The Premier has revealed Gold Coast residents will be the first in Queensland to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement on Monday, as Australia prepares to receive the first 80,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine in the coming days.
Special hubs will be set up on the Gold Coast as well as Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and the Sunshine Coast.
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“They will be making sure that the batches are correct and then towards the end of the month there’ll be a slow rollout,” the Premier said.
“It will start in one hub first to do the testing, to make sure everything’s fine and then be rolled out to the other hubs.”
There have been no new cases of COVID-19, both locally and in hotel quarantine, leaving just seven active cases across the state.
Meanwhile, Queensland Health is still trying to contact 50 people within the state who may have been exposed to the virus in Melbourne.
There were initially 1500 people deemed close contacts of those linked to the Holiday Inn outbreak. 800 of those have since been tested and returned negative results.