Health Minister Yvette D’Ath urged families to visit the pop-up clinics around the state which will welcome people for first and second doses of the vaccine with no bookings needed.
“We’re targeting areas with low uptake with these 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,” she 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.”
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath urged Queenslanders to visit the pop-up clinics and get vaccinated during the second “Super Pfizer Weekend”. Picture: NCA Newswire / Dan Peled
The pop-up clinics will be available at selected high schools in Woodridge, Browns Plains, Kingston, Deception Bay, Morayfield, Laidley, Ipswich, Redbank Plains, Emerald, Gladstone, Ormeau, Pacific Pines, Toowoomba, Gympie, Maryborough, Bundaberg and Mackay.
As part of Queensland’s “Super Pfizer Weekend” the Health Minster said there would be 26 community vaccination locations, nine hospital and outreach clinics and five pop-ups at events such as the MOSAIC Multicultural Festival at Roma Street Parklands this Sunday.
“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,” Ms D’Ath said.
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“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.”
The low vaccination rates are more apparent in some locations with Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson warning that lockdowns may be imposed on his area if vaccination rates are not improved.
“You have heard where we are. We are still 11 percentage points behind the state average for vaccinations,” he said.
“If we cannot handle 20 per cent or more unvaccinated people in our community, then the only option is lockdown.
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“There is no further option. We are at that point in our community. We aren’t saying please anymore, we are saying it is your duty as a Queenslander.”
Australia’s national double-dose vaccination rate is currently at 59.3 per cent with 81 per cent of the nation’s eligible population having received one dose.
Queensland is well behind on the national rollout with only 50.3 per cent of the population fully vaccinated and 68.8 per cent with one dose of the vaccine.
On Thursday the state recorded zero new local COVID-19 cases and six cases acquired overseas, taking the state’s total active cases to 31.

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