QLD breaks jab record on day one of ‘super vaccine weekend’

Queensland is on track to hit its target of 50,000 COVID jabs this weekend after breaking the daily record for state-run clinics on Saturday.

Day one of ‘Super Pfizer’ weekend saw a massive 29,678 vaccines administered up to 7pm on Saturday night.

But the big turnout came at a price with people forced to wait several hours at the Broadbeach Vaccination Centre.


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People were being turned away from the Logan Entertainment Centre before lunchtime.

Similar waits are expected again on Sunday.

Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young is urging people to be patient.

“Maybe not everyone will get their chance this weekend because the turnout has been unbelievable. Far more than I ever hoped for,” Dr Young said.

“So it might mean we’ll have to get people to come next weekend.

Dr Young says after the success of this weekend, state-run vaccination hubs will start accepting walk-ins every weekend.

The weekend is set to provide a much-needed boost for Queensland’s vaccine rollout which continues to lag behind the rest of the country.

Up to Saturday, just 59.3 per cent of eligible Queenslanders had received their first dose, the lowest number of all states and territories.

Only 41.1 per cent of eligible Queenslanders have received both doses, putting the state equal last with W.A