Queensland’s largest vaccination blitz planned for this Saturday

Published Thursday, 21 October, 2021 at 03:10 PM

Premier and Minister for the Olympics
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

The state’s largest vaccination blitz to date will take place this weekend and anyone yet to be vaccinated is encouraged to come forward and get their first dose.

The Super Saturday vaccination blitz will include pop-up vaccination clinics at up to 100 high schools across the state in addition to existing community vaccination locations.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the school pop-up clinics would be available across multiple regions this Saturday, with a focus on areas with low vaccination uptake.

“We need Queenslanders to vaccinate before it’s too late,” the Premier said.

“Vaccinations are the key to saving lives and reuniting Queenslanders with their friends and family.

“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.

“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.

“We need more of our regional Queenslanders to get vaccinated now to protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities.

“The vaccine is the best way to protect yourself against serious illness from COVID-19 and it is key to charting a course through the next stages of the pandemic.

“However, you don’t have to wait until this weekend to get vaccinated. You can access our current community vaccination centres leading up to the weekend, with many locations open seven days a week.”

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. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccine/book/vaccination-locations


Media contact:

Jack Harbour (Premier’s office) 0419 620 447

Martin Philip (Minister D’Ath’s office) 0407 675 008

Laura McKee (Minister Grace’s office) 0451 997 920