Local leaders are pleading for Gold Coasters still yet to get the COVID-19 jab to do so this weekend, with the state launching its largest-ever vaccination blitz.
The Super Saturday vaccination blitz will include pop-up vaccination hubs at more than 100 high schools across the state, in addition to existing community vaccination locations.
Ten schools on the Gold Coast are taking part, including Coombabah, Helensvale, Miami, Nerang, Pimpama, Palm Beach Currumbin, Upper Coomera, Elanora, Varsity College and Southport.
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Acting Gold Coast Mayor Donna Gates said there’s never been a better time to get the jab, as we eye off a December 17 reopening.
“We have super hubs open over the weekend, lots of vaccination points, the state has opened many of the schools, so there really is no excuse not to get vaccinated,” she said.
“Everyone of us has a role to play in ensuring our families and visitors are safe.
“Please, get the jab as we know that the hospital admission rates for Covid are almost exclusively those who are unvaccinated.”
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— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) October 21, 2021
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the school vaccine hubs will be open to walk-ins from 9am until 2pm today.
“We’re working hard to make it as quick and easy as possible for all Queenslanders to get vaccinated” the Premier said.
“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.”
There’s still 156,000 eligible Gold Coasters yet to get a single jab, with around 54 per cent of residents fully vaccinated.