Gold Coast vaccination rates climbing but work still to do

The vaccine rollout on the Gold Coast continues to pick up speed but the city’s overall rate continues to lag behind the Queensland average.

However, some areas on the Glitter Strip are performing much better than others.

Queensland’s first dose vaccination rate has hit 60.3 per cent following the state’s ‘Super Pfizer’ weekend where almost 57-thousand jabs were administered.


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A massive 6748 jabs were done at the Broadbeach vaccination centre across Saturday and Sunday.

There is now 41.8 per cent of eligible Queenslanders who are fully vaccinated.

Broadbeach Vaccination Hub on Super Pfizer Weekend. PHOTO: Facebook @ Gold Coast Health

Overall on the Gold Coast, 57.3 per cent of people aged 15 and over have now had their first jab while just 39 per cent are fully vaccinated.

According to weekly figures published by the federal health authorities on Monday, Ormeau-Oxenford has the highest number of first doses with 60,154 jabs and the highest number of second doses with 39,319.

But because the area has by far the highest population eligible for a vaccine, its overall rates are the lowest at 52.8 per cent first dose, equal with Nerang, and 34.5 per cent fully vaccinated.

Broadbeach-Burleigh has the highest percentage of vaccinated people with 63.9 per cent receiving their first dose and 44.2 per cent having both.

Coolangatta is the next best area for first doses with 63.1 per cent of the population getting their first jab and 42.3 per cent having both, putting it on par with Gold Coast North.

Gold Coast Vaccination Rates By Area

Region Eligible Population No. of people 1st dose No. of people 2nd dose % of people 1st dose % of people 2nd dose
Broadbeach – Burleigh 56,171 35,919 24,842 63.9% 44.2%
Coolangatta 47,867 30,191 20,247 63.1% 42.3%
Gold Coast – North 60,974 36,655 25,808 60.1% 42.3%
Gold Coast Hinterland 16,449 9,270 6,235 56.4% 37.9%
Mudgeeraba – Tallebudgera 27,894 16,005 10,865 57.4% 39.0%
Nerang 57,368 30,268 20,269 52.8% 35.3%
Ormeau – Oxenford 113,882 60,154 39,319 52.8% 34.5%
Robina 44,921 25,255 17,373 56.2% 38.7%
Southport 54,339 30,806 21,244 56.7% 39.1%
Surfers Paradise 40,540 23,731 16,799 58.5% 41.4%

*Source – Department of Health