-up clinics at 18 schools, administering 4500 doses over two days.
“We’ve given you the vaccination targets and dates we’re working towards to open Queensland’s borders so you can see your family and friends – and Queenslanders have the power to bring those dates forward if more people get vaccinated sooner,” she said.
“We want anyone aged 12 and over who is yet to be vaccinated to come to any of our vaccination clinics, walk in and get the jab this Saturday you don’t need an appointment.
“Remember it takes at least five weeks to be fully protected from the vaccine.
“We cannot be complacent. Just because COVID-19 may not have reached your community yet does not mean it won’t.”
Ms D’Ath said the vaccination blitz was part of the effort to offer vaccinations where people lived, worked, learned, shopped and played, and make vaccination as easy and convenient as possible.
Education Minister Grace Grace said she was excited to partner with her health colleagues again this weekend to increase vaccine uptake.
“We hope that many of Queensland’s students aged 12 and over, their families, their neighbours, and friends, will come forward and get vaccinated this Saturday to protect themselves and their community,” the Minister said.
“Thank you to all those schools who are supporting Queensland’s vaccination efforts this Saturday.”
For the full list of vaccination locations and opening times, visit the Queensland Health vaccination locations webpage.
Carinbundi offers Pfizer clinic
Following the success of their last Covid Vaccination Clinic, Carinbundi is teaming up with two other local organisations – Rugby Bundaberg and the Catholic Parish of Bundaberg to host another clinic.
Aspen Medical will be providing the medical expertise for the clinic.
The clinic will run from 25 October to 3 December giving everybody the opportunity to get their first and second jabs.
The venue will be The Waves, entry at 20 Thabeban Street.
“We know the borders will be opening soon so we want Bundaberg People to protect themselves, their families and their community,” Clive Pearce, CEO of Carinbundi said.
“At Carinbundi we want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to be vaccinated.”
Vaccination rates for people living with a disability are lower than average.
As a disability provider, we don’t believe this is acceptable so we are stepping up to do our bit for them Bundy Disability community as well as the community as a whole.”
Priority will be given to people living with a disability, disability workers and their families but will be open to every eligible person.
Please note that this is anybody over 12 years of age.
Anybody coming along to the clinic is asked to bring their Medicare Card along with ID.
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