Queensland hits 60 per cent double dose milestone on Super Saturday

Published Monday, 25 October, 2021 at 01:40 PM


Premier and Minister for the Olympics
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

Queensland has hit the 60 per cent double dose milestone as Queensland Health delivered 43,716 COVID-19 vaccinations over the weekend.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said 28,994 vaccine doses were delivered on Super Saturday.

These include 15,787 doses delivered at 116 pop up school hubs across the weekend.

More than  60 per cent of Queenslanders are now double-dosed and almost 75 per cent of the eligible population have received at least one dose.

“Super Saturday was our single biggest day this month,” the Premier said.

“Queenslanders came out in force to the school hubs we stood up on Saturday, and to our community based hubs.

“Vaccination saves lives and is the key to more fully opening up our economy and reuniting families.

“We’re standing up even more vaccination locations this weekend, with additional clinics to come online at surf clubs, theme parks and entertainment venues.

“The message is very simple: come forward, get vaccinated and protect yourself and your loved ones.”

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said as New South Wales and Victoria continue to open up, COVID will find its way to Queensland.

“COVID-19 is coming to Queensland, and vaccination is the key to keeping us safe and protecting our economy,” she said.

“If you don’t get vaccinated, you can’t protect yourself against the virus.

“So come forward to one our vaccination sites today and get the vaccine.

“Movie World, Sea World, Dreamworld, Aussie World, Australia Zoo and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary come online as vaccination sites this weekend, along with 20 surf life saving clubs.

“This is in addition to our existing network of vaccination clinics and the community pharmacies and GPs where you can get vaccinated.

“Now is the time to come forward to get vaccinated – don’t wait until it’s too late.”


Media contact:

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