One new local Covid case in Qld as people flock to vaccine hubs

Good news again for Queensland today, with just one new local case of the virus diagnosed.

The person is linked to the Sunnybank cluster and was in home quarantine throughout their whole quarantine period.

The Sunnybank cluster now sits at 11 cases, but any further infections likely won’t have spent time in the community.


It comes as Queensland embarks on a vaccine blitz this weekend, which has seen some community hubs overwhelmed with walk-ins.

Anyone is able to walk into any of the 38 community hubs around Queensland and get a dose of Pfizer, including at the Broadbeach Vaccination Centre.

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Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young admits she’s been blown away by the response this morning as well and will endeavour to put on more walk-in days going forward.

It’s proven that we do need walk-ins, that we had a booking system because we thought that that was convenient for people.

“They could book and turn up at a specific time. But it’s clear people also want the ability to walk in.

“So maybe not everyone will get their chance this weekend because the turnout has been unbelievable. 

“Far more than I ever hoped for. So it might mean we’ll have to get some people to come next weekend, but now we’ve got this, we’ll be having walk-ins every weekend going forward.

“So keep coming forward. The quicker we can get everyone vaccinated, the quicker we can beat this virus.

“So, so far, we’ve been really effective due to so many wonderful people keeping the virus out of Queensland.

“But it will be coming in.

“We just need to make sure that we’re all protected, we’ve got our armour, that we’ve had the vaccine.