Vaccination Drive

With just over six weeks until the Christmas school holidays, the Federal and State governments are seeking to ramp up vaccination rates, with more walk-in clinics opening across the country this weekend.

With Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk committing to open the border to New South Wales and Victoria on 17 December, provided the State reaches an 80% fully vaccinated level, it is in the interest of the tourism industry to support the government’s push.

Recent Federal Government reports suggest Queensland is lagging 20%-30% behind the other eastern states on double vaccination targets sparking concerns about delays in the border opening, which would be detrimental to the Queensland tourism industry.

As of 26 October 61.8%, of Queenslanders were recorded as double vaccinated, lagging behind New South Whales at 86% and the ACT 89.9%.

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Deputy Premier Steven Miles said this weekend’s walk-in vaccination clinics were part of the push to offer pop-up sites where people live, work, learn, shop and play.

“We know there is not a one size fits all approach to get people vaccinated, and we need to offer various options and locations as the rollout progresses to reach as much of the community as possible,” the Deputy Premier said.

Two walk in clinics will open on the Fraser Coast in Maryborough and Hervey Bay, one at the Hervey Bay TAFE and the other at City Hall in Maryborough.

Hervey Bay TAFE – Pfizer Only clinic
47 – 95 Urraween Rd, Hervey Bay
Tuesday 10am—6pm Wednesday — Saturday 8am—4pmAccepting all persons aged 12 and over as a walk-in during operating hours.
Maryborough City Hall – Pfizer Only clinic
388 – 396 Kent St, Maryborough
Tuesday 8am—4pm Wednesday — Thursday 9am—5pm Friday — Saturday 8am—4pmAccepting all persons aged 12 and over as a walk-in during operating hours.

Click here to see all Queensland vaccination centres.

The Deputy Premier’s full statement is also available here: