The Queensland government announced the prizes on Thursday morning, revealing 3,000 double passes will be given away to state residents coming forward for a COVID-19 vaccination at key centres. 
The NRL will give away 2,000 double passes for Friday’s match between the Sea Eagles and the Rabbitohs on Thursday, September 23 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Boondall and a new vaccination clinic at the cruise ship terminal at Pinkenba. 
Another 1,000 double passes will be given away on Friday, September 24 for Saturday’s showdown between Melbourne Storm and the Panthers to those who get vaccinated at the Logan Entertainment Centre and Mt Warne Park. 
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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk thanked the NRL, saying it offered another reason for Queenslanders to get vaccinated.
“I want to see as many Queenslanders as possible getting vaccinated,” she said.
“This is all part of our effort to encourage vaccination uptake, which is why we’ve opened up our Caboolture, Doomben, Kippa Ring, Boondall and Pinkenba hubs to walk-ins.”
Pop-up vaccination clinics will be operating at Suncorp Stadium for both the preliminary finals this weekend and the NRL Grand Final on October 3.
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath also spruiked the new incentive, saying it was “another great way to encourage higher vaccination rates”.
“So get vaccinated in the coming days at one of our eligible vaccination hubs and give yourself a change to be part of NRL history.”
The NRL is giving away 3,000 double passes for games this weekend to Queenslanders who come forward to be vaccinated. Picture: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images
The Premier confirmed on Thursday morning 61.53 per cent of Queensland’s population has received one dose of the vaccine while 42.78 per cent are fully vaccinated.  
The state also reported one new locally acquired case overnight, however, they have been linked to the Sunnybank cluster and were in home quarantine for the entirety of their infectious period.

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