Gold Coast residents will soon have greater access to the COVID-19 vaccine, with a new community-based vaccine hub set to open in the city.
The centre, which will be based adjacent to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast Highway in Broadbeach, is one of two new hubs opening in the South East.
It’s set to swing open its doors on Monday July 26, with another vaccine centre in Ipswich opening on Tuesday July 20.
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Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the new centres were in response to the growing demand for vaccinations from Ipswich and Gold Coast residents.
“As more Queenslanders come forward for vaccination, the State Government is continuing to grow its network of COVID-19 vaccination hubs,” she said.
“We’re pleased to be able to provide this service to the Ipswich and Gold Coast communities to enhance their access to the free COVID-19 vaccine.
“Subject to supply from the Commonwealth, we’re continuing to roll out community-based vaccination locations across Queensland.”
To date, more than 740,000 vaccinations have been administered across the state.
The new Gold Coast centre, which is Queensland’s first mass vaccination hub, will operate seven days a week.