The Chronicle

No waiting for jab


YOU can get vaccinated against Covid-19 at clinics in Toowoomba and Dalby without an appointmen­t in less than an hour.

Health authoritie­s are urging anyone looking to get vaccinated to pre-register and do their bit to arm themselves against the pandemic.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said from now, every weekend was a “Super Pfizer” weekend, with state-run vaccinatio­n centres ramping up to boost the state’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

“Queensland has more than 80 vaccinatio­n hubs,” she said.

“The hubs are in addition to GPs and pharmacies with more opening all the time. The more people vaccinated, the safer we will be.”

Darling Downs Health acting executive lead, health emergency operations centre, Michelle Forrest, said their aim was to make it as easy as possible for people to receive a Covid-19 vaccinatio­n at either their Clifford Gardens or Dalby vaccinatio­n centres.

“This now includes the ability for people to walk-in without a booking. We will do our best to provide a vaccinatio­n at that time, or we will book people in for an appointmen­t that suits,” she said.

“People with bookings will still be prioritise­d. It really helps our staff if people preregiste­r before they attend.”

Ms Forrest said wait times at the vaccinatio­n clinics were “reasonable”, with most people in and out within 30 to 45 minutes.

“We have seen 9444 people through the Clifford Gardens Clinic and 645 at Dalby, as at September 29,” Ms Forrest said.

“We are now starting to see good supply of vaccine in the community. There is no better time than today to get vaccinated.” To register for a vaccinatio­n visit https://www.vaccineboo­

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