No new local COVID-19 cases in Qld, Pfizer jabs extended to over 60’s

QUEENSLAND has recorded no new local cases as the state continues to get the upper hand on the recent outbreak in Brisbane’s south.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told Queensland Parliament on Wednesday morning it was a good sign for Queensland.

“Once again, the people of this state have faced been threatened by a COVID outbreak and once again they are fighting back,” she said.


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“Everyone who wears a mask, everyone who uses the Check-In App, everyone who gets tested and vaccinated deserves the credit for keeping Delta out and our economy open.

“We are frequently told where in the world has stopped the spread of Delta expect, at this stage, in Queensland.”

Queensland reached a new vaccine milestone on Tuesday, with a total of four million vaccines dished out across the state.

The Premier also unveiled a fresh plan to increase the vaccination rate, declaring this weekend a ‘super weekend’ for vaccinations.

“Everyone of our community hubs across Queensland will be open and walk-ins are welcome,” the Premier revealed.

“I want to see Queenslander’s come out in droves and get vaccinated this weekend.”

From this weekend, the Pfizer jab will also become available for those over the age of 60, following similar moves in other states.

“They’ve said to me loud and clear they want to have a choice of vaccines, and I say let’s give it to them,” the Premier said.

We are able to do this because the supply is finally coming in.

Now that everyone form the age of 12 is eligible, I want to see generations of families turning up to get vaccinated.

“People with bookings will still have their appointments honoured. Walk-ins might need some patience but the important things is to turn up.”