Queensland is on a massive push to get more people vaccinated, as the ‘Super Pfizer’ weekend kicks off around the state.
38 community vaccination hubs around the state will be open through the weekend, to take both bookings and walk-ins for the Pfizer formula.
Anyone over the age of 12 will be able to get a jab if they want, including the over 60 age group which was previously only allowed to get AstraZeneca.
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Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath says they now have a choice.
“The Morrison Government promised people 60 and over, that later in the year they will be given a choice in vaccines.
“We know people want to get vaccinated but there are some that haven’t yet, so come out and get vaccinated,” Minister D’Ath said yesterday.
It comes as authorities desperately try to increase our vaccination rate, which remains behind every other Australian state and territory.
As of yesterday, Queensland was at 58.17 per cent of people who’d received their first doses, and 39.95 per cent of people who are fully vaccinated.
Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young is determined to boost that number as quickly as possible.
“It’s taken us since the 22nd of February, when we did our first vaccination of a nurse down on the Gold Coast, to now to get half the doses out the door.
“The aim is over the next month to two months to get the rest out,” Doctor Young said.
For the Gold Coast, the Broadbeach Vaccination Centre is expected to be open across the weekend from 7.30 am through to 9.00 pm.
For more information about the vaccination weekend, click here.