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More vaccine clinics popping up this weekend

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COVID-19 vaccine: Grace recently stepped up to get her jab at the Bundaberg TAFE as she’s keen to travel again and protect the community, particularly those who are immunocompromised. Photo: WBHHS Facebook

Pop-up vaccination clinics will be available in Bundaberg this weekend as the state continues to encourage every Queenslander to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service (WBHHS) Vaccine Lead Fiona Sewell said her team was continuing to branch out to as many places as possible to offer convenient access to the vaccine.

“Our pop-up teams are excited to be heading to some fabulous local food and music events across the region this evening (Friday, 5 November),” Ms Sewell said.

“In Bundaberg, we have a team heading to Sunset Eats + Beats at Riverfeast as part of the Milbi Festival, where attendees can get the jab while listening to an eight-piece funk-soul band.

“The COVID-19 vaccines give us the best chance of keeping our community safe, so we can continue to do more of the things we enjoy, such as attending these wonderful local events.”

Ms Sewell said vaccine teams would also be returning to Bunnings Warehouse this Saturday and Sunday (5-6 November) in Bundaberg between 8am and 2pm.

“The Bunnings clinics have been so successful – we’re again hoping to see tradies, renovators, DIY regulars, plant lovers and casual shoppers, or those simply there to grab a sausage,” she said.

“Our fixed vaccine clinics at the Hervey Bay and Bundaberg TAFEs and the Maryborough Town Hall will also be running on Saturday.”

Ms Sewell said the vaccination remained the best way to protect ourselves and our loved ones against the impacts of COVID-19, including serious illness or death from the virus.

“I think we’ve made terrific progress towards reaching our vaccination milestones in Wide Bay,” she said.

“But we need to keep up this good work – Delta is on our doorstep and we can’t keep it out forever.

“We urgently need Queenslanders who are not yet vaccinated to come forward for their COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.”

To find what days and hours your local fixed or rural vaccination location is open, visit www.health.qld.gov.au/widebay/html/covid-19/vaccine

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