Gold Coast high schools to host pop-up vaccine clinics this weekend

Gold Coasters still yet to get the COVID-19 jab will be able to do so at some Gold Coast high schools this weekend.

Nineteen pop-up vaccination clinics are opening at selected high schools across the South East as part of the state’s second Super Pfizer weekend.

Ormeau and Pacific Pines are among the schools taking part, with anyone over the age of 12-years-old able to walk in and get the jab.


Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the State Government is testing the school pop-up clinics in areas with low uptake of the vaccine.

“This will initially be a trial to see how popular school-based clinics are, and we hope to expand to more areas in coming weeks,” Minister D’Ath said.

“If you are heading out this weekend with your family and there’s a pop-up vaccination clinic near you, then make it a family outing to get vaccinated.

“All family members aged 12 years and over can get vaccinated and be protected all at the same time.

Ms D’Ath confirmed bookings are not required.

“Simply walk in and get vaccinated… It doesn’t matter where you got your first dose, you can go to any vaccination clinic to get your second dose,” she said.

Along with the Gold Coast locations, the pop-up vaccination clinics will also be available at selected high schools in Woodridge, Browns Plains, Kingston, Deception Bay, Morayfield, Laidley, Ipswich, Redbank Plains, Emerald, Gladstone, Toowoomba, Gympie, Maryborough, Bundaberg and Mackay.

For the full list of locations and opening times, visit the Queensland Health vaccination locations webpage here.