The Sunshine State is looking to speed up its vaccine rollout as November 19 looms – the date when border restrictions will begin to ease. 
Currently, 65.3 per cent of Queenslanders aged 16 and over are fully vaccinated, below the national average of 78.5 per cent.
The first dose rate in Queensland is 78.5 per cent. 
Meanwhile, the state government is considering making it easier for motorists to cross the border for Christmas.
Checkpoints will remain on southern parts of the Gold Coast but discussions are underway for police to conduct random checks instead of stopping every vehicle.
The border will be open to fully vaccinated Australians from December 17, without the need to quarantine at home for 14 days.
The state’s Health Minister, Yvette D’Ath, said she wants the crossing to be as smooth as possible during the holidays.
More to come. 
Qld considers easier checkpoint passage

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